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Are there dedicated research facilities in the USA?

Are there dedicated research facilities in the USA or is all research performed in universities? I have heard it said that most top American universities primarily focus on research and not education....
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Why Do Some American Universities Prefer Direct PhD Programs Over Master's for International Students?

In exploring graduate programs in the United States, I've noticed a trend where several universities offer fewer Master's programs for international students and instead have a larger number of direct ...
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At what point does working memory and IQ become a problem when trying to follow a lecture?

It may be one of the most uncomfortable questions one can ask themselves, but after being a math student for six years (currently in my first year as a PhD student), this question seems to become more ...
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Collaboration with Professor who does unethical research

I am a second year PhD student at a university. My supervisor asked me to do a research collaboration with a professor from another university. When I was reading about his research, I already found ...
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Seeking Advice: Combining Control Theory, Machine Learning, and Applied Math in Graduate Studies

I'm an electrical and computer engineering undergrad in Portugal, considering a switch to machine learning or applied math for my master's. I've completed Andrew Ng's deep learning specialization and ...
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What are the steps to becoming a great mathematician? [closed]

My goal is to become a great mathematician. Here's my question: What are the steps to becoming a great mathematician? In order to become a great mathematician, what qualities should I possess? Should ...
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What is the name of this exam format with different levels of questions?

Here is a format for an exam style. I would like to know if this has a name in EDU circles and if there's a reference. I've asked a few people in the field and they aren't familiar with it exactly. ...
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My disappointment with academia and should it be fixed or should I leave? [closed]

Some background: I have practically two PhD offers on the table (well, I have to apply as its "the way of things", but they were both personally suggesting me for this) and have two masters ...
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Do PhD degrees in Germany require government accreditation?

I am an academic from China and I am currently studying the accreditation and quality assurance of German master's and doctoral degrees. However, the existing English literature does not clearly ...
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A PhD from a lower-ranked university or a PhD from a higher-ranked university with less-known and less cited supervisor? [duplicate]

Which is better, a PhD from a lower-ranked university with a well-known and highly cited supervisor, or a PhD from a higher-ranked university with less-known and less cited supervisor? Note :My ...
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From mathematics to neuroscience?

I'm a second-year mathematics undergraduate, and I am really interested in neuroscience and medicine. I would like to pursue a career in research or applications in the above mentioned field. I have ...
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Inquiries about affiliation of some universities to US universities [closed]

In some countries, I have seen that some universities are affiliated to US universities. What is the meaning of this affiliation? Does it have any affect on the educational system and quality of that? ...
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If I have money, do I need formal education to foster my publications?

I suffered religious discrimination and didn't finish my university study. As a result, I (meanwhile) continuing scientific research on my own. Some mis-published (published in a wrong venue" or ...
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I have designed a course activity, how can I turn this into a publication?

I am a biologist I have only published in biology journals. This time I would like to publish a more education centered paper if I can. This is an undergraduate course activity that should take a few ...
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Is a 166 point exam due in 30 mins too short? [closed]

Our professor gave us a long exam worth 166 points. It was composed of 130 items 10 of which were identification and 120 were multiple choice. A lot of the questions required ethical analysis as out ...
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Why are many universities are eliminating the requirement for standardized tests that measure academic achievement?

Why are many universities eliminating the requirement for standardized tests that measure academic achievement?
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Education and knowledge preservation [closed]

I have gone through several academic perils to be educated to be what I am today, throughout my 63years old life on the Earth. But with ageing, whatever I learnt also gets forgotten, though the ashes ...
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Bioinformatics career outlook and education requirement? [closed]

I'm currently applying to a graduate school PhD program and have a question regarding bioinformatics field. Can a person with Biology PhD degree who works in a lab that is heavily informatics, ...
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Legal to post an image of a textbook for help? [closed]

I had a textbook problem that I wasn't able to solve, so I posted the question on a social media platform and got asked to provide an image of the entire page including the question by multiple people,...
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Rank the education levels [closed]

I am working with data on "parental level of education". I have ranked the following levels from the lowest to the highest. I am a foreigner and I do not understand the US education system. ...
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Is it possible to leave a research position in the middle of a project gracefully and without burning bridges?

I have been seeking a full time research position in psychological research since I graduated and moved to a new city. Breaking into it without any connections was hard, so I took a part-time ...
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Is there a better way than a second PhD to make my extensive knowledge of history official?

Suppose I already have a PhD in computer science. I want to do a PhD in history, not to pursue a career but to make my extensive background knowledge official. Is there any better way to make my ...
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What is the best way to teach interdisciplinary engineering topic?

After hours or even days contemplating about how engineering fields could be distinguished each others, especially on interdisciplinary topics, I am questioning about what the best way that could be ...
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How to organize a journal article with unexpected findings [closed]

I'm struggling with how to present a research article. The research questions were along the lines of "Does the difference between X and Y predict Z?" It turns out that the difference ...
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Is online education really free? [closed]

Hi i am from a developing country but for some reasons can't reach the university for now and i want to know if i really can have access to (let's say) a developed country grade education (solid bases)...
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If the dissertation defense is completed and passed prior to the completion of the program classes, is the student considered a Doctor? [closed]

Courses not passed or taken but dissertation and defense completed with approval/passing.
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PhD in computer science and work as a mathematician

I want to ask if it is possible to be a mathematician (while also being a computer scientist reseaching in a mathematical related field). I really love mathematics, specifically analytic number theory....
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Quantum computing and string theory: which path I may want to pursue first? [closed]

I'm an undergraduate physics student waiting for responses from graduate programs I applied to. I apologize if this question is slightly off-topic for physics SE, but I really want to hear some advice ...
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Graduate of Graphic Design, want to pursue Applied Mathematics for physical modeling. Can I get Recognition, either Certificate or Degree?

I have a bachelor's degree in graphic design (US resident). I recently got interested in real-time physical modeling of instruments; after realizing that I needed math to do what I want, I started ...
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How much does the name of the PhD degree matter?

I've been admitted to a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction program in the USA. However, both my supervisor's research interest and mine are Education Policy. I also want to work in the field of ...
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Do I need a university affiliation to conduct and publish research? [duplicate]

I earned a master's degree in education from a respected US university about ten years ago. I completed a simple study with human subjects for my thesis. It was approved and well-received by my ...
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A taxonomy for keywords in the field of education research

I am looking for a standard list of keywords that can be used in journals dealing with the field of education, something like "A taxonomy for the field of engineering education research" or &...
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Is there a term for Purism / Purist Ideology in Academic Philosophy?

As I look back on my education over the years, I have been a gradual disconnect in students between learning for the sake of understanding your field, craft, profession, where this alone is the ...
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What's the difference between motivational letter and a cover letter?

I am applying to different PhD positions (biological science) and some of the applications ask for motivational letter and others ask for a cover letter. I am bit confused because I always thought ...
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Would bad grades in my master’s degree stop me from getting a PhD in a French university?

I have a master's degree in genomics and data analysis from Aix Marseille University. Unfortunately, I haven't done so well with my master's courses and have gotten bad grades all along, and my ...
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How can I find an American university that has an education department that appreciates homeschool? [closed]

I feel that most often the master's programs in education focus only on instructor-led curricular learning. How can I find a school in the U.S. that offers masters degrees in education that emphasize ...
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Is buying lecture notes wrong?

I am a second-year undergraduate student and in autumn I'll be starting my third year and after that there is the final fourth. I've come accross someone's lecture notes on eBay. The same uni. It's ...
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Why do some textbooks lack the 'references section' completely?

I have come across this Engineering Mathematics book Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal and wanted to go into details of a sub-topic not keenly mentioned in any other related books. ...
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Is there a way to do credited graduate level math courses (not a complete program just couple of specific courses) [duplicate]

I have completed my undergraduate (bachelor's of engineering) degree. I am looking to go for a masters, but I lack some prerequisite math courses on my transcript. Is there a way to get credited math ...
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Is it a good idea to join SIGGRAPH without a degree?

I needed to cancel my studies in the last semester due to finances. I mod computer games, love 3D-modelling, did a little bit in graphics-programming. I absolutely love the field. I am currently in a ...
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What part of mathematics deals with what makes a 'valid' idea 'mathematical', and if 'mathematical', 'interesting'? [closed]

Mathematicians don't seem to have a consensus on which questions are mathematical, and which ones are interesting but sometimes one pronounces with an air of authority on a question or solution or ...
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Am I receiving "good" higher education for graphic design? [closed]

my name is Asfand and I'm currently in my Junior year at a university in Lahore, Pakistan, studying Graphic Design. However, I'm not sure if I'm receiving a quality education or not. All the classes ...
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Is tertiary education free of cost in Spain and Portugal?

I know that in some EU countries tertiary education is absolutely free (i.e., supported entirely by taxes) if someone knows the languages up to C2 level. For instance, I know that irrespective of ...
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How to measure outcomes of general education and higher education? [closed]

How do you measure the outcomes of general education (up to 12th grade) and higher education (college and above) in a given country? what are some indicators you would suggest I use? If we were to ...
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How to obtain US Bachelor degree based on my old university credentials?

I learned a math course in a Russian university many years ago. For silly discrimination and other silly reasons I didn't finish it and didn't receive any diploma. Recently (2020 Oct 27) I have ...
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Zoom cloud meeting for education

I have a paid (education) plan of Zoom cloud meeting. I use it for my university classes. I would like to get meeting participants’ names. How can I get that?
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Difference between "2-year community or junior colleges" and "4 year undergraduate program" in USA

I am confused about the USA education system. I looked up the Wikipedia page about K-12. In particular, the figure on the right of that page. Let's supposed I have just finished high school and I want ...
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Can I pursue a bachelor degree at 42? What should I consider when deciding whether to do so? [closed]

I am contemplating pursuing a bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering or System Engineering. Not to look for a job with it but just to expand my knowledge. I have a reasonable ...
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How to convince someone I know to pursue further studies? [closed]

There is this woman in my neighborhood that I had a talk with recently. We have known each other for a long time. Her parents are separated and she lives with her mother, but recently she has been ...
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Is there any difference between these two kind of researchers?

I tried to ask this question on Physics StackExchange because it's about physicists but it wasn't the right section, anyway the argument can be extended to almost every subject. I am studying physics ...
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