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Which questionaire tool is able to measure the time a user uses for a question and allows a user to fill a table with free text? [closed]

I have the following challenge: I am planning on making a survey where each respondent has to look at an image and the respondent has to get information out of it. I want to know how long the user ...
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Revision without reviewer comments [duplicate]

Last year october, i have submitted one of my review paper to a reputed journal in springer.On march i received a mail saying that a minor revision is required along with reviewers comments.I have ...
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Is it possible to become a good physicist through self study

Is it possible to do self research in physics, in a sense that one can come on par with knowledge/understanding of doctrate and post doctrate students in the subject so that he could be capable of ...
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How should I analyze ordinal data that is paired and also repeated? [closed]

I have data collected from the same subjects (n=10) over 11 days, with measurements taken under two conditions each day: immediately after training(D0) and 30 minutes after training(D30). The data is ...
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Is completely remote collaboration with colleagues from other cities/regions/countries possible in practice? (technical and natural sciences)

In fact, one group of scientists from one city/country for another group from another city/country are remote co-workers (employees). This means that you need to choose one of several formats for ...
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Came across a very similar framework: what to do?

I am from a social science field. As a part of my dissertation I have published a paper on my topic in a journal with good standing. In that paper, I propose a framework to analyze an issue and ...
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Should I include papers in a literature review that might overshadow my own results?

I'm composing a literature review on the use of air bubbling carriers in direct contact membrane distillation. I've encountered various papers with promising findings, some of which might overshadow ...
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Studying the arguments and objections of materialism - does matter only exist in the universe? [closed]

Studying the arguments and objections of materialism about nature of reality. I'm currently working on some philosophical papers exploring the nature of reality and the debates around materialism. ...
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Is there a way to continue on research when there is no hope?

I am a PhD student in the final year of my studies, I am positive that I will get my degree. However, I have published only two papers, one in an A conference and one in a B conference. I have three ...
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How prevalent are popular criticisms of academia? [closed]

I have seen this video by a very popular science communicator (Sabine Hossenfelder) shared around the academic community criticizing aspects of the academic industry and why they left: https://www....
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How to know root dimensions of any concept [closed]

Basically I want to know the different dimension or aspect that always exists for a concept, event, situation etc. We all have seen that concept have different dimension like it's social dimension, ...
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Should my advisor be an author in this context?

My advisor gave me a published approach (algorithm) used to solve some type of numerical optimization problems (however, it is old and ditched compared to better algorithms that came out after it). ...
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What are the different mathematical cultures out there? That is, what universities focus on what fields and subfields in mathematics? [closed]

I am a soon-to-be undergraduate: a double-major in mathematics and computer science (but I have plenty of graduate-level mathematics courses I was advised to take by several professors). However, ...
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Post-doc vs Research Fellow on CV after Phd thesis submission

I submitted my PhD thesis in February, and now I'm a research fellow for 1 year at an Italian university. I will defend my PhD thesis in summer. In the meantime, I'd like to apply for some jobs so I'm ...
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Senior Research Associate in Germany

I came across a Senior Research Associate position at a German university. This role is permanent and is classified within the E14 TV-L salary scale. It is situated within the department head’s group, ...
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How do I determine the direction of my research?

I'm a first year PhD student in Microelectronics. I started my PhD because I was interested in the idea of Neuromorphic engineering, but I've been so confused lately. The problem is that neither my ...
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Applying for a PhD - Can't Decide on the Topic [closed]

I'm applying to a PhD programme in the UK, but feeling kind of lost. I have two ideas for potential research topics (in the humanities - literature to be specific) but don't know which to go with? I ...
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Do you reveal purpose of questionnaire to respondents?

I recently received an invitation to answer a questionnaire from a student in the social sciences. The results will be used as part of the research for a Master's thesis. The invitation describes the ...
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PhD Suggestion in 3 rd year without any progress

I am a Mathematics PhD student currently in 3 rd year. I have a funding of 5 years. But being in 3 rd year also I haven't started working on a problem yet. Whenever I ask my supervisor he always says ...
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How to efficiently get a scoping for a research topic?

Imagine you're attending a conference and your team has a novel research idea that combines concepts X and Y. While you're an expert in X, you lack knowledge about Y. However, a strong understanding ...
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How does research in academic science differ from that in academic engineering

Personally I come from science (theoretical physics) and know numerous people in Engineering. Speaking to them I see that the kinds of things I tend to be interested in and what they are interested in ...
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What should you do when your professor disagrees with your research direction?

I am a graduate student working to get my master's degree, but my professor and I have differences in research directions. While his personality is very strong, I don't think he is capable enough in ...
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How to be an independent student?

I started my MSc 6 months ago. I was supposed to work on an idea given to me by my supervisor to publish it in a conference. The problem is that I have been way too slow, I don't understand a lot of ...
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Is it possible that my previous "milestone projects" (Master's thesis, quals project, doctoral dissertation) will be audited? [closed]

This post is also a bit of a follow up to this one: Found an error in one of the questions that appeared on screen for my dissertation study. Could this be an issue for my dissertation defense? Due to ...
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What is the ethical way to request Professor X to invite Professor Y as a contributor to our work-in-progress research?

I have been working as a research engineer with Professor X, who specializes in data mining, for almost past ten months. During this time, we have produced an AI publication. However, my contract with ...
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When do you know its Imposter's Syndrome vs. truly being out of your depth/not being cut out for it? [closed]

After my recent inactivity, I finally gave everything some thought and I think I have something that may be contribution worthy to this site as I am likely not the only one. I am aware of this ...
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What was your eureka moment, and how can I create one for myself? [closed]

As a first-year graduate research student in science passing through several alternate "Peaks of Mount Stupid" and "valleys of despair", it would be great if some of you could ...
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How to deal with failing ideas?

I graduated from my PhD last November and as I get along super well with my PhD supervisors, I decided to pursue research with them on my free time alongside my postdoctoral position. We all have ...
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What experiences count in the application for a MS Clinical Psychology Program? [closed]

I'm a third-year undergraduate student (from South Asia) of BS Psychology and plan to do a master's in Clinical Psychology after I graduate. What are the type of experiences needed to strengthen my ...
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Is it plagiarism to use the same research method for similar papers?

I have to submit an original research paper for my Capstone. I was pretty excited about the topic and the method. However, I was gutted after finding a pretty similar paper which employed the same ...
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How to do short research projects with professors?

I am a physics student looking to apply for PhD positions. To increase my chances of getting selected and to increase my exposure to research, I want to publish research papers. The only research I ...
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Publishing two papers at the same time

I wrote two political science papers with a similar premise but with different case studies conducted in countries A and B. I sent the 'A' one out to a journal last summer, and it took a while to get ...
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"Major Sub-projects" and "Publication Strategy" on Job Application

I am applying for a faculty position. The position is not intended for one particular project but rather part of a research group in political science. In addition to overall ambitions for this ...
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Should I continue my work on my paper if I found similar kind of paper but with different findings from already published articl?

So recently I just came across a similar study that has published on a same topic on which I have been working from past couple of months. The only difference is that I also include content analysis (...
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How can I attract good postdocs?

I work as a research group leader at a top-100 university in Europe and supply of good PhD students is good, both from within the university and from other places in Europe. However, attracting good ...
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Can a husband be a corresponding author in a wife's research publication during her Ph.D.?

I recently observed that a faculty (husband) was a corresponding author in all the publications of his wife (first author) while she was doing her Ph.D. in the same department. Although the wife had a ...
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How to word request to undertake a project as a research intern rather than as a thesis, without offending potential supervisor? [duplicate]

Competitive STEM program and for our final thesis many of the potential advisors have multiple applicants per project. After being rejected for one project (initially seemed to be the top choice but ...
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Suggestions for learning new techniques during postdoc training

I am about to finish my PhD. My PhD work mainly have computational biology focus(60%) and rest of them are experimental biology. Due to lack of experimental biology goal I am thinking of learning new ...
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Status still “Pending decision” but date has changed [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a Taylor & Francis journal. It was peer reviewed and the status has been “Pending decision” since January 30. On January 31, the status stayed the same but the date had ...
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What indicates instructors' experience in online technology? [closed]

My research is qualitative; it aims to explore the experience of EFL instructors about online teaching. What potential semi-structured interview questions about experience towards online technology ...
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do professors care how much a prospective student read about their research while applying for a research position? [closed]

How much do a student's interest and enthusiasm matter when selecting or getting interested in a student? In research position cover letters do professors care if a student has read details about ...
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How can I prevent scope creep in my PhD project?

I am a senior software engineer with experience in product management (which makes me addicted to proposing new features!). Now, I am an early-career researcher, and I am still looking at my PhD ...
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Do university staff (in the US) usually have access to the university resources needed to do research?

Naturally, no one expects university staff (administrative or otherwise) to carry out research, but it was recently suggested to me that having such a job gives you access to the university resources ...
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May have embellished to get into my Master's and Ph.D programs. Worried about degree revocation. Are my concerns warranted at all? [closed]

I am a doctoral candidate in a Ph.D program right now who previously posted this on a throwaway account but I feel I should come clean now and state that it was this account all along. I reviewed my ...
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Semiconductor industry specific journals for applied data science - Low to Med impact factor [closed]

Am working in a semiconductor industry as a emerging data scientist. As part of my task, I work on simple problems and solve them using simple algorithms such as traditional machine algos - SVM, ...
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Found an error in one of the questions that appeared on screen for my dissertation study. Could this be an issue for my dissertation defense?

Fourth year student in Experimental Psychology who recently completed the minimum number of participants needed for data collection (although my advisor wants me to get more). I'm posting here since I ...
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Will strange transcript preclude the possibility of graduate school?

I am a student at a community college and I hope to eventually pursue a research career. The issue is that I have taken classes inconsistently for personal reasons, and I fear that it may make that ...
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Alternatives for thesis if companies don't respond for interview requests? How to still make it academically relevant? [closed]

The thesis I intend to do is trying to understand how different public transport companies perceive the concept of sharing economy in the EU: Do these public transport companies treat companies moving ...
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Ordering Co-Authors in a Large Research Team: Best Practices?

I am currently involved in a research project that has an unusually large team of about 40 co-authors. Given the extensive number of contributors, we are facing a significant challenge in determining ...
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How can I shift my mindset from engineering to research

How can I shift my mindset from viewing my research project solely as an engineering project, given my background and extensive experience in software engineering, to better embrace the research ...
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