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Is it OK to submit the same post-doctoral fellowship application two years in a row?

Last year, I submitted a post-doctoral fellowship application but didn't get it. This year, I thought about submitting basically the same research statement; slightly updated and refined, but having ...
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Interpersonal skills, lab dynamics, and personality

What happens to grad students who are disliked by all other grad students in their labs? For background on the situation: I started my phd recently, and I'm in a lab with three other grad students, ...
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What is the procedure for Hyperspectral image classification using CNN which is a pixelwise classification problem [on hold]

Can any one tell me the procedure for Hyperspectral image classification using CNN which is a pixel wise classification problem.The dataset is of 145x145x200 and it contains reflectance values at 200 ...
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How to cite in text a citation translated by me

Thats the question. I'm writing a paper in Spanish and I need to cite (APA) several citations in Spanish of books written in English that doesn't have translated versions. My reviewer is telling me ...
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What university affiliation should a retired member of staff use?

University retired researchers often get privileges to use Libraries etc. When a retired member uses the university library for research are they obliged to mention the university affiliation in ...
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PhD Transferring Schools, Is that possible? NOT DEPRESSED

I have encountered some problems and I really need help here. Any help or advice will be helpful to me! Thanks in advance! I am a first-year Ph.D. student, just enrolled this September. My career ...
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How do I choose my research area?

Choosing your research area Relevant and adding to that. I am planning to pursue a PhD (currently at masters) and have many research interests. Some of my interests are more attainable and my ...
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Transcript holds?

I completed a BSN program and paid my debt to the school entirely off in 2012. 2 years later I re enrolled in same school for my man. Due to health and financial issues I had to withdraw soon after ...
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Is it possible to get IRB approval after the fact?

Generally speaking, peer reviewed journals will not publish research on human subjects that did not receive IRB approval. If a study was done without the proper IRB approval, but the study itself was ...
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Submitting a paper to a new journal with responses for the rejection to the first journal

I submitted my paper in IEEE Transcations of XXX and got a rejection. But the comments were really helpful and has helped me a lot in improving the paper. But, unfortunately, I cannot resubmit that ...
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Request Colleges internationally to let students participate in a survey

For a student research project in the field of IT I would like to interview students who have little to no experience in participating in Open Source projects. My professor said that only interviewing ...
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Can I apply for an NSF grant to create a new course, and how to create a budget for it? [on hold]

I just started a tenure-track assistant professor position at a historically black university (School of Architecture). I would like to create a new course from scratch, the course is offered at many ...
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Is it preferable to cite the dissertation or a publication based on the dissertation?

I'm currently in the process of writing a literature review for a methodology and I came across two relevant works by the same author. The first is their dissertation which includes expanded details ...
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Mathematical equations in presentation slides

As a researcher in CS, I give often presentations, where I always ask about the feedback from my colleagues. I personally don't like to put equations in my slides because I believe that nobody will ...
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Conference proceedings and talks on a CV?

I come from a multidisciplinary background, mostly biostatistics and bioinformatics. I'm currently updating my CV to apply for a post doc and I'm wondering how do people include conference proceedings ...
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Is asking questions with very short answers on major exams recommended?

As a part of TA work, I need to give questions for major exams. I need to evaluate the answer sheets of students later. Let us consider the following simple examples of questions: 1) Briefly ...
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What tools do you use to manage writing co-authored papers?

What tools do you use to manage co-authored papers? This is similar to questions active 4 years ago and 5 years ago. I assume tech has changed since then. Co-authored projects I have been on have ...
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CS graduate admissions in the UK - International students [on hold]

In addition to language and academic requirements, what are the most valuable pieces of advice you can give to a Syrian student who wants to apply, a year from now, for MPhil in Advanced Computer ...
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Writing a letter of recommendation for a faculty colleague I cannot highly recommend

A colleague of mine has asked that I write him a letter of recommendation (LOR). I will call him Steve. He recently was denied tenure and is looking for a new position at several other universities. ...
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My supervisor published part of my research without informing me

While working on my PhD I have diverged from the area of expertise of my supervisor and other people in the group. In particular that allowed me to find a near solution to a problem that was not ...
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How to work as a freelancer?

I've been studying microbiology for a while (undergrad sophomore). I've been finding something to do other than my regular academic work and projects. Someone told me that Nature allows freelancers to ...
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What is the difference between repeatability, replicability and reproducibility?

I have seen many instances where authors used the term "reproducibility" and "replicability" interchangeably in the social and behavioural sciences. Sometimes, they distinguish between the "...
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NSF mathematics postdoctoral fellowship: how to indicate U.S. citizenship status

I'm currently preparing to submit my NSF mathematics postdoctoral fellowship application, with deadline tomorrow on October 17. You must be a U.S. citizen (or permanent resident, etc.) to apply. There ...
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Graduate advisors: what are some qualities that make a graduate student difficult to supervise? [on hold]

I am asking this question to seek some perspectives from graduate advisors. My question is: what qualities of a student makes him or her difficult to supervise? It is all the more valuable if this ...
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I have solid projects but the papers have not been published yet. How can I mention this in my SOP?

I have a few solid projects, however I have not yet been able to write papers on them. I am in my final year of Computer Science & Engineering. How can I tell them that I have done useful work ...
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Can a faculty on a 12-month appointment apply for grants?

I'm wondering if a 12-month appointed faculty (mainly teaching but also research duty, R1 university in the US) is allowed to pay him/herself from grants (especially NSF or NIH). I heard that they may ...
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Why do some conferences have a variable amount of reviewers for each submitted paper?

Why do some conferences have a variable number of reviewers for each submitted paper? For example, I read on https://redd.it/9nomv1 that the AAAI 2019 conference has between 3 and 5 reviewers for ...
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How much does the ranking of your Master's program/school matter when applying to PhD programs?

I'm applying for research-based Masters in Oceanography. So far, I've lined up advisors at University of Massachusetts (an intercampus program), South Florida, Georgia, and New Hampshire. According ...
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What things can I do as a job market candidate to gauge the internal political culture of a department that is hiring?

I am about to finish my phd and have been frustrated with the toxic politics and culture of my department. During the job search, what are some specific things I can do to learn about the internal ...
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Alternatives to Google Scholar for citation / lit search / BibTex entries? [on hold]

Simple question: What alternatives are there to Google Scholar for finding citations, doing lit searches, and most importantly, downloading citation data in BibTex? There are lots of specialized ...
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Is it possible to agree on feasible expectations with my supervisor or should I surrender to her demands? [on hold]

My supervisor told me I’d need 5 papers (preferably all published) in order to get my PhD degree. However , attending a PhD workshop, I was advised to discuss a feasible plan with my supervisor within ...
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Switching fields in a postdoc after PhD, is that possible in psychology?

I’m currently doing a PhD in neuropsychology, however 6 months down the line I have fell out of it. I realised I’d like to do research in a field such as health psychology or clinical psychology. ...
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How do you build a healthy and productive relationship with your supervisor?

Some graduate students and post-docs have reported serious problems with their advisors and supervisors. Some of the problems are severe enough to be career ending. Not all problems can be avoided but ...
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Reference manager that allows organizing through tags and allows external cloud [migrated]

So I've looked at several reference managers but either they're not clear in describing their functionalities or they don't have what I'm looking for. I'm currently using mendeley and have looked at ...
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Uploading preprints of old Elsevier papers to arXiv, and updating arXiv preprints by newer versions

Let's say that my first scientific paper was published in 2010 in one of the Elsevier mathematical journals. At that time I didn't care about uploading a preprint of the paper to arXiv which I now ...
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How to still get something out of my masters degree - overwhelmed in lab, coursework not helpful

I am halfway through my 2 years masters now. I am doing my masters abroad in Asia and slipped into a bit of an unfortunate situation. I originally studied general science as an undergrad and during ...
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How to define “physiological measurement”? [on hold]

Does the measurement have to be subconscious? Can measurement such as eye-tracking be counted as physiological measurement? (I thought it is because of its relatively subconscious nature until I saw ...
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what to do in 2 year gap before CS PhD [on hold]

I am currently an undergraduate student in computer science, rising senior. I have had extensive research experiences throughout college at competitive universities and research companies (but no ...
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Theories/philosophies/terms about nurturing? [on hold]

I am going to do an art project on the idea of nurturing people, or trying to nurture them. I want to read some scholarly articles around the idea but I’m having trouble finding theories/philosophies ...
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My supervisor is making me work on something that is not my PhD project. What should I do?

My PhD project is a very little part of a big study that my supervisor is currently running. I am already four months into my PhD and I just have a 3 years position to finish my thesis. So far I haven’...
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Withdrawing a chapter proposal: Is anything else required here?

I have been invited to write a chapter with a Publisher X, so I wrote a proposal for the chapter using the abstract of a write-up (short primer paper) I had. After sending the proposal, I eventually ...
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Dealing with unethical and illegal workplace issues [on hold]

I am a grad student working my first job as a data analyst. One of my responsibilities is to speed up an audit process by identifying potentially problematic forms. I wrote my program to do just that ...
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applying to multiple universities

I want to apply for PhD I applied to 2 university before and got rejected Is it ok to send my PhD proposal to multiple universities at the same time till i get approval from one of them?
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Should I say/write the n-word in a quote?

I'm quoting a book (To Kill A Mockingbird) and using a quote where the n-word is used. Later I'm going to have to read that out loud while my teacher also has a copy. Should I censor the word when ...
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Citing an unpublished paper? plagiarism?

Here is the situation: I am working with 2 others on a paper A, and simultaneously by myself separately on a paper B (which is a thesis). A and B are on very much similar topics. I started with ...
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Average time for studying physics [on hold]

What is the average amount of time which physics student spends on self-studying? (Not including lectures and homeworks). I want to improve my work ethics. I have been studying college physics for 4 ...
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Is it ethical to get participants' consent for the inclusion of their data in the research after data collection?

Suppose that there's a student who has done a subject-based study with ten participants involved. The research settings required not telling the participants that it has been a research before data ...
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What is this 'Exception in thread “AWT-EventQueue-0” java.lang.NullPointerException'? [on hold]

private void b1ActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) { sheduleBooking sb=new sheduleBooking(); String name=""; if(sb.sun.isSelected()){ name=sb.sun.getText()...
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Reviewers decision: Summary rejects typically do not receive technical feedback

I would like to know what does this imply "Summary rejects typically do not receive technical feedback". Is that mean that work has a flaw?
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Exception in thread “AWT-EventQueue-0” java.lang.NullPointerException [on hold]

private void b1ActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) { sheduleBooking sb=new sheduleBooking(); sb.sun.setActionCommand("Sunday"); sb.mon.setActionCommand("Monday"); ...

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