Questions tagged [research-process]

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Systematic Literature Search Based on Abstract, Title and Keyword

As part of some work my professor is asking for a systematic literature search method. I wish to search for the terms "related variety", "unrelated variety", and "relatedness&...
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FOMO in PhD specialization

I recently graduated from my Master's program in theoretical physics. Throughout the program I did most of my coursework in high energy physics and did my thesis in the same. However, I also did ...
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How do I find the classification/taxonomy of Bioinformatics? [closed]

I am writing an introduction paragraph in my MA thesis and introducing Bioinformatics as a subfield of Data/Information Engineering. I checked the wiki article, and it proves to be fitting. ...
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How to name introductory statement for a research paper?

I have written a research paper and was told that I should include a preamble at the start explaining who had the idea for the project, who my supervisor was and the name of the company. My question ...
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Discussing the technical errors with referencing to unofficial experience

I would like to present and discuss the technical issues of used software, which crippled/damaged some of my final data during the data processing (Still I have a sufficient amount of data for the ...
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What should I do when a professor changes the interview time and doesn't write me back?

I am applying to US universities for Ph.D. so I wrote to some professors from X university. Actually, I wrote them at the beginning of this year but I was late for admission so I did not get any ...
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Is it OK to have side projects during grad school and how can I get on?

I think the title is pretty self-explanatory. I am very happy with my current research topic but I would like to have some side research. Is it OK? And in case it is, how do people get those projects?
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I need to write papers and publish but my supervisor wants me to do lab duties

I am doing my PhD since 2019 in the subject of molecular biology. I am at the end stage of my PhD. Despite the harsh beginning, I put really a lot of effort to become very good in laboratory work and ...
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Is it ethical to start PhD research in one group knowing I am very likely to want to switch to a different group next semester?

I am a PhD student in physics at a US institution. I've worked with a very good and supportive professor last summer in some area of research. The goal was to try a particular research group and see ...
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How often does an advisor suggest a research problem to his PhD student?

I started my second year as PhD student this Fall and I was wondering how often do PhD supervisor suggests research problem to their PhD student? Does it happen only during the initial years of PhD? ...
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Is it necessary to have all skills asked in advertisement to get a post doc?

Is it necessary to have all skills asked in advertisement to get a post doc.? I have very ordinary PhD and due to COVID I spent very little time in lab , although I leant some techniques bit I can’t ...
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How useful is taking courses for your research progress? [closed]

As a grad student (Computer Science), I always feel like I lack the tools needed to make progress with my research. One solution I thought might be helpful would be to take more courses, especially ...
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How to become a researcher?

I would like to follow a line of investigation but I have some doubts. I'm mathematician and currently finishing my master's degree in Latin America. I know that I have a lot to learn to make impact ...
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One page PhD research proposal in marine biology - Denmark

I am applying for a marine biology orientated PhD in Denmark and they ask for the following: A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references) ...
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Survive the postdoc stage having ADHD

I made it to a rather high level in Academia (I'm a senior postdoc at the moment) but now I am stuck at this level (doing my 6th postdoc). I was performing quite well when I had more or less clear ...
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Who will be more suitable as recommender?

I want to apply for Ph.D. positions next year. I have research experience of more than five years, so I am considering applying for research-based universities mostly. Now I am confused about who I ...
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What is the best way to find research groups in my field?

I seek to find research groups in my field, start a dialogue with potential supervisors, and apply for available positions. In other words, I want to check research groups' web pages mainly, not just ...
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How can a professor avoid becoming a manager?

My former postdoc has a new position at an R1 as an Assistant Professor. He is horrified at something I myself once struggled with: he is discovering that his job is a form of management. The ...
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No publication after doing a postdoc

I am currently a postdoc at one of Europe's universities. I have a grant that covers my postdoc position (1.5 years) and it's coming to an end soon. I have been working with one member of the research ...
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What are the rules regarding obtaining consent from subjects when publishing results related to drug testing?

I am wondering what the rules relative to consent of subjects are for publishing results related to drug testing. This recent publication by private lab researchers reports the result of drug testing ...
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Re-citing a math theorem with errors

A follow-up question to this: Citing a math theorem with errors Let's say a paper A has some error in a proof of a theorem and then I publish a paper B citing the theorem and its proof and also ...
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A collaborator has not contacted me besides our initial conversation, is it alright to find another?

I am a non-thesis graduate student working on an independent research project. I contacted a professor at another university for help with using COMSOL, a modeling software. He asked if I was ...
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If the editor-in-chief does not consider plagiarism, is there any possibility of resorting to a new assessment in the scientific community?

The question is a complement for other post not completely answered yet (Plagiarism, intimidation and misuse of doctoral theses results in Brazil): If the editor-in-chief does not consider plagiarism, ...
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References from econometrics and marketing journals in computer science proposals

I am researching machine learning models for predictability, and I am doing a literature survey/review right now. Can I use research papers from non computer-science journals in my proposals? For ...
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Extreme pressure due to constant demands for results is causing health problems

I am facing extreme anxiety and not enough sleep. My group always wants results. Every two weeks, you must have new results. Being sick is not accepted. I feel so drained and tired. There are constant ...
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Balance between spending time on research and preparing for presentations

Recently I noticed that whenever I have presentations to give, I end up spending quite a lot of time preparing for them. I imagine perfecting presentations takes time for everybody. But probably I ...
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Awaiting AE recommendation before "acceptance or rejection"

Is it ok to ask the journal about the status of my manuscript or it will affect their decision about it?
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The status "pending editor assignment" after "undergoing initial checking" [duplicate]

I submitted an article to one of Wiley's journals. One week later, the status was changed from "undergoing initial checking", to "pending editor assignment". For the first status ...
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How to reduce workload and recover while dealing with aftereffects of a serious concussion?

Around one year ago, I had a ski accident and suffered from concussion. I was on sabbatical at that time ⛷️. At first, I didn't notice full-on effect. Now I am back to full academic life of teaching, ...
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In PhD programs, what type of work are PhD students doing after the coursework?

Suppose some has done coursework in Algebra and Analysis. After that they want to pursue a PhD in commutative algebra or in Ring theory or any pure mathematics topics. My question : In PhD programs, ...
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Surviving the contribution requirements

How can one write a thesis in Computer Science, without actually providing the solution, but researching it and explaining how it's being solved right now but not for the specific problem (research ...
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How to encourage active collaboration in particle physics research?

I am looking for ways to improve collaboration between a theory and an experimental group at the same University. A grant has been awarded to a collaboration lead by two seniors from either of the ...
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what does consecutive patients in retrospective cohort study where medical charts are reviewed actually means? [closed]

I am a PhD student working on a retrospective cohort project I was just wondering as described in different articles that consecutive adult patients admitted for XYZ condition were included. By this, ...
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Earth science major with math minor scope [closed]

I am enrolled in a undergrad program of natural sciences. Basically I can major in Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology, Earth Science, Materials. I was very interested in mathematics before I joined the ...
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How to publish for top journals? [closed]

I am a Software Engineer and I have finished BSc in Computer Science and Engineering, currently I am working as well as doing some researches related to Computer Science in my spare time. I am curious ...
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How to move from a physics background to a career in biology research

I have a bachelor's degree in physics and I am finishing my master's degree in applied physics, in the field of biophysics. So, in particular, I study methods typical of physics to investigate ...
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How to spot accidental/deliberate plagiarism and how to prove it?

This new question is related to this What to do when a section of a published paper has a section which contains similar results as mine?. In my previous question(linked above), I had asked that ...
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What to do when a section of a published paper has a section which contains similar results as mine?

I had a research article posted in arXiv on November 2020 and it is currently in review by a leading journal, I call it J1. Today when I was browsing research papers, I found that a research paper has ...
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How often are research domains "competitive"? In terms of results etc [closed]

How often are research domains "competitive"? That is, is there often a competition within the field for the "most content" or "highest quality results"? Is it always the ...
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How can I find articles in my university library via exaly?

exaly.com allows searching in 63 million articles linked to university libraries. The official instruction says If you want to redirect the articles found to your institutions library instead of the ...
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Hitting a plateau in my PhD research: what to do?

3rd year in my PhD (AI in Healthcare field) , i read a lot and experienced different methods to come up with some novality or improve any older method results, with no luck. not sure what to do now. i ...
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Related to current status and status date

I had submitted a paper to Elsevier journal on 2/8/2021. While I am continuously following the paper, it has come to my notice that the status Date is 8/8/2021 and current status is required reviews ...
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Can I validate the results of my package with that of any tutorial or workshop? [closed]

I have developed a software package for the analysis of genomic data, in which, I have implemented a variety of functions like normalization, clustering etc (from already available tools i.e., clubbed ...
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Will publishing papers on multiple subjects produce a negative impression on the board members of an interview?

Suppose a researcher holds PhD and is an aspiring lecturer in a particular subject but he has sound knowledge in other areas of studies. Should he try publish research papers on the unrelated areas? ...
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Are you allowed to do scientific research on a mental disorder, if you have said mental disorder, and it is not registered in the DSM-5?

I have symptoms of a mental health disorder not registered in the DSM-5 called 'maladaptive daydreaming disorder'. In order for this to be able to get into the DSM-5, more research needs to be done on ...
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How can I contact a professor after few months?

I have written Professor X (Australia) for a Ph.D. position with my CV (in June) and he asked for 3 reference names in return. I sent it. As I did not write him seeing any advertisement so I waited. ...
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Any suggestions how to deal with stress if stuck while working on master's thesis? [closed]

I am doing my master's thesis in Physics and I am stuck already for a quite bit. What I mean by "stuck" is that I am trying to implement something completely new to the analysis of my ...
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Frustration with machine learning and deep learning research

I am doing a M.Sc. in artificial intelligence (AI), and I am collaborating with a computer vision company in a deep learning (DL) research project that will eventually become my master thesis. ...
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How to deal with too many interfering unnecessary questions from professors about my career plans?

In my department, there is a professor who is not my advisor who constantly asks me about my career plans and how is it going with my research, how far I went in my research, and what did I do in that ...
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Is a case study a type of research paper?

I can’t find an answer that explicitly says that a case study is a type of research (e.g. analytical research paper, persuasive research paper, definition research paper, etc.). There’s this site that ...

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