Questions tagged [projects]

Questions regarding the academic projects including either thesis projects or other projects which may be done in the universities with support of academies and in collaboration with faculty members and students.

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What should I do if my group members are uncooperative after a warning?

I'm doing a marketing project with five members (including me), and I was elected to be the group leader. As part of the project, we made a team contract where everyone agreed to certain outlines of ...
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Is paraphrasing my own texts using online tools is okay?

I am currently writing my master's thesis. I came across paraphrasing tools quite recently too. I saw that sometimes my texts are not very clear and repetitive (although I can explain an idea in an ...
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How hands-on should an academic supervisor be? [closed]

I'd appreciate any resources describing how 'hands-on' an academic supervisor should be. I've found in my own supervision that it has varied from quite high-level guidance to quite detailed guidance. ...
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When does a research project become qualified to be published as a full-fledged scientific journal paper, and when doesn't it?

I am working on an AI project related to protein structure detection, etc. My supervisor told me that this project cannot be published in a journal but has to be published as a chapter in a book (a ...
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How do you manage to work on multiple research projects?

Things that make multiple research projects different and single project: Inertia that sets in once I have spent a few weeks on single one of them. The 'switching cost' seems too high to me, and it ...
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I ghosted a professor for two months. Not the first time this happens. Facing mental health issues but trying to recover. what to do now?

I am a delayed graduation facing (failed some subjects before, repeating a semester right now) 5th year integrated masters' student in a STEM field. I spoke to this professor about working a master's ...
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How to get started on doing a research internship or a project in Mathematics?

I am an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics at an Indian University. I want to get involved in a research internship, or a project in Mathematics. I don't know where to ...
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I feel so overwhelmed by my professors' work. When and how to approach them for undergraduate project?

I am a 3rd year Undergraduate Student looking to work on mini-Projects/Projects under professors in my department. I am interested in Signal Processing and Communication Systems, and while I have done ...
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Do retired researchers keep a personal web site? [closed]

A retired researcher may still like to keep some unfinished work, maybe as a good hobby. Therefore, I am wondering if it's better to keep a personal web site to keep those previous works such as ...
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How to gain skills in project management?

So far, my master thesis had an initial plan, and I would keep in contact with the PI as I need. However, now that the academic course comes to an end, all the students in the lab (3) we have to ...
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How can I learn to trust the Ph.D program course of study again?

I am a fourth year neurodivergent doctoral candidate with an accepted Master's (both in Experimental Psychology) and have posted a decent amount on here. Hopefully, this post means that I can stop ...
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Advisor not responding to MS student, not sure if he hates me

So I'm a MS student in Computer Engineering just doing a capstone project as one of my requirements for graduation. My advisor had been nice and assigned me a partner to work on the project. However, ...
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Advisor never included me in their research

I am a current 4th year Ph.D. student in social science. In my first year, my advisor asked me to focus on my courses so I did no research even though I wanted to. In my second year, I proposed my own ...
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PhD crossroad: dealing with constantly absent supervisor and diverse workload?

I am in the first year of my PhD studies. Was involved with the same group since a while as a student, and then I was offered a PhD there. Project work The topic of my PhD is completely different from ...
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Project organization: files, docs, organization + icloud storage

I have separated my question into sub-questions as suggested in the comment by user “padovapadova“ ( see my original post) I started my PhD 3 weeks ago. I already read a lot of information, research ...
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What happens if another PI puts me on their payroll?

I’m fairly new to the research world and currently working with a university research institute. My PI put me on a project for a lab he is collaborating with from another research institute. The work ...
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Advice to coordinate a long-term research project [closed]

I have been granted a five-year project to conduct my own research. The project not only covers the salary but also offers a budget to hire personal assistance and purchase lab equipment. It is an ...
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How should I talk to my advisor about changing the research topic after already choosing one?

I started an engineering PhD program this year with an excellent advisor that I get along well with. I just finished my first semester where students are mostly required to focus on coursework with ...
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Details on MSCA projects

Recently I saw an advertisement for a phd position within an MSCA doctoral network. I know the title of the network project as well as the grant number. Is it possible to get the details of all the ...
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What happens to project money?(USA, federal)

I was involved in several projects which got considerable funding from the US federal government. In retrospect I feel there was a substantial amount of equipment that should have been purchased/built ...
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Can I still mention a project as research project if it was/will not be published in my cv for graduate studies application?

I have done several projects with novel approaches to some problems during my computer science undergraduate studies. Some are course projects but still novel algorithms. These projects have not been ...
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Hiring freelancers for research projects

Professors in research universities often rely on graduate students as research assistants who work on a variety of tasks including analysis, coding, experimentation, and writing. When funding is ...
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Can I ask my professor to allot me mentor while I am doing reading work for a theoretical project?

I am a master's student in Physics and currently working on my thesis work and I am having a hard time grasping some mathematical concepts needed. Most of my friends are working on simulation work, ...
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Is it a good idea to explore other field of research when you are sure of your interested area?

I am currently pursuing master's in Physics. In my university, there aren't many professors in my field of interest i.e. Astrophysics, the professors whose work I was interested in, declined me the ...
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What are some warning signs that a PhD project will fail?

Professors looking for PhD students will often have several ongoing research thrusts that students can work on. These may correspond to different three- or five-year grant awards, for example, or they ...
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Should I change my phd supervisor?

I'm currently starting my phd program in theoretical physics, specifically in quantum gravity. I completed my masters studies in exactly the same field, under the supervision of Professor X. During ...
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Same motivation letter for the same project but in two different places? [closed]

Let us assume that I have applied for a post doc position in place X on a project Y in collaboration with university Z, and they asked for a personal statement. A week later, another post doc position ...
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Problems with my boss in academia: who to ask for some advice in Austria?

I have some problems with my boss at a university. The problem does not only include cooperative aspects. It also involves some problems related to a post-doc project that I developed and that I gave ...
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What are the risks and benefits of being the first PhD of a new supervisor?

I am interested in a PhD project which will be supervised by somebody who has never supervised a PhD student before. In fact, this research group is not yet completely established. On their website ...
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Do universities keep records/a database of student assignments from the past? Or is only Masters/PhD work kept to publish in journals?

Do universities keep work done by students for later research and/or plagiarism detection by future students (eg. self-plagiarism)?
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Having team-members split the grade among them by their personal contribution

In a project-based class the submission is in teams of 2 (self-assigned teams). In most teams, the grade is the same for both members. However, in some teams, I suspect that most of the work was done ...
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My hardware can't run the code I need for my research

I have started doing a project and I promised to report my results every week to my professor. At the beginning, he told me you should have a reasonably good laptop. I thought my laptop could support ...
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Can research project scholarship offers ever get retracted? [duplicate]

I got an offer (written) for a research project scholarship, emailed the supervisor about the start date and they asked me to come in mid December. I sent an email back confirming that I can start ...
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I wrote a report alone, but was graded identically to those who wrote it in groups of two

Our biology professor asked us to write a report. We had one week to hand it in. Groups were formed. Being in a class with an odd number of students, I was the only one left, and so wrote the report ...
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What to do when phd advisor wants me to work on side projects but i'm starting a post-doc?

I'm currently finishing up writing my PhD while starting a post-doc at another university in another country. The post doc is a great opportunity at a top tier university. Between finishing my ...
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How to publish in genetics without access to funding or a lab?

I am currently working in quite new university as lecturer for applied medical science undergrad in genetics subjects. I am facing some issues: The university requires every lecturer do some ...
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How can I ask a professor about funding for Master?

I am looking for a master’s position. I emailed a professor, and we arranged a meeting on Skype, where he said that he would assess my knowledge and he told me that he will tell me the result ...
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How to work with a RA unwilling to work with me?

I've recently started a new role on a three year project. I'm a research officer and I've joined onto the project about 8 months in at new research institute, there are three CIs. I've been brought on ...
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I believe my classmates plan to hand in a plagiarized project, how should I handle this?

In my class, we have project groups of 4 or 5 students. This period has everything to do with game development. The project is to build a XNA game for children at primary school. Now, there is one ...
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Applying for a Master thesis/project in the UK when from another UK University or from abroad

In many countries (such as France, Spain, ...), (science) master thesis is a research project of a couple of months spent in the lab/field under the supervision of an academics, at the end of the year ...
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Is it rude to visit a professors office during the summer if they have not responded to my email?

I understand that a somewhat similar question has been asked before, but my parameters here are slightly different. Essentially, I have been emailing a professor since early April about joining their ...
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How do I ask for an advanced topic to a Prof? [duplicate]

I asked a prof for a project and he gave me a book to read. However, I am already familiar with its content(I did an online course). I want to request him to change my topic. Is it okay to ask for a ...
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Using industry productivity tools and techniques for managing student projects

I'm heading a group of engineering students (from different fields) which need to build a robot (which performs tasks autonomously) as part of their courses. There are 10 students in this group and ...
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Should I do a group project on my own? If so, how?

Recently in one of my courses I have been assigned a task to be done in small groups (of 3 people). It turns out not to be too long (especially with some previous knowledge that I had), so over the ...
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My group members are trying to take credit for the group project that only I worked on. How do I stop this?

Two students (who also happen to be my friends) and I were assigned a fairly difficult (I spent over 40 hours on it) group project. It felt like they didn't care about the project, and if you looked ...
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Credit as Undergraduate Researcher PI

(PI: Project Initiator, I get this term from proposal-writing) I am an undergraduate student (and have been off and on over the last 7 [now almost 8] years). I went to a professor at my university ...
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Can we submit part of our assignment after deadline? [closed]

I have a deadline for handing in my assignments. One of them is tricky and I need to think more. I coded it but I am not 100 % sure that is right. Can I think more about it after deadline of ...
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What happened to ScholarlyHub?

Does anyone have an update on the status of the launch of the open-access research-social-network ScholarlyHub? Is this still an ongoing project or did they quit? There was much coverage after their ...
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Is it ethical to hire someone to program for a study project?

There is a small study project at university Z if someone did it and wrote a report, will be award an extra certificate. The project can be done as group work. The project was started with 2 person X ...
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Is it a good practice to discuss about my research topic or supervisor's name with others?

I am doing my final year research under my supervisor for my Master's degree. I also wanted to do a short project to utilize my summer vacation. So, I approached a professor who was teaching a ...