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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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How do researchers use published plots?

I was wondering how people deal with data represented with plots (of any kind) in a published paper, in particular for what regards Physics. When doing theoretical research (but not only), often you ...
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Show examples of public dataset in master thesis

So I'm currently in the final phase of my master thesis and started writing a few days ago. My thesis bases its work on a public dataset (the authors published it on GitHub an state in their paper ...
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Must I share my transcripts with my supervisor? [closed]

I am in the data analysis phase of my Phd Dissertation. My supervisor has demanded that I share my transcripts with them so they can "help me" analyze my data. I do not want their help analyzing my ...
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How detailed should I describe my actions regarding code?

I am writing a thesis about a data analysis I'm implementing and am currently describing my data preparation where I talk about what needed to be done prior to the analysis (formatting the data, ...
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Is there a way to search for papers such that the data used are also published on google scholar?

I am trying to search for papers such that the data used in that paper are also published. This is because sometimes I really enjoy replicating a paper and it is somehow hard to ask the author to give ...
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What is the industry standard for the level of technical detail when writing about machine learning for a paper in a science journal?

I am writing a paper which utilizes machine learning to guide clinical decisions regarding a certain disease. This paper will be submitted to some neonatology journals in the next couple months, but I ...
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If I change my research group, can my former supervisor restrict my access to my codes that are written by myself?

Recently, I quitted my current research group and I will start to work with someone else. I was in my former research group for almost three years and during these three years I wrote more 200,000 ...
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Convert research into business

As part of my research I am using data was provided by hospitals to my research. The data is for medical reports, but no patient information has been identified at all. No patient privacy has been ...
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Permission on reproduction of data extracted from a figure

I have been studying a recent paper, and wanted to extract the some data from it, in an effort to reproduce it. I wrote to the authors, and got no response, so I got the raw data by digitalizing a ...
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In-house code used in paper methods section but not shared

I am muddling my way through my program an stumbled upon a technique I would really want to employ in my research. The technique is well outside the realm of my PI's expertise and my PI would not run ...
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Unpublished data exchange [closed]

While doing anthropological fieldwork I shared some films on a hard disk with an international research scholar in the same field it also had my unpublished data and chapters in progress. While her ...
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Ethical grounds of letting supervisor hear recorded interviews with research subjects

I have collected a lot of data in the form of audio recorded interviews. My supervisor is asking if they can listen to them, however, I feel this goes against the consent stipulated to the ...
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Buy a server or cloud computing for a new lab? [closed]

We are starting a new computer lab and expect to have data that is 50-100 TB of text, images, and maybe videos to process. We will need to run tasks occasionally (10-30% utilization per month), so ...
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How to get title and pdf (and perhaps other metadata like author) from DOI

I have a bunch of DOIs, now I would like to fetch the corresponding PDF and the title and authors, creation/publish date, keywords, abstract if possible, etc. I understand that many articles are ...
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Bad data - how to move on successfully

I work in an interdisciplinary field. My input is not generated by myself, but by talented people that I trust and that trust me to analyse their data and generate fascinating insights. But here I am,...
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File / Data / Script management as a PhD

I started my PhD 7 months ago, and as I generate more and more data, and do more and more analysis, my folder structure is getting out of hand. I wanted to ask for best practices and opinions on how ...
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Proper way to declare; “examples are ficticious for data protection”

I am currently engaged in some volunteer data work with a charity, I would like to create a write up of the work that can be shared with a few partners who do not have full access to the data. The ...
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What to do when being responsible for data protection in your lab, yet advice is ignored?

I work in a lab where we conduct research on data acquire from human subjects. As we investigate the effects of different diseases and the related treatments, the data is highly sensitive in regards ...
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Can my university revoke my degree after it was granted due to (corporate) data having changed?

I did my thesis using corporate data (I used to work there, they don't give their information freely or sell it), data is from 2009 to 2018. I collect the data, analyze it, everything normal. However,...
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Can I use published data by other authors in my study?

I'm in the process of publishing an article in the Engineering field. The manuscript got a preliminary acceptance, and should be published after few modifications. However, based on one comment I got, ...
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Where and how are Computer Science researchers publishing datasets?

We are publishing articles that use several different datasets acquired from user (clinicians, physicians and radiologists) analysis through interaction to our healthcare systems [1, 2, 3]. We would ...
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Is it reasonable to write the major part of my statement of purpose on machine learning for masters in data science?

I am an aspirant for masters in data science and I have mentioned in major chunk of my Statement of purpose about machine learning and my past experience with it. Is it okay or not ?
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Institutional repository (DSpace)

I currently work for the small institutions that doesn't have a digital repository, so we begun the process of digitilising current research data: sensitive data (raw data in a form of pdf surveys, ...
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Usage of Videos or Images from Youtube/ Google-images as data source

I'm working on a deep neural network research application Does usage of youtube videos or google images as data source cause a sharing-data, ethical, copyright or commercial problem? The aim of the ...
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How to efficiently organize my PhD data, papers and notes? [closed]

I will start soon my PhD in natural sciences, and I would like to get some advice regarding project organization in general. I wouldn’t say I am particularly disorganized, but I could certainly make ...
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What concerns does a scientist have in studying their own data?

As a child, I participated in a longitudinal study. That study led me to the field I'm in now, and I have the opportunity to potentially work with a dataset that has a high probability of containing ...
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Are there laws preventing someone from collecting data not connected to a sanctioned research project?

I would be interested in conducting a survey of Japanese learners of English to find out what they find difficult about learning English. I'm a university graduate, so no longer part of the university ...
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how long does a company normally take to respond to the question asked for dissertation? [closed]

Because of the late decision to change my dissertation topic , I have a month to finish my dissertation. For my research I have to contact some company(construction company, domestic and foreign )and ...
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Why don't more professors utilize their students as research help? [closed]

With more and more data science students being interested in collaborative communities like Kaggle, and with faculty constantly being asked to do more with the same amount of resources, there seems to ...
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Use of data that may contain future ethical complications

Suppose that you are afforded an opportunity to examine data that was, on the surface at least, collected legally and ethically, but that may contain hidden ethical dilemmas. What precautions, if any, ...
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classifying work folders and data, any recommended structure?

As my research and fields if interest change over time I came to build a vast amount of research drafts, data files, different academic and non academic reports and publications. The same thing for ...
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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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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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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 ...