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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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Data vs Metadata

I am having a discussion with a colleague to define the metadata for data management protocol. The problem is that I cannot define the difference between data and metadata. For example, if I take the ...
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One-sided vs two-sided hypothesis testing - Should the hypothesis reflect this? [closed]

I had written a hypothesis that we expect x outcome variable to increase when y treatment is applied. A reviewer commented that based off of the hypothesis, we should be doing a one-sided test. ...
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Author of public dataset requesting co-authorship: usual?

I have come across a published dataset which comes with a note saying that: (1) the authors of the dataset would like to be informed of any papers that use it (2) they might request co-authorship ...
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Do missed patterns warrant correction to a published paper?

hoping some scientist academics out there can provide insight into a question I've been ruminating on for a while. I spent multiple years working on a large computational data set, and it was ...
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How should data be cited and referenced?

I'm doing research in macroeconomics, using time series from a national statistics department, nevertheless I'm not sure how should I properly reference my data sources, I have seen that in most ...
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What are typical data sharing policies in research consortia?

Since I am very new into academia I am really unaware of typical regulations in research consortia. Right now I am working in a research consortium in which many different research teams will do ...
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Publishing a new dataset, based on existing

Is it ethical and academically (or otherwise) acceptable to publish a new dataset, derived from an existing, well cited dataset? The only novelty in this case are: Newly computed features (based on ...
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Best practices in sharing qualitative data such as interview transcripts alongside a paper publication?

In the past I have shared quantitative datasets by uploading them to data repositories (like Zenodo) as CSV-files or similar formats. But I lack experience with regards to qualitative data such as ...
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duplicate published data figure

I read two papers just published online (paper no.1 accepted about 1 month before paper no.2) in the same journal by the same authors. Two papers have the same topic, using the same numerical method, ...
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Can we include a class or mathematical representation of a class coded in Python on a research paper/case study in field of energy [closed]

I'm writing a paper based on energy optimisation by creating discharge profile based on demand. So i wrote an algo which (not the most efficient) but works great. The problem is the algorithm is based ...
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How can I properly attribute unpublished data gathered by someone else when using it in my masters thesis?

I am currently writing my master's thesis. The project is a cooperation of the lab of my university supervisor, where I am writing the thesis, and a research institute, where I am employed part-time ...
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Authorship for design and data analysis

I’m a Postdoc. Last year I was given some data from a former postdoc. My PI told me that the data had never been published and that they had many people trying to get results but nobody could. I ...
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Non-Disclosure Agreement & Data Publication

I am an Industrial Ph.D. and the company involved in my Ph.D. provides data for my research. I signed an NDA with the company since the data comes from proprietary source I cannot disclose. The main ...
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Sharing research-related codes and datasets: Split them, or share them together on a single platform?

I want to share both (1) programming codes and (2) datasets related to a research project. While I know some suitable platforms superficially, I cannot gauge their pros and cons in too much depth ...
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How to accurately digitize plot data from figures available as vector graphics?

Measurement data in publications is often provided only within figures, while the original data is not available. There are some very useful tools around to digitize such data, such as the web ...
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Am I allowed to share Stack Overflow data along with a paper that uses it?

I plan on submitting a paper that uses Stack Overflow data (contents of Stack Overflow questions, fetched using the Stack Exchange API) to a conference, and the conference is welcoming authors to ...
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Should I put the raw data in the appendix of an investigation if it is available in the GitHub repository?

I am currently doing an investigation (IB Extended Essay if it is helpful) of how different architectural approaches affect website performance. To do so, I have written a program that repeatedly runs ...
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Limitations of paper size when presenting comprehensive visualisations of results

When writing a PhD thesis or an academic paper, you tend to be limited in how you can present results by the physical paper size, e.g. A4 for a thesis and often much tighter when targeting journals or ...
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Original data vs reference data?

A journal asks to upload/link the data and code used in your article. I have a Github repository with data and code. One of the questions in the form is: Are you linking to original data reported in ...
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How to determine the number of citations an author had on a given date using Google Scholar?

Is there a way to learn the number of citations by author on a particular date in the past? For example, how many citations did Author X have on 1/10/18?
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What is the best way to add the results of the Master thesis in the Latex report

I am writing my Master thesis report. My thesis was research and development of a test data generator for a particular domain in an organization. The developed application will generate test data in ...
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What if I found some machine learning datasets are not trustable? [closed]

I'm doing research on object detection for aerial images (drone capture from above). And many datasets I think their ground truth is not perfect (but also buggy), some object obviously but be ignored ...
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I've collected years of data using a defective piece of equipment. How to salvage my thesis and graduate?

I'm writing my thesis for an Engineering PhD. Our department has a tool for measuring trace metals (an ICP-OES) that I was supposed to use to collect my data. Unfortunately this equipment proved to be ...
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How to cite a github repository that I used for data collection (research paper) [duplicate]

I am working on a research paper where I work with large amounts of data. The data was collected using a python code that I found on someone's Github repository. I was wondering how I would go about ...
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What is a suitable job title for someone responsible for creating large data sets? [closed]

I write and record hundreds of sentences and format them in a way so they're ready to be fed into an AI model used in a chat bot. What job title would you consider this to be?
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Do medical journals require the authors to upload their raw data in addition to the manuscript?

A clinical trial paper published in one of the most prestigious medical journals (The Lancet) was found by the readers to be using fabricated data. This paper had a huge effect in the world like ...
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Who owns the copyright of the acquisition of an object or sample owned by a third party?

Our lab performed 3D scans of materials (e.g. metals, rocks etc.) produced by other institutions and universities. But I am also interested in other analyses. I was wondering who has the copyright on ...
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Refering to the data of another study as a source of data for you work?

I was wondering if it's OK to use the data presented in the form of Tables in other publications and cite them as the source of data? Like doing new analyses on these data? Should we ask for ...
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Developing a framework publication - if I have developed a new method for data extraction, can this be published in a peer-reviewed journal?

I'm new to publications, so I could use some advice. I study in the area of agricultural remote sensing, and for a graduate degree, I have developed a method of extracting data from research plots and ...
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Is it ok (ethically speaking) to rename features of a dataset for publishing?

I work in the machine learning field where I deal with datasets provided by an industrial partner, and one concern of the project is the confidentiality of the data. My team is working on a fault ...
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What should I do if my former advisor wants to use my research project data (including dissertation) for the current PhD student's dissertation?

I finished my dissertation about 2 years ago and currently continue for a clinical program in the same department. I collected the data from many subjects for my research project including ...
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How can the reader verify the validity of the claims in a published clinical trial paper?

I am from the field of Mathematics. If you find some published articles in a mathematical journal, you can check the validity of the claimed results just by reading the proof or provide a ...
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Consulting gigs for quantitative sociologist [closed]

I am a university professor (quantitative sociology) and I am interested in finding consulting gigs, especially for the summer since I'm on 9-month, but possibly year round if just for a few hours/...
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Citing Data That Was Compiled From Many Sources and Then Summarized? (Updated)

The Problem The author of the dissertation (PhD) collected publicly available raw data from the websites of over 40 universities. The data itself spanned 40 years. After compiling the data into a ...
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Does personal use include using the data for publication purpose

I am a researcher and am interested in a weather data. I found a suitable data at Weather Grounded Organization. I would like to use this data for my research project (publication). However, I do not ...
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Different results when experiment repeated

Have you all ever had different results when repeating your own experiment? I did some work for my dissertation and am now redoing it for better images and hopefully for publication. The results are ...
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How to find past editors and editorial board members of scientific journals?

Journal websites usually list their present editors and editorial board members. Is there any systematic way to find out the journals' past editors and editorial board members (if possible, in a ...
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How to write the data section when data is reused from a previous work?

I am writing a paper where I am using the same dataset that was used in the previous work which I co-authored. I have written the data and the methodology part of that paper. In the new paper I am ...
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Should I make my code and data avaiable online when the article is not accepted yet?

We have received a set of reviews for an article that we had submitted to a journal. The decision by the journal editor is a Major Revision. That means, there is a possibility that the article could ...
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Asking name to be taken off a paper

I am asking about the etiquette for getting my name taken off a paper. In grad school I did a collaboration with a PI and the results were limited but okay and I used a very specific microscope to ...
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Tools for creating and managing a Data Dictionary [closed]

I'm looking for tools to create a data dictionary for my project's data. We have a large database of many variables, and I would like to create a data dictionary that describes what each variable ...
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What are the conditions for using "Smith et al., unpublished data" in journal articles?

From time to time, I see what I mention in the title. For example: "It has been suggested this figure may be in excess of 800 gazillion dollars (Smith et al. unpublished data)." My question is why ...
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An equivalent of arXiv, but for tabular and other experimental data? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm doing some experimental work in an academic context. The essence of the results will likely be captured by documents such as conference/journal articles, technical reports, a M.Sc. or Ph.D....
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How to find free data sets from the internet for independent research?

I am conducting an independent research on a tourism-related topic. However, data sets on the internet require premium registration. I was wondering: what are the best websites that offer data sets ...
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Is it ethical to use previous data from work in academic research?

I worked in the Geospatial industry for 12 years+ with 4 companies and am currently in an academic field. One of the companies was forest plantations and no longer exists. I have a lot of ...
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How can I gain access to a database to which my university does not have access

I'm a PhD-student in economics and I'm planning a scientific paper on a certain topic. For this purpose I need access to data from an economic database. There exist several companies, which provide ...
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How can I cite multiple geo-locational data used from Google maps?

I am preparing my journal paper for submission. For the data analysis in this paper, I utilized geo-positional coordinates of all the convenience stores locations in my study area (approximately 90 ...
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Is it possible to get a list of everyone who graduated from a college in a given year/field?

I am interested in doing a project on graduate life-paths and need to be able to see the cohort a student graduated in in a given subject? i.e. can I say I want a list of all the people who graduated ...
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How long does one need to keep the original data of a study / publication?

Most journals require to make data available at the time of publication (repository / upon request or similar). But for how long does the data need to be kept (field of on (bio)medicine)? This would ...
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Papers on cost of (ir)reproducibility and data loss [closed]

I am looking for a study or conceptual/theoretical paper on monetary costs associated with bad data management practices in academia. As "bad" I mean not following FAIR principles, lack of archiving, ...

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