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Questions concerning acquisition, handling, presentation, publication, and other practices related to use of data in academic research.

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Publish experimental data

I recently submitted a paper to a conference together with some colleagues. The paper was accepted with some helpful review comments. Specifically, one reviewer suggested to make the underlying data ...
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How can I get an idea on relevance of my data?

I have a lot of data from my PhD, which I believe confuses my supervisor quite a lot. Therefore, he is hesitant to publish them for now. How can I get good academic feedback on this data without ...
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How to tell my supervisor I won't use the data that a colleague prepared?

I started a postdoc about a year ago. At the time of my hire I was told another postdoc was preparing the large dataset I would eventually use. In the meantime, I was to run some sample models and ...
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When writing a research article, how to deal with deviations from theoretical expectations due to numerical errors? [migrated]

We research the aerodynamics of the vehicle. Usually, there exists turbulence, which will cause the time-varying measurement of the force. The unsteady flow field determines we could not get a ...
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Should I test my algorithm using a standard dataset that I believe is flawed?

I am developing an algorithm for a type of classification problem that is a small-but-growing area of AI research. Until two years ago, there was no standard benchmark for this type of problem. In ...
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How to cite raw data shared by a client?

My capstone student project is a consultation report. How do I cite a raw data sample (extracted from Google AdWords) shared directly by my client? No preference between APA and MLA, it's my only ...
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Arbitrary units or unitless plot to protect data? [closed]

My question is about naming semi-arbitrary units in a (conference) paper. I am writing a paper and, in accordance with advice from my mentor, I need to remove exact data and parameters from most of ...
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Legality of collecting/distributing a dataset of screenshots of websites

I'm doing a research project where I want to collect thousands of screenshots of different websites, for training/testing of image models. Ultimately, I am trying to create a dataset that I can ...
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GDPR and PLOS One Data Sharing

A fair number of PLOS One articles have statements like the following: Data Availability: Data cannot be made publicly available as the dataset contains sensitive and identifying information. The ...
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Should I (student) share my data with a researcher I don't know directly?

I am currently a graduate student, and for a course I gathered hundreds of thousands of records (not confidential, but difficult to access if you don't already know about them and know who to talk to) ...
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How to save the data set on web of science? [closed]

Recently I am trying to find the citing papers for 5 reference papers and eliminate the duplicated. I have read an answer by you 'no, that's something you want software to do. I just did it for two of ...
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Is it ok to publish a picture from a dataset without permission?

I am writing up some research I did using a Kaggle dataset: https://www.kaggle.com/c/dogs-vs-cats I want to include one or two images from the dataset in my paper to show the types of images I'm ...
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How to deal with journal requirements to share data when data comes from industry and industry partner would not permit sharing?

Many authors, especially in manufacturing, use data from real manufacturing companies (not from a lab experiment) for their research. They are asked to report only the results from their analysis on ...
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Dataset of commercial binaries: release possible?

For my final thesis in university, I have created a dataset of third-party applications for macOS. For each version of each app, the dataset contains the original executable, the original Info.plist ...
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Is it ethical to use data you overheard in a conversation?

I do research on particular elites of a particular society and rely heavily on interview data. In one fortuitous dinner, at the table behind me sat three people who are exactly the people I wanted to ...
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Using other people's data for dissertation: ethical or not?

It was recently shared with me that a professor in my department (and if anyone saw my question about the verbally abusive ex-advisor...yeah, same guy) offered one of his PhD students his own corpus ...
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How to find papers having datasets?

It is becoming common for authors to upload raw data of their research when publishing their papers. However, it is still a small fraction of papers include the dataset. Is there a way to search for ...
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Co-authorship nightmare

When I was in my PhD program I started working with an Assistant Prof. X in the department. I collected a large and valuable data set and at some point X "borrowed" me two RAs to clean and to organize ...
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Repository which allows anonymous authorship [duplicate]

This question concerns a problem related to a paper submission in the field of psychological methods. As part of the review process, I was asked by the journal's editor to provide my appendices as ...
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Ask authors for some data (after already asking one of the three authors without getting an answer)

I have a question: I'm currently working on my PhD and I was looking for some specific data. After going through a lot of articels I found one from 2016 and one from 2017 both from the same three ...
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Can I scan data from a paper for my own research?

I am a PhD student working in mechanical properties of materials and will be finishing soon. My PhD is in numerical modelling, so I need experimental data (stress-strain curves) to validate my ...
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Anyone here experimented Elsevier's new "Data in Brief' and 'MethodsX' journals? [closed]

Since recently I have adopted the practice of depositing and publishing raw data and background information (e.g. original images, chromatograms, R scripts, etc) regarding my published papers. I am ...
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Use a survey from a study under review?

I developed a survey and my study using the survey is still under review for a publication. However, my friend wants to use the survey and data for her study. I collected the data only in my school; ...
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Alternatives to Excel to store experimental data [closed]

As a part of my thesis, I collect data from students and I combine their data in a single Excel sheet. The experiment consists of 200 trials. Every trial gives me three numbers: The answer is ...
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How do I cite a dataset from a database (Datastream)?

I have some data that originally is from OECD, but downloaded from the database Datastream. How do I cite this kind of data? I don’t even know the original name of the dataset, just what it’s called ...
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Handling computer files in simulation-based research with multiple storage drives [closed]

Can somebody give me an advice about how to efficiently handle data files, source codes, documents, and manuscripts of research projects based on numerical simulations? My problem is that I use ...
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How to provide codes to reviewer without making it public

I wish to provide codes and data to reviewer along with manuscript at the time of submission. I can upload the codes on a public repository, but it will bring it in public domain, I want to provided ...
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I doing my master thesis by using secondary data? If the data has already comparison part? Then how do i write about methods part? [closed]

I have already written my Literature review part of my master thesis. I'm going to write a methodology section. I have a secondary data. If we have a two yeas means, usually compare and contrast those ...
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Revoked access to data within same institute after moving section [closed]

Recently I moved sections within the same institute. All access to data owned by the university has been revoked from me, with an explanation that it contains personal information. Yet, none of this ...
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Creating a permanent URL to put in a publication

In an upcoming publication, I need to link to the data I used for the publication so that others can see/use the data as well — both for reviewing the given work and also for intended use in the ...
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How to access microfilm data at a university library in another country?

I am writing a research paper and need to access some data that was collected by someone long deceased. The university library that has this data is in another country, and has the data on microfilm. ...
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Converting Web of Science ID to pubmed or DOI

I have downloaded a set of articles from Web of Science using their API. Each article contains its WOS (web of science ID), but the entries for the DOI identifier are incomplete (i.e., not all ...
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Justifying the small size of a dataset due to collection difficulties

I'm working in an empirical field and have recently had a paper about a data collection effort and subsequent analysis thereof which was provisionally accepted, conditional on revisions. The negative ...
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The route for a 2nd year physics PhD student to have a career as a data scientist

I am a 2nd year PhD student in physics. Tenure-track positions are highly competitive and I do not love research enough to pursue it as a life career. Since I like programming and playing with data, I ...
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How to add data availability statement in Physical Review Letters?

We have submitted our recent findings to PRL. As the second round of revision came through, we are almost confident that we will get published in PRL. Now we wanted to provide our algorithm as a ...
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Does anybody know of programs similar to the Hopkins Robotics MSE program? [closed]

I'm very interested in machine learning and its application to the healthcare field. I am also interested in the Robotics program at Hopkins because of its wide array of research in the medical field. ...
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Strict prohibition on overlapping data. Why?

The journal Immunity says on this webpage "As a matter of publishing ethics, we cannot consider any paper that contains data that have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere." Why ...
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redefining my research questions [closed]

Recently I started my PhD on a rather fixed subject. On my application/interview I proposed something specific and I think that is the reason why they have chosen me. Problem: When they gave me the ...
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How long it takes for a Mendeley Data repository review?

I've just "published" some Datasets as the Mendeley Data repositories. After pressing the "Publish" button I was surprised with message that my dataset(s) are "in the moderation" process that I wasn't ...
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How can I view a collaboration graph between two arbitrary authors? [closed]

I'd like to view a collaboration graph between two arbitrary authors. For instance, the Erdos Number famously describes the distance between an arbitrary author and Paul Erdos, measured by authorship ...
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Why don’t researchers publish their raw data for the advance if science?

Publication bias. Reproducibility problem. Abusing statistical tests. These are some of the many criticisms received by all fields of science for a long time. If I read an article on Psychological ...
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Publication ethics - rights of a co-author to access full data

Institute II is setting up a benchmark project under the lead of main-author MM. 20 other developers participate, run their methods without having access to ground truth data and also MM contributes ...
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Explicit request for collaboration/support in publications

If I am publishing a conference paper and/or journal article which is about an ongoing, larger project, is it acceptable or even heard of to not only announce expected future work but also to ...
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Where to publish my dataset? [duplicate]

I am trying to find the best platform to make my dataset available to other researchers, my domain is within computer science. Are there any well-known platforms for CS researchers to publish used ...
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Citing author of visualization source code?

I've found some source code that creates a visualization I like. I've (slightly) modified it and used exclusively my own data in it. Is it right to cite the github repository I acquired the original ...
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Extent of reuse and reanalysis of data published by others

There are a number of questions about accessing the data corresponding to publications. In the recent years, many journals have improved their data availability policies and this is less of an issue. ...
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Are PhD supervisors responsible for informing students about legal issues pertaining to research?

After an extreme amount of effort, I am now in possession of a very large dataset of human experiments which is required for my research. However, after speaking with some of my colleagues about ...
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How to get out of a data use agreement?

My project is based on data hosted by a different university than the one where I used to work. When I requested the data, I understood that the work (and cost) to extract it from the database ...
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When does one / who usually anonymizes data?

I'm coding some transcripts at the moment and the data I am working with is not anonymized yet. I'm a research assistant, I did not collect the data and I am obviously not the PI. What strikes me is ...
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Do all the co-authors of a publication own the content and may use RAW DATA, text, figure or table for their own publication?

A third co-author C of a study in 2016 available on-line (under subscription) want to re-use the data (included in the figures or tables) of this paper with for others co-authors (A, B, D, E). Co-...