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Questions tagged [research-process]

Questions directly focused on PERFORMING academic research. Do not use this for questions about publishing research. Read the tag wiki before applying this tag.

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What is the procedure for Hyperspectral image classification using CNN which is a pixelwise classification problem [on hold]

Can any one tell me the procedure for Hyperspectral image classification using CNN which is a pixel wise classification problem.The dataset is of 145x145x200 and it contains reflectance values at 200 ...
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How do I choose my research area?

Choosing your research area Relevant and adding to that. I am planning to pursue a PhD (currently at masters) and have many research interests. Some of my interests are more attainable and my ...
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Request Colleges internationally to let students participate in a survey

For a student research project in the field of IT I would like to interview students who have little to no experience in participating in Open Source projects. My professor said that only interviewing ...
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Theories/philosophies/terms about nurturing? [on hold]

I am going to do an art project on the idea of nurturing people, or trying to nurture them. I want to read some scholarly articles around the idea but I’m having trouble finding theories/philosophies ...
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Can I do research at a different college than the one I am attending?

I will be general here so as to help others searching for the same question and to conceal my identity. I am a freshman at a top liberal arts college, and I would like to do chemistry research over ...
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Interested in research, not in coursework

I am in the last semester of my undergraduate degree in computer science. I plan to apply for masters and PhD positions thereafter. I did not have a good classroom experience in my bachelor's ...
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Is VFS 3d animation and vfx worth it? [closed]

My name is Giovanni. I would like to see if you guyscan sort of guide me. I am in a stressful situation. It’s always been my dream to be an animator and work in movies or video games. Looking on the ...
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Can i combine Qualitative and quantitative data , if the data are collected from different populations [closed]

I have conducted a 5 point likert survey on current PhD students satisfactions and analyse it using factor analysis and multiple regression. Now I want to conduct a survey on faculty " What they think ...
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How to choose the subject of PhD in the field of information technology [closed]

I am new to this site, and I am very happy that I have had this opportunity to be with you in this site which seems to me very useful to researchers of various sciences, I am very sorry to lengthen. ...
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Could a research group weed out less good researchers by requiring mental calculation to join it?

Does the ability to perform mental maths calculations predict ability to do research in mathematics?
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Letting another author know I'm using one of their results

Let's say I write a paper and use a result from someone that is rarely cited. Would it be polite/acceptable/unacceptable to email them and let them know of my application of their result before ...
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Is academia.stackexchange suited to help interpret papers? [migrated]

Let's say there is a specific paper that I'm having trouble understanding. Perhaps it's out of my field, or perhaps not. Is it suitable to the purpose of this StackExchange site that I could post a ...
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Is it okay if research problem is vague in the initial phase of research?

In short, I am a Ph.D. student computer science ( theory ) currently in the mid-stage. I have one serious doubt about the research process. I have worked on just two problems in the past and from that ...
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About solving research papers involving complex Mathematics

Throughout my Ph.D., I have had difficulty in solving (maths in) research paper from other researchers. After the basic few steps, the researchers assume either one thing or the other thing, or have a ...
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How to write/represent the state-of-the-art analysis in a research paper?

I have found that one of the most common remarks from the reviewers is regarding the "state-of-the-art". Especially in terms of applied research. Something like: The authors have not discussed the ...
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Publishing into journals as an independent undergraduate researcher

I'm an undergraduate student looking to publish 2 papers in materials physics on novel research. I've lead the project on my own as an independent research, but have worked with the departments and ...
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effort to write a paper in relation to experimental phase

How much effort does it typically take write a paper for a conference (Computer Science) in relation to the actual research. For instance, I've spent 80 hours in experimentation and nearly 400h ...
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Samples of thesis/dissertation proposals of mathematics PhD students [closed]

I wonder where I can find some samples of thesis/dissertation proposals of mathematics PhD students. I mean the proposals math students write for the candidacy (oral) exams before they solve (or even ...
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Long distance collaboration with a professor – wrote manuscript, getting ignored. What to do next?

This summer I was involved in a long distance collaboration with a researcher at an institution for clinical research. I was essentially CC'd to this person via an old colleague who currently works ...
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Web Crawl Dataset - Legal & Practical feedback [closed]

I'm working on a web site classification method. Papers in field (Text Classification / Web Page Classification) are usually using: a) Ancient, but well known & widely adopted, datasets like ...
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How to know if my research problem is interesting or not? [duplicate]

I have completed my masters in mathematics. I want to pursue PhD in mathematics. I want to frame a research question and write papers in my field. But some questions are bothering me: How does one ...
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How to know whether a Faculty member has done good work or not

I have completed my Masters in Pure Mathetics in India and I want to join a Ph.D. program in Algebra and Number Theory. For that reason, I am checking the profiles of the faculty members of the ...
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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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How do I charge my professor hourly for Web Scraping?

I am a graduate research assistant, who is paid hourly, I run a script that scrapes data for my professor's research. It is automated, meaning that I don't have to even click a button. But it runs for ...
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Research Assistant long-distance

Is it reasonable to ask for a research assistant position (field of economics) over email to a professor who doesn't live in my country/city?
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Why isn't literature search a waste of time if centralized documentation is a better alternative?

I am asking this question regarding to the documents (thesis, research papers, and publications) that contain original, novel work. Before starting to write a research paper/ thesis, searching for a ...
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How to ask my professor to assign a paper to publish?

I am a masters student. This semester I had a course with my supervisor. This course was not directly related to my thesis. During the term, the professor assigned me an in-class project (which was ...
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Inadmissible theorems in research

One of my engineering friends told me how he once had to take a make-up calculus I exam due to being hospitalised and so self-studied a lot of the missed topics. For the make-up exam, he used L'...
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Is this footnote from one of Perelman's papers meant to be a joke, or is it mandatory to list one's source of funding?

In one of Grigori Perelman's papers, on the first page there's a footnote where he says, ∗St.Petersburg branch of Steklov Mathematical Institute, Fontanka 27, St.Petersburg 191011, Russia. Email:...
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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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Supervisor complaining about research work is slow and not doing anything properly. Is it possible to continue with him for long?

I am about to finish my first year of MS leading to Ph.D. Our team works on cable Robotics. At first, when I joined prof asked me to do a computer vision problem of tracking. I spent 5 months to do ...
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I begin researching in three weeks and I have no idea where to begin. What should I say in my email to my advisor?

I have been accepted to a funded master’s program under an advisor. I already came up with a research proposal months ago with the advisor’s help as I needed one in order to apply. The last time I ...
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Is it a good practice to work on multiple projects simultaneously during PhD study?

The idea of working on multiple projects simultaneously during PhD study is introduced in Feibelman's "A PhD is not enough", Chapter 8. It identifies the following advantages: When you temporarily ...
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Where can I find scanned documents I can use to train my OCR machine learning app? [closed]

I am looking for resources that can let me access scanned documents and memos to train my OCR application. I have some client documents but need more for product development. Any ideas?
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Is apprenticeship/reading the only way to learn experimental design? Are there books/papers about the theory of designing a sound experiment?

I am slogging away at grad school and I have a nagging feeling I can be more efficient. I feel like a person who cannot see more than a foot in front of them so I hit a lot of walls. My planning and ...
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How to stay up to date with large conferences?

I do research in a very popular area that publishes primarily at conferences (machine learning). The result is that a few times a year, my field has a large influx of papers. Just skimming the latest ...
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How to select the principal investigator in a group?

If a group of researchers collaborating on a grant proposal, how the principal investigator can be selected? The researcher with the idea, the one who invited other researchers, the most well-known ...
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Searching for papers on a subject I'm about to start researching myself but nothing comes up. How do I know that I've searched enough?

I'm about to begin my master's research, and I'm in the process of formulating my research question. Therefore, I am searching for papers about the same topic to make sure that what I am planning to ...
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What are the guidelines for minimum “implementation/proof-of-concept” requirements in computer science research?

Some aspects of computer science research requires some form of implementation and an according evaluation. I have not yet seen where the minimum level of implementation expected for an academic paper ...
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How do I tell the professor that I am burnt out and I want to move on

I am a first year CSE grad student. I have been working with a professor for more than half a year now. The topic looks like a deadend and I do not know how to tell him the same. Ironically, he is a ...
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Are extra classes and extra research worth it?

I am currently a senior finishing up my bachelor's degree in Psychology through online classes offered at Washington State University. I intend to apply to grad schools (2 PhD programs and 1 MS as a ...
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How should an advisor handle an underperforming PhD student?

I'm a junior faculty in academia and I was asked to take a PhD student several months ago. I was not involved in the hiring process, hence I did not have a chance to evaluate his abilities before ...
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Is it good to publish a research paper with many partially answered questions with sub-optimal results?

I work in abstract mathematics and I'm currently in the mid stage of my PhD. I try to get bounds on computational aspects of mathematics. I have been working on one problem for almost half a year and ...
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How do I approach a professor from another university?

I am doing my undergrad in engineering at a small liberal arts school. Due to lack of research opportunities at my current school, I am looking at getting a research position at a state university ...
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How can I tell if a paper is too old to be a reference for my research?

Current scientific databases hold papers that were published over the past few decades (I haven't checked what is the oldest paper available, but I remember seeing papers from the 1960s, there might ...
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Paid temporary job as research assistant

I'm a master's degree student. A professor of mine offered me work on some parts of his paper that I have good knowledge about, because of my background. He said he'll pay me in return, and ...
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How can I find papers of a specific journal?

I want to find papers of a specific journal. For example, I want to search papers about the smart grid security only in the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid journal. Is there appropriate configuration ...
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How we can look active both in class and after class in our supervisor's mind?

I have started my master's degree and I am a fully funded student. I want to get perfect marks and do my research perfectly. What steps should I follow to become an outstanding student in my ...
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Hot and timely research problem with a slow student

I am a postdoc and currently co-supervising a novel PhD student who works very very slow and needs to be spoon-fed most of the time (which is reasonable considering she's in early stages of her PhD). ...