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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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Is it legal to publicly share questionnaires from research articles?

I've found articles on the development of diagnostic questionnaires that I only have access to through my university. I'm interested in sharing some of them publicly online so more people can have ...
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Does this tool exist: Literature search citation filter?

I'm wondering if a tool/website to do a specific task exists: Suppose I have a set of papers (which we'll say for simplicity are hosted on the arxiv), S. I want to keep track of all the papers that ...
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Does having much knowledge in other branches help one's research in mathematics in one's own field? [on hold]

I am wondering if having much knowledge in other (seemingly not directly related) branches of mathematics is helpful to a mathematician in his own research. Say there are two algebraic topologists A ...
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Is the verb take and get synonymous or not? [on hold]

I am going to make a resesarch about these words. but i want to make sure the verb take and get are synonymous.
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Am I responsible for that my PhD adviser does not have any fund or grant and as a result it really limited my research? [on hold]

I'm a PhD student at my fifth semester in the US. From the beginning of my PhD program, I didn't have sponsored graduate research assistantship from NSF or NIH. I was just on my PhD adviser's startup ...
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Approach/methodology for making decision for PV-storage system? [closed]

I am trying to design battery storage smaller by smoothing the power output of PV. Of course smaller storage means smaller capital cost. I am going to compare the smoothing result from different ...
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Is citation required when googling a short answer?

I was writing a research paper that required me to use quotes and cite the websites/databases those quotes came from. Later, I needed some quick stats, so I googled them. I only used the numbers and ...
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Is it possible to pursue a research assistant job, after completion of postgraduation?

I was just wondering if it's possible to be hired as an RA after graduating. I just want more insight before I can decide and pursue a PhD position. I would like to work for a Canadian University. I ...
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Research with intuition's with proof's or without proof's

I am currently a PhD student (after mid stage) working in computational mathematics. I am currently writing and solving a couple of research problems. I feel very excited whenever I get new results, ...
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how to stop working for other people's thesis?

Last semester, I took a course with my supervisor and he assigned me a project. This project is part of one of his student's theses. I did the project and passed the course. Later, I was asked to ...
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I haven't received the support promised in my funding letter. What should I do?

It has been 4 months that I have started my master's degree in North America. I got my funding letter from my supervisor when I was in my home country, in my letter it was written that I will be a ...
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How do you measure success to remain motivated in academia?

I am currently pursuing a physics major in college. My question mostly applies to those working in STEM, but I am definitely open to hearing answers from others. Right now, in college, most of the ...
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Is applying existing methods to known problems a novel contribution? [closed]

I am a new PhD student. If I use existing methods to solve existing problems, but no one has applied these methods to solve these problems, is such a procedure a sufficiently new contribution for a ...
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What is considered credible evidence in computer science? [closed]

Is it books or lab reports or technical reviews or something completely different?
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Free/affordable bibliographic research

I have some medical device ideas and I want some basic bibliographic research to assess feasibility and novelty. Is there a free or affordable service that can do this?
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Is it typical for STEM students to be responsible for coming up with their own thesis projects?

I'm a first year recent science/STEM international PhD student. My advisor has mentioned to me that it is my responsibility to come up with a project all on my own. I believe the understanding is ...
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Is there any ways to document Google search results in a research paper? [closed]

I'm about to write a paper that includes extensive searches on google with different queries. Is there any ways for me to show in my paper that this search provided these results at the time being?
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Where do PhD scholars get data to test their thesis on? [closed]

For example PhD scholars working on ML/AI algorithms need a lot of data to train and test their research. Research on distributed systems might require terabytes of data to test. Where do these ...
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Experience needed to transition from undergrad to graduate school of two completely different majors

I just graduated in May 2018 with an undergraduate bachelor degree in Computer Science from a pretty good university. During my time at the university, I always had aspirations of attending graduate ...
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How to efficiently organize my PhD data, papers and notes? [closed]

I will start soon my PhD in natural sciences, and I would like to get some advice regarding project organization in general. I wouldn’t say I am particularly disorganized, but I could certainly make ...
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Including false attempts in resarch statement

I am Masters student in Mathematics.Currently I am studying modular forms.I am interested in integer partitions, Modular forms. I am working and thinking about problems which are arising during my ...
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How to Deny A Project?

I had a colleague who inquired if I would be willing to do some data analysis on a project of his. I thought, sure, why not and had the disclaimer that if the project is viable I'm on.   He's ...
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Email Professor asking if I can talk about the research we conduct

I attended a networking event and met a distinguished professor at another major university. I am studying to attend graduate school for one of the Ph.D's that the university actually offers, and the ...
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How can a demoralized research student restore the passion for research? [duplicate]

To the point, I do love conducting research, however, I have put myself in a very difficult point of research that made me switch to another Ph.D. program for the sake of more technical support. ...
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Anxiety and depression about the future of my PhD study

I did my master in one lab and am continuing my PhD here. My advisor asked me to do some research that he doesn't know, and is also beyond the domain of my current major. I have no other choices so I ...
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Why do top Indian Math grad school students leave for the US/UK?

I am currently a senior year student at Hansraj College, University of Delhi. I have completed my 2-month summer internship at IISc Bangalore recently. During my stay, I got to interact with a lot of ...
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Can Research Hypotheses be Contratictory Among Them?

I want to know how to proceed in an experimental research, where there is a conflict between different theories with different predictions. I.e. the theory A predicts X > Y, while the theory B ...
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Should undergraduate researchers expect payment?

I'm about a junior-senior in college and got the chance for an interesting lab that's conducting research information theory, where the role would be to help write ML model code. This is an area of ...
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Is it reasonable for a new PhD student to take a week to read two papers? [closed]

I have just started my PhD (first semester) in electrical engineering and my adviser is concerned with my progress. My supervisor requires me to present at least one paper every three days. How do I ...
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Avoiding Working with a Potentially Arrogant Researcher

I am working on a hot topic of research in a subfield, and I am possibly going to cooperate with a senior research scientist who is interested in this topic specifically. However, during our ...
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Difference between a research gap and a challenge

While reading about an article on computer science field I stumbled upon a question regarding the difference between a research gap and a challenge. To my current knowledge, research gap is an ...
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Choosing research topic/area [closed]

Observation. After reading bios of many successful scholars I have come to the conclusion that bs/ms/phd students, who eventually succeed in their research, work on the same problems as their ...
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Lack of congruence in mathematical abilities versus writing abilities in faculty [closed]

Because of my background in mathematics and statistics, I have been called upon by my department (the Math/Stat Department) to assist faculty members from the humanities and linguistics departments in ...
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Does completing research ethics / compliance training courses reduce the incidence of ethics or compliance breaches?

Prior to initiating some research projects, researchers may be asked (e.g., by an Institutional Review Board) to complete research ethics / compliance training courses, such as CITI Program's Research ...
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Research activity conflicts with advisor

I've been in distress for the last several months because of this. My PhD advisor somehow decided to start her own field research in the same region where I have been working on for a few years now. ...
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How can I finish my algorithms research project in 3 weeks? [closed]

So I'm doing a research project on a problem in graph theory and my conference deadline is just 3 weeks away. I need to develop a novel approximation algorithm for this problem and test it on ...
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Asking direct question about attitude in online survey [closed]

I want to ask my participants directly about their attitude. What is the best way to do it? Is it enough if I only ask: I have a positive attitude (rating with 5-point Likert scale from totally agree ...
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Research plan for a first-time faculty application

I'm in my 3rd year of postdocs and started to apply for Lecturer positions in Computer Science the UK (the entry level permanent faculty positions). As part of my interview process, I am required to ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...