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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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Choosing Between Monetary Compensation or Last Authorship in a Research Project Outside My Field [closed]

I have recently been presented with an opportunity to contribute to a research project by creating a dataset, a task that would take approximately 100 hours of work. The project is not directly ...
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Virtual Special Issues in Elsevier good or not? [closed]

From the information available online, I understand that Virtual Special Issues (VSIs) can be either curated (comprising previously published articles) or dedicated to new work. As a PhD student, I ...
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Is Utilizing AI Tools for Conducting Literature Reviews in Academic Research Advisable?

Recently, I've come across various AI tools that claim to assist in conducting literature reviews by quickly summarizing research papers, identifying key themes, and even suggesting relevant ...
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Differences in Contributions Between Case Study Papers and Full Papers in Human-computer Interaction

I am currently trying to understand the nuances of different types of publications within the Human-computer Interaction (HCI) field. Specifically, I am interested in the differences between case ...
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Advice with finding and contacting participants for studying crime (interview-based research with ex-offenders) [closed]

I'd like to conduct a study on street gangs in the 1960s-1980s as part of my PG dissertation. Ideally, I'd like to conduct this as an interview-based study (like an oral history/criminology project) ...
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I want to do mathematics similar to style of Grothendieck. How is that possible? [closed]

I admire Grothendieck's style of mathemtatics and want to do mathematics like his style. For example, Generalization of things by discarding unnecessary hypotheses which leads to simplification. ...
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Professor gets funding and does not give to student [closed]

I am a recent university graduate with a master's degree, and I secured a position in a sizable company. Interestingly, my master's supervisor is also supervising my sibling's Ph.D. In a few meetings, ...
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Seeking Additional Funding During PhD: Feasibility and Variations Across Universities and Countries

In the midst of PhD journey, can someone contemplate the feasibility and norms around seeking additional funding in the second or third year? This could be for various reasons such as increased ...
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Strategies for Connecting with Security and Privacy Researchers in Less Studied Regions, Especially the Middle East

I understand that establishing connections in various parts of the world, especially those based in less studied or underrepresented regions, such as the Middle East, might present unique challenges ...
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Supervisor pressures me to co-author his paper

The title says it all: my supervisor pressures me to co-author one of his papers. The paper is based on a study which was performed by a student in our department. In the very first weeks of the ...
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What is the Standard Duration of Collaboration with a Professor for a First Research Paper? [closed]

What is the standard or typical length of time students work with a professor while both are at the same university, specifically for the purpose of writing their first paper together? I understand ...
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Understanding the value of short-term undergraduate internships for host universities and professors

I am currently exploring the possibility of participating in a summer internship. While researching, I've noticed that many internships offered by universities last for approximately two months. This ...
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How to Find a Professor for a Summer Internship in My Field?

I'm an undergraduate student looking to gain practical experience in my field of study through a summer internship. I understand that working under the guidance of a professor can be incredibly ...
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The reviewer does not reply (unresponsive) on a major revision

I received a major revision from a high-impact factor journal. I implemented all the suggestions by the 2 reviewers, but one of them is unresponsive. The second one is responsive and will submit their ...
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What Types of Publications Are Common in Student Research Competitions at Academic Conferences?

I am interested in understanding the specific types of publications that are typical for student research competitions at academic conferences. What are the common formats (like extended abstracts, ...
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Seeking Collaborators for Unpaid AI-HCI Field Research: Strategies and Platforms

Is there a practical approach or platform to find unpaid undergraduate or graduate students interested in collaborating on AI-HCI field research studies? I'm looking for enthusiastic individuals who ...
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Job applications and explaining the reasons for low research output in my application. Looking for feedback and if it could be seen as an excuse? [closed]

I'm back again with what should be my final post as I truly figure out the damage caused by my horrendous Ph.D experience (the D in my Ph.D could stand for diminishing returns at this point). It is ...
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Challenges and Considerations in Unfunded Remote Research for Researchers from Restricted Countries [closed]

I am interested in understanding the nuances and core objectives of pursuing remote research studies, particularly in scenarios where funding is not available and the researcher's nationality (e.g., ...
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Handling Research Data from Iran: Ethical Considerations in the Absence of an IRB

Ethical oversight is crucial in academic research, especially when dealing with human subjects. In many countries, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) provide this oversight. However, in some regions ...
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Is it possible to publish an applied paper using a new method followed by a methodology paper explaining it?

I am presently working on some applied research as part of a research practicum and have come up with with some new (potentially) publication-worthy methods. Is it possible to publish the results ...
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Regaining trust in the graduate school system? R2 Ph.D student with a history of getting burned by my Master's and PhD programs [closed]

I know I've posted a fair amount on this site but to briefly introduce myself, I'm a 4th year doctoral candidate in Experimental Psychology with an accepted Master's from a regional college in ...
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CV concerns about misleading admissions committees on accident. Are concerns like this warranted at all?

Back again with a bit of a follow up to this post, albeit I'm not concerned about degree revocation this time: May have embellished my CV and resume by mistake after I was admitted to MA and Ph.D ...
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Can preprint withdrawals lead to retraction of articles prior to the preprint?

I was a participant in research/“quality improvement” without informed consent that was life threatening. There has been an IRB investigation going on since June. And an investigation by a publisher ...
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Are PhDs always obligated to stay involved in research, even after graduation?

I have the impression that PhDs are expected to always be involved in research and have (or eventually get) some sort of peer reviewed publication, even after graduation. I'm gravely concerned now ...
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How to request author's name correction in a published paper? [duplicate]

I published in the journal "The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2019) 105:2857–2867," as "Amir Hussain". However, my name should be corrected to "...
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How to find research internships in Europe?

I am a mathematics graduate student, and I am searching for a (preferably paid) research internship that could last to 6 months in the field of probability theory. I have searched for opportunities in ...
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How do professors and teachers develop critical thinking? [closed]

I'm in medical school and I am always puzzled by professors and teachers, specifically Sal from Khan Academy, due to how they can deeply understand the subjects and can understand anything. It's like ...
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Do you think that it is polite to ask some potential research directions?

I'm a young researcher in the field of optimal control on Partial Differential Equations. Recently, I reached out to some well-established researchers in my field to inquire about potential ...
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How do I bring my work in a new field to the attention of experts?

I am an expert in mathematics in field A. In recent years I got also interested in another field B, being initially motivated by my field A. I have some ideas in field B and I published 3 papers. The ...
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Seeking Guidance on Comparing Algorithm Performance Metrics in Research Compilation

I am currently working on a research problem where the existing literature proposes an algorithm that is tested on data generating 100,000 integer values within the range of 0 to 20. The common ...
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