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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How can a Paper be sent to “Under Review ”so quickly? [duplicate]

I had submitted a manuscript to an SCIE indexed journal 1 month ago. I had selected an Associate Editor for my manuscript. The journal website said that if my manuscript is not deemed fit for peer ...
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How did researchers find articles before the Internet and the computer era?

I find it hard to write a literature review, even though I have Google, the Internet, and all free, very easy to search for information tools. I have to search for days to find a piece of information ...
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Method of making categories using R [on hold]

What method will be best suitable for categorizing a categorical and ordered data using r?
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Changing research topic

I am a Master student and I am doing a research internship now. I do not have to defend the results of my research at the end of the internship so I am not required to actually get any meaningful ...
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Prepared for 40 Hour Research Internship - Changed to 20

A bit of backstory- I'm a rising sophomore undergraduate student studying computer science who is strongly interested in urban planning as well. This spring, I put about 12 hours a week of work into ...
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In the FTIR, why the C=o stretching is red shifted to 1765 cm-1? [closed]

In my manuscript some reviewer asked me that question, kindly someone explain for me. In the FTIR, why the C=o stretching is red shifted to 1765 cm-1? In my article i have written that the weak ...
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In-house code used in paper methods section but not shared

I am muddling my way through my program an stumbled upon a technique I would really want to employ in my research. The technique is well outside the realm of my PI's expertise and my PI would not run ...
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Publishing someone's argument

What if this happens: Say I contacted a researcher R in my field about particular question I had. They answered the question in a private email to me. Their sketch of the argument was about 5 ...
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Feasibility of using blockchain to avoid researcher bias [closed]

Would it be feasible, presently or in the future, to use computers with blockchain technology to help avoid researcher bias? For instance, in a medical experiment, when an experimenter uses ...
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The fine line between academic research and applied industry research?

I am working with a university on a research project. This project is a collaboration between industry and academia with the industry being the leaders. It is a computer science project working on an ...
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Effective ways of organising one's time during a sabbatical

I am about to take a sabbatical period of 6 months. I have planned it with a series of short visits to oversea colleagues (my department does not provide a lot of financial support), but most of my ...
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PhD situation, is there hope?

Next november I will face my third and last year of my PhD. However, my percourse has been torturing and twisted. I started my PhD in a different group because I was kind of tricked out. My ...
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An imposed project. How to handle this situation?

So we are working on a sponsored project. My adviser has assigned two fellows to the project, taking the funding of two people from the organisation. However internally, only I will work on the ...
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Ethics behind communicating research after end of project and unemployment

So I have joined my first job in research as a research assistant on an industry-academia collaboration and I am supervised by some professors and a representative from industry is managing the ...
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Do researchers do their own statistics? [closed]

I'm writing a small paper on statistics in science and I was wondering whether in most fields researchers do their own statistics, or do they usually have a statistician in the department to do it for ...
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how to reply a professor is not available for research guidance [closed]

Thanks for your interest. But I am not available for guidance or mentorship. This is my professor's reply. I don't know how to reply back formally. I want to know if this professor can suggest my ...
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Finding and connecting with academic headhunters

As a senior in my field, but very unhappy in my current institution, I am eager to move. My high REF score/productivity and ongoing Impact mean, even before grants, I cost less to employ on a ...
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How do I choose research project topics for the project requirements in graduate classes?

Most graduate classes include a research project component in the grading scheme. I am taking such a class now and I need to complete a research project. The instructor has presented us with 4-5 ...
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(Un)realistic expectations of PhD supervision?

I shall try to make my former question more on-topic and less personal. When I started my PhD (maths) a year ago, I was having the following (mostly implicit, though) expectations about how working ...
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How many months/years does it take to conduct a research that can be published in a Q2 journal? [closed]

How many months/years does it take to conduct a research that can be published in a Q2 journal? I mean, from the start: doing the proposal, conduct the research, writing, waiting for reviewers, etc. ...
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What is the role of a thesis supervisor at the MSc level

I am a first year masters student just entering the first phase of my thesis research. I am the first student that my supervisor will be taking on so it is quite a new experience for both of us. Given ...
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Are these good reasons for starting a new PhD project? [closed]

If have just finished the first year of my PhD studies in mathematics at a German university. After my master's, which I have done in representation theory, I had started a PhD in a more applied field,...
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Is there a tool that can retrieve subject area listings for a journal using an API

I'm attempting to characterise a corpus of journal articles by their subject area and categories. I can do this for individual journals using e.g. The SCImago Journal & Country Rank (https://www....
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Systematic observation vs survey: thinking about validity [closed]

Please, I will perform a systematic observation (naturalistic observation) over a group of users. As my observation will be completely non-obtrusive, I can not gather detailed data directly on each ...
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Can we start a page with an equation on top left side, then an image and then other content

Can we start a page with an equation on the left side, then an image and then other content in IEEE format. Is it not compulsory to start the column with an image only?
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At what point should I no longer include my former professor as a coauthor?

I graduated from university somewhat recently with a four year undergraduate degree and during my junior/senior year I worked on a research project with a professor. At the beginning of the project (...
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How to deal with disagreement with advisor regarding research proposal and direction?

I am currently writing a proposal for a new research topic in my field of system biology. This proposal will determine what I will be working on for the next couple of years. However, I am running ...
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Interaction with peer- reviewer

I received a peer review of my research paper. I answered the question arises there in comments. I didn't find such details of the reviewer to give information about some question arises in peer ...
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If studying in groups is more effective, why don't academics also research in groups?

Research shows that studying in groups help students learn more effectively. If this is the case, why don't academics also conduct research in groups? There are already research groups, but in all ...
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What do I do if my advisor made a mistake?

I am a first year masters student and I am just beginning my research project. I had to send a protocol out to my committee and they all have to approve it before I begin the project. The protocol is ...
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How to deal with advisor drastically changing research expectations?

Some context: I met my advisor during my undergraduate studies (I am pursuing a PhD at the same institution). I took several upper-level elective courses with this professor, and received top grades ...
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Love Courses, Hate Research?

I'm in the third year of my physics PhD, and although I have done very well in courses and passed the written candidacy exam, I have already switched research advisors twice and all three times I ...
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How to deal with an adviser that wants to force you to get his desired results?

I'm doing research for my PhD thesis based on a sensitive subject related to biomedical applications. In fact, our workflow is: Build a computational model Verify the developed computational model ...
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Should I do exercises given in online course and accompanying textbook if I want to do research in machine learning ahead?

I'm a junior year computer science undergrad just began to study machine learning a month ago. My aim is to start reading papers in my area of interest under Machine Learning and begin to do research ...
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Lot of time an energy spent on a field and lab based Master's thesis but subsequently ignored

I am (was) a mature student with 20 years previous commercial experience Over the course of two extensive field trips plus lab work during my Masters degree I developed and promoted some interesting ...
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Is it better to have a strong thesis, or to follow personal interests during PhD?

I'm a second year US PhD student in applied math. For the last year I've been working on one project with my advisor and another one of her students. We have also started a collaboration with a ...
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Work life balance and managing the effect on mood in mathematical physics research [closed]

For the last year, I have been working on my thesis in the area of mathematical physics. It's been a long project with many challenges and hurdles and progress has been slow. At the same time, I have ...
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What to do about an ongoing research project that does not work?

First of all, I am sorry if this sounds like a simplistic question. But I am a first-year PhD student and this is really troubling me. As per the requirements of my department, all first-year PhD ...
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How to know if one is suitable for pursuing academia or Research work their entire life? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student in engineering in an university in Canada. I am close to completion of my thesis but I am not very proud of my work. I have couple of publications from my work, all in decent ...
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PhD Journey 2nd Year: Looking for perspective/focus

Without being too specific to my own problem, I wanted to ask your opinion/experiences about research process. Recently I have read that a mediocre idea that is perfectly executed is much better than ...
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For a new assistant professor in CS, how to build/manage a publication pipeline

I am a new assistant professor in a research institute, where the number of top-tier publications matter a lot. In short, they simply count the number of tier-one papers. I am highly advised to work ...
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Is the quality of work done in PhD a measure of my abilities to pursue academia?

As a fifth year PhD student in chemical engineering (in North America) who's about to submit his thesis in 4 months, I have a serious doubt about my capabilities. My PhD thesis was in an area not ...
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Is it inappropriate for a PI to hire the most suitable available researcher as an RA, just because s/he is his/her family member? [closed]

Below is a part of the guidelines from a grant: "Research assistants (RA) shall not be appointed from amongst members of immediate or extended family of the researcher." I know it's to prevent ...
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My PhD advisor has unrealistic expectations on my capabilities to research independently

I worked as an undergraduate volunteer researcher, and then worked in an industry laboratory before returning to school. And my program did not have have rotations. I am starting to wonder what I got ...
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Can an undergraduate be advised by a professor who is very far away?

Lately I have been developing a good relationship with Prof. Wright. She has clearly* gone out of her way a few times to help me, having a very pleasant, generous, and kind personality. Prof. Wright ...
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How to create a hypothesis for a historical research? [closed]

When writing a dissertation or a thesis about history, students and researchers are asked to state a problem and a hypothesis for that problem. My question is how to state a problem and a hypothesis ...
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Online research projects [closed]

Are there any research projects in mathematics,data science etc undergraduate students can participate online? Have seen something like that? Well, I googled it and found something,but I need more ...
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Who Decides the Value and the Credibility of Research Work [closed]

I am astonished by the flood of fantasy paper in my field at least and see it day after day get recognition although it has no real application and some researchers play around the data. What freaks ...
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Can someone clarify Hamming's notion of important problems in relation to modern academia?

I was reading the transcripts of a seminar by Dr. Richard W. Hamming. In this, Hamming goes on to say the following statements: Explaining why one guy was successful while the others weren't as much ...
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How to identify a research question as artificial [closed]

I recently go through an interview on the basis of my research proposal and the person evaluating me said my research questions are artificial. I want to ask which characteristics make the research ...