Questions tagged [independent-researcher]

An independent researcher is not affiliated with any university or academic institution, and does not receive grants from any such institutions.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
6answers
746 views

How to get second chance at pursuing honours/PhD if your undergraduate grades are poor in Australia?

I recently completed a 3 year bachelor degree in Computer Science at an Australian university. I graduated with a GPA which is roughly the equivalent of a “C” in the US. I only blame the grades on my ...
0
votes
2answers
55 views

Publishing a paper in an academic conference being someone who works in the industry

I have been working in the industry of software engineering for 5 years so far. Lately, I am planning to take a PHD, I am interested in software architecture and quality, something that started ...
0
votes
1answer
123 views

Writing grant applications as a new academic/faculty member [closed]

I am a new faculty member at a University. In the last 5 months since I started, I have applied (or in process of applying) 4 research grants (2 internal applied, 2 external in the process). What I ...
3
votes
3answers
332 views

Do my publications help my department/university?

I am currently a mathematics lecturer at a state university in the US. I still do research and put a lot of effort into publications, although it is not required for my position. My question is: Will ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

Tips on finding experts on a specific topic

Ladies and gentlemen, hello. Attracted by one research topic, I am facing a challenge of finding the most relevant sources, more precisely, of identifying the reputed and most qualified authors. My ...
1
vote
2answers
278 views

How much independency does a postdoctoral researcher have?

I am a postdoctoral with governmental grant, means that it is not a grant from a research supervisor for a specific research project. Of course, when I was applying for this grant I was asked to ...
1
vote
1answer
121 views

How to submit a paper without being backed up by my employer

By day I am employed (as a research engineer) at CEA, LIST in France (near Paris) working (in 2020) on Bismon (funded by CHARIOT, about cybersecurity). My work contract is under French law (legally ...
4
votes
2answers
318 views

Is a hybrid career possible in academia

I m rounding the corner of my PhD and wanted to have the semblance of a plan for next steps as I close out my degree. I came from industry so I have a grasp of the pros and cons on that front. I also ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

How to broadly assess the state of research for a topic? [duplicate]

This is coming from a non-PhD, please help me out: If I have a broad interest in a topic, and I want to assess what are the current (in the last 5 years I guess) high-impact research done in said ...
33
votes
12answers
8k views

Could one become a successful researcher by writing some really good papers while being outside academia?

Would it still be possible today to go from relatively unknown to a respected figure in physics by writing some spectacular papers being outside the academia? (Just like Einstein did)
20
votes
3answers
4k views

Is it possible (practically, in real life) to pursue two very distinct research interests (e.g. in AI and theoretical physics)? [closed]

TL;DR: Is it possible to pursue applied research in AI and theoretical physics after a PhD degree in CS focusing on applied AI (as a professor at some universities)? Long version: Hello, I'm a 3rd ...
7
votes
3answers
191 views

Independent research after grad school while holding a somehow unrelated career. What are the potential caveats or problems?

I recently graduated from a master's degree while working on an interesting but niche intersection of machine learning and biology. This area is of my personal interest and I believe it can impact the ...
0
votes
1answer
141 views

Independent researcher reaching out to academia for help

I am an independent researcher and have spent the past year writing a fairly extensive (60+ pages) research paper on a topic in probability/statistics. The paper is almost complete but there are a ...
8
votes
5answers
532 views

How do I publish the work of my elderly father, a “fringe” scientist? [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out the best way to publish my elderly father's life work. He says he would be considered a "fringe" scientist or an independent researcher. Should we self-publish? The ...
0
votes
1answer
197 views

How to generate credible research in a non-academic setting [closed]

How is research normally done in corporate settings or other settings outside of an academic environment? More importantly how do you get the research to be given credit to you by those in the ...
3
votes
1answer
153 views

Asking A Colleague for a Letter of Recommendation

I am working as an Assistant Professor at a university for over 2 years, but I am not happy with my current job and university. I want to apply to a university in another country (from where I've done ...
10
votes
4answers
644 views

Does it make sense to “pause” an academic career so that I can pursue financial independence and self-fund my research?

I graduated with a bachelor’s in the humanities last year. I would have preferred to continue studying, but I don’t have the money, and I have found very few opportunities for full funding where I ...
5
votes
3answers
400 views

Finding related result in mathematics

Assume that I have a math problem, I want to find results, theorems (as much as I could find, in maximum number) relevant to the problem, how can I do that efficiently? For example, one way could be ...
33
votes
2answers
14k views

What to put in “affiliation” field when submitting paper without affiliation?

Recently my paper is reviewed (by a professor from independent third party) and accepted by a journal. But, my employer allows me to publish this paper only without its name there. Publishing house ...
1
vote
1answer
172 views

How should an independent researcher introduce him/herself in his/her to be submitted articles? [duplicate]

As we all know, all academic professors or students who want to submit an article (research or review) to a journal should write their affiliations (their institute name and job there) on the first ...
4
votes
2answers
186 views

Finding an advisor without enrolling into a university

I want to break into academia by becoming a PhD student of computer science. However, I need publications and letters of recommendation in order to strengthen my application. The ordinary way of doing ...
3
votes
2answers
417 views

As someone outside academia, how can I get my math paper peer reviewed?

I have written a math paper and I think/hope it is ready for peer review. I am 40+ years removed from academia and have no access to 'publications' but I have learned from my many re-writes and I have ...
2
votes
1answer
103 views

How do I start an initial conversation with a professor to ask them to let me work in their group as a graduated student

I got my master's in Computer Science 3 years ago. I had a poor GPA of 3.3/4. I wanted to get a job back then and I was not that interested in the coursework. I am currently working as a software ...
2
votes
0answers
117 views

Contributing to open research in 2020 [closed]

I am interested in getting into a research oriented role in future and would really like to learn more about the process and gain experience by being part of it. Can someone please share any ...
4
votes
4answers
3k views

Where can I pay professional researchers online to verify my results and answer my questions? [duplicate]

I am looking for professional help to verify some results I am working on and maintaining in a write-up. However, I can't get anyone for free since I was forced to leave my old university, Case ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

Could it be possible to answer a new research question with the help of literature review? Could this be published at a symposium? [closed]

I am a master student and my university didn't teach us econometrics, but I am doing self study. So, right now I am not adept at and could handle large time series data. But I sent an abstract to a ...
-1
votes
1answer
192 views

As a postdoc, I made progress on a project that I was supposed to do during my PhD. I am regretting the time spent on my PhD [closed]

When I joined my computational modeling lab as a PhD student, I was supposed to work on a topic that I was very much interested in. I spent 2 years of trying, but couldn't show any progress. I became ...
41
votes
7answers
5k views

Do journals in general have any kind of policy regarding papers submitted by someone without a research affiliation?

Assuming that there are no ethical or legal concerns involved, in general, how would academic journals handle research submitted from the general public (e.g., if a carpenter were to perform a study ...
1
vote
2answers
106 views

What to do when I’m not affiliated with an academic institution and submitting a manuscript? [duplicate]

I am seeking to re-establish my research career after a 7-year career break. The first step involves submitting a paper to a peer reviewed journal which reports a study that was conducted 7 years ago. ...
7
votes
0answers
250 views

Are there any (online) communities for independent researchers?

Perhaps a bit of background on myself is useful in this case. I've obtained a bachelor's and master's degree in pure mathematics and applied mathematics, respectively. Although I would like to do a ...
2
votes
3answers
152 views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

How do you deal with the ridiculous catch 22 to get into grad school [closed]

I have applied for a second round of 100% rejections and needless to say I am not feeling great about it. What I am especially angry/frustrated about is that neat little sentence every rejection ...
3
votes
3answers
253 views

How can I publish an academic paper independent of work while working at a company?

I have been working on some independent research for a few years now, and I'm finally at the point where I'm seriously considering publishing a Computer Science/Mathematical Algorithm in an Academic ...
0
votes
1answer
155 views

Should I reply to email from institute director congratulating me for being shortlisted for a position?

I have received an email from the "director" of a prestigious research institute, sent to me and another candidate, announcing and congratulating that we have been shortlisted for a particular ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

Ethics approval for an independent project akin to a survey

The self-funded project being planned involves participants doing a variant of a Random Number Generation task, involving just typing "randomly" for a couple minutes on a computer program to study/...
2
votes
2answers
149 views

Are there funding sources for open-access fees for an independent researcher in industry?

Since I finished graduate school (statistics), I have been pursuing research. This is on my own time, separate from my work in industry, and while my company does not interfere with my work, they give ...
15
votes
6answers
3k views

After my employment ends, can I keep working without pay at my current research center, on independent research?

I have a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering. I worked as a Research Engineer in a Research Center. It was a fully paid Engineering position funded by European projects. However, my contract ...
3
votes
3answers
714 views

How do you respectfully remove someone from your research group?

Recently, I began my work on an independent research project. A few months ago, while I was writing the research proposal for submission, I talked with a peer of mine who hadn't done independent ...
1
vote
1answer
78 views

For how long afterwards can you publish papers based on field research?

In 2010 I did field research for my Masters Thesis in International Peace & Conflict Resolution (i.e. multi-disciplinary social science and international relations) in Bolivia interviewing ...
1
vote
1answer
145 views

Can I list my experience as independent researcher to my resume or CV?

I have graduated from my master's last year. I am very much interested in doing an additional technical master's program and/or a Ph.D. in my field. So, I started applying for both the technical ...
44
votes
5answers
16k views

Why are most cranks old men?

What To Do When The Trisector Comes claims that most cranks (for lack of a better word) are old men (trisector refers to a specific type of crank): One obvious characteristic of trisectors is that ...
1
vote
1answer
179 views

Is there any such career as a medical researcher?

A little context here: I graduated from medical school in 2012, practiced briefly till 2016 and stopped. I simply got bored with traditional medical practice and then decided to pursue my first love - ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

What's the consensus on sharing raw data? [closed]

Let's say I authored a paper or a study - published either in an academic journal or release just on a website. The study is well received, but I've received some requests from "colleagues" who want ...
3
votes
2answers
171 views

How do I find graduate level topics and textbooks after graduating?

I've recently finished a MS in computer engineering and long term it's likely that I'll look into doing a PhD. One of the reasons I didnt do it straight away is that I dont really have a clue what I'd ...
18
votes
1answer
749 views

What defines the legitimacy of an IRB?

As we know, researchers without university affiliations who need IRB approval for human subjects research can obtain approval from an independent IRB. What defines the legitimacy of an independent ...
1
vote
1answer
195 views

How important is being in a good institute for a theoretical physicist? [closed]

Will being in a underfunded institute and with mediocre colleagues hinder the performance of a theoretical physicist to a great degree?
-1
votes
1answer
113 views

How to publish a book chapter?

I have done some research in a topic. And now i think that i have enough understanding and material that can be used to write a chapter. However, I don't have any idea about How can i get it(my ...
7
votes
2answers
615 views

What affiliation should I use for a paper that I partly wrote in a previous institution?

I am writing a research paper to be submitted to an IEEE conference. Part of the work was performed as a part of my University. I have graduated from there and am no longer a part of the university. ...
30
votes
3answers
10k views

Can I perform psychological experiments at home and be taken seriously?

I've just finished my under-graduation in psychology in my country and I'm very motivated to start publishing and making my own experiments. Following this answer: Does one need to be affiliated with ...
1
vote
2answers
151 views

Conducting research at my alma mater

I'm thinking about conducting a research at a specific division of the university from which I received my PhD. I had a negative experience while I was there. And I keep hearing that many other ...

1
2 3 4 5 6