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Questions tagged [credentials]

Questions relating to academic credentials.

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Why is Reddit not a reliable source of experts? [closed]

Some people say that you should take for granted for opinions on Reddit, because comparing it to academic journals is like comparing kindergarten to university. But I don't understand. Well, it's true ...
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When mentioning the author of a journal I am using in my Literature Review, should I mention author's credentials?

In my Literature Review, I mention the authors of the published papers I use and the results found in their study. My question is whether I should reference the author's credentials alongside the ...
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How to find out someone really holds a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Hungary?

How to find out if someone holds a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Budapest? I know that the university changed its name to Budapest University of Technology and ...
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Can I do experiments on humans without a degree?

I have several ideas for research that I believe would advance our understanding of psychological priming. It won't involve anything extreme - just reading non-offensive words on a screen. But I ...
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Qualifications needed to teach math/statistics at US university

A friend with a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Statistics would like to teach math/statistics at a US university which is not research oriented as a full-time faculty member. To do so, it seems ...
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ECTS credits for US teaching credentials

In the southern United States, one of the general requirements for teaching a given course is to have 18 semester hours at the graduate level. I currently have 12 graduate hours in two separate ...
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How do I express a degree on my CV that I have completed but have not been awarded?

I have completed all the requirements for an M.S. degree and have filed the appropriate paperwork. All I have left to do is walk at the end of this semester. I want to put this on my CV, but it seems ...
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How to obtain a degree equivalency certificate in UK?

I have a degree in Social Education (done in Portugal). I am wondering whether anybody can help me in finding organizations that can provide an equivalency certificate (report) for this degree. I have ...
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Can you get a PhD based on work or life experience?

Is there any possibility that I could be awarded a Ph.D. degree based on my work or life experience and good educational background? Can you guide me to any institution offering such Ph.D.s?
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How were people able to graduate with a PhD at a such young age in the past?

When I read up the bibliography of the mathematicians and scientists in the early 19th to 20th century, I am always shocked at how they were able to graduate university with PhD(s) at such a young age....
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Do I need to change my CV when a former school changes affiliations?

Some years ago, I studied in a small training center that had a "cooperative arrangement" with a larger university. I earned a graduate certificate bearing the name of the university along with ...
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Qualifications for textbook authorship

Are there any requirements for writing a textbook that is accepted by (reputable) colleges? Today, I got the odd idea in my head that it would be fun to write a compilation of the techniques and ...
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How to check international academic credentials/degrees?

What is the most efficient way of checking the academic degrees of an international pool of job-seekers? The tough thing is that many graduated from institution of non-English speaking countries.
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I have a degree but it isn't actually what it looks like it is. How do I list it on my CV?

Due to various department sortings and organizations, I have a degree that is, functionally, a computer science degree but because it belonged to the College of Mathematics, the degree is formally "...
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Can you teach at a community college with a master's degree?

I'm interested in teaching a class at the community college level. I'm not interested in it as a career, but rather because I like teaching people about computer science. How likely is it that I ...