Questions tagged [research-process]

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What are the effective working routines for taking breaks while working?

I want to know the details regarding taking (short) breaks in the context of studying or research. So, I read an article titled The Science of Taking a Break. This question is focused on the aspect of ...
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The status of Revised manuscript is with editor since one month [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper in one of the top journals in elsevier. After one year I received the major revision with one month deadline. I submitted the revised manuscript and status is showing with ...
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Is it possible to publish a scientific research on a web page and a journal at the same time? [closed]

Can I create a web page and write research on it and then publish in an arxiv site or a magazine? Do the laws of magazines allow this?
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What is the procedure for working together with PhD students of another working group?

I recently started a PhD in Germany. To broaden my knowledge in my field (Computational Sciences), I thought it might be a good idea to visit from time to time the institute from which I received my ...
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When should I cite a paper?

I am a PhD student in Mathematics. I am writing research papers but I am confused with one thing: What papers should I cite? I want to know, in particular, what the criterion is for which a paper ...
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What things are mathematical research grants typically used on?

This post How do mathematicians conduct research? includes some explanation on things mathematicians do. I am now also a little curious about how much money/resources are used in this process. For ...
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Is there a distinction in a thesis between a background section and a literature review? [duplicate]

I wounder to know the difference between the background and literature review chapter in the Master Thesis.
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When submitting a major revision, does it matter whether the revised manuscript or the response to reviewers appears first?

I submitted a major revision for an article to a World Scientific journal today. However I am in a confused state. I had to submit two documents: 1. Revised Manuscript, 2. Response to Reviewers, both ...
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How much research experience do I need for PhD programs in the USA?

I am a rising junior, looking to apply to PhD programs in Statistics in a couple of years. I go to a liberal arts school and there is almost no research going on during the semester. I did research (3 ...
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As a young researcher, what should I follow to keep myself updated in my subject area? [duplicate]

I am a new researcher in immunology and biology. I am unable to keep track of so many papers being published in journals. Do I need to check Conference Proceedings as well? I am not sure what to ...
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Should one sacrifice their core research time for citations?

I focus on a domain X with my prof. My research has been taking a lot of time for certain reasons. While I have some publishable material, it will not gather much citations. There is this other ...
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I need to translate my scientific article. Can I offer co-authorship in exchange for translation services?

I have a scientific manuscript and I do not know how to translate it. Nor do I have the money to have it professionally translated. Can I ask another academic to translate it in exchange for co-...
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Applying for a PhD position(Specific to Theoretical Physics/Physics field)

I am currently at the end of my Master's program in Theoretical Physics. I am now looking for PhD positions. My problem is as follows. I have mostly chosen courses on the high energy physics (...
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How to join a research group when not affiliated to any institution

I have just completed my bachelor, and wish to pursue a masters in the field of robotics. However, during my bachelors, I was not able to build a good research profile and do not have any publications ...
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Why was it mandatory to attend a conference in person while publishing a paper in pre-pandemic times, and how will conferences run post-pandemic?

Conferences are a great platform to exchange ideas and to learn about different research areas. Also, more importantly, conferences expedite the process of publishing as journals may take months/years....
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How to differentiate between exploratory and explanatory research?

The way I gather, a explorative study is merely trying to identify certain concepts, whereas a explanatory study is trying to explain a A causes B relationship. Especially with regard to case study ...
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What would be the best search method to conduct a literature review on anatomical variations? [closed]

I'm currently conducting a literature review into anatomical variations of the portal vein. I'm using OVID and just wanted to check whether this is an efficient search strategy. This is the Search ...
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How does a community or field, generally accept a paper in academia? [closed]

I'll just rephrase what I had said in the comments, as I believe it summaries the question better, and to whoever downvoted ( assuming because of how "complicated" what I said was ) I hope ...
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Why do pure mathematicians tend to start publishing good papers a bit late?

Why is it so common for pure mathematicians to start publishing "good" quality paper a bit late? Maybe towards the end of PhD or start of Post-doc. Whereas in some fields people start ...
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How do I get my committee to agree on a defense date?

I am doing my master's in Canada and my grant has already ended (7 months ago). I am paying my tuition fee and my expenses from my part-time job and my savings. My supervisor agreed that I should have ...
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How do I justify studying an effect found in an underdeveloped country when it has been found and studied in developed countries? [closed]

I am finding it challenging to motivate my chapter, in particular, why I have to study for a behavioral effect that influences prices in a underdeveloped country, when it has been reported in other ...
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Tips for dealing with fickle advisor

Field: Neuroimaging Location: India Current position: post doctoral fellow Background: I am continuing to work in the same group where I did my PhD. My advisor/supervisor/mentor is a nice person who ...
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Can I write my article has been selected for a best research award?

One of my articles has been published today. I have got an email from an international awards team that my article has been provisionally selected for Research Awards and recommended by their ...
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Why aren't more research papers/textbooks written in a "thought process" style?

This may be a weird question, but I often wonder why the default way of writing about a given methodology is describing the method as if it "fell out of the blue". Admittedly, not all ...
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It has been 5 months since my postdoc appointment in a project and I have still not started my work. How can I tell this to my advisor?

I have been working as a postdoc with my PhD advisor since June 202O. Since March 2021, my funding comes from an industrial project X that is very new to me. I never worked with the simulation ...
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Working on external grants during one's PhD

Scenario: Person A is an incoming Phd Student at University X. Person A is then offered an opportunity for a 3 year project part of another research group from University Y which does not mandate him ...
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How is the PhD system in Turkey?

I met someone who graduated from Firat University in Turkey, and claimed to have published 60 journal articles in his 3 years of PhD studies (2015-2018). Although I haven't studied in Turkey or Asia(...
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How to publish papers in Scopus-indexed journals for PhD requirement? [closed]

For my PhD, I have been asked to get three papers published (in mathematics) in journals indexed by Web of Science or Scopus. Is publishing in such indexed journals necessary? Also, how would I ...
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Sharing an article under review within research group

I am conducting research with a Ph.D. scholar under a supervisor, who is, in some sense, heading this group. The Ph.D. scholar and the supervisor have two articles undergoing a second round of review. ...
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Addressing loss of productivity during pandemic [closed]

I haven't had access to physical books since university libraries have been closed. How do I address this in interviews, and will people dismiss my file because of this?
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How do professors perceive breakthroughs from outside academia?

During my childhood, I use to listen the news with the phrases such as: Dr. scientist, professor of physics at university of Stanford invented/discovered the phenomenon.......... The italics used ...
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Is it possible to publish scientific research without deep and scientific terms that are very accurate?

I am a very beginner and I want to publish my first research in theoretical physics. I do not yet have the terminology of experts in this field. Is it possible to accept a research in physics without ...
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Effects of altitude on academic/research performance?

Research suggests that high-altitude training can have a positive impact on athletic (especially aerobic) performance. It is also known that high altitude (beyond a certain threshold value) is ...
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Approaching a teacher outside institution for MS thesis guide

My institution allows me to pursue MS Thesis with a teacher from any other institute, I have interest in a topic and want to do my thesis in that. There are many researchers in different institutes ...
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Is Stealing Ideas Common in Academia? Should I be Worried About Potential Theft? [duplicate]

I am attending my first conference this week, and yesterday I attended a poster session and stopped by one that belonged to a lab manager of a lab quite similar to mine. I am also a lab manager, and ...
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How can a new researcher judge the veracity of a paper's methodology and results?

I've been wanting to do some research on some quite controversial topics for a while now to stay educated on the common talking points of today, but every time I want to look at a research paper, I ...
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How "deep" do I need to go with my citations?

For background, I'm working on my master's dissertation for a data science project regarding COVID and want to reference some background information about health disparities. I've done some academic ...
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What should I do if I have found a major error after a year of postdoc work?

After my PhD, I continued with a postdoc in my PhD lab. The topic and the numerical method was quite different than my PhD and I had to read up quite a bit of literature to start the new work. However,...
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Question about research procedure [closed]

It is a well known fact that to be a good researcher, one needs to read a fair amount of technical papers. I am primarily interested in mathematical sciences. My questions are the following: How do ...
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Role of textbook reading for a PhD student

When I start reading a research paper in my research area, I flooded with a lot of new words, techniques etc.. In the majority of cases, I start reading the relevant textbooks for expertise in order ...
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What are certain work ethics and habits I should start developing right from my undergraduate to be an effective researcher?

I am a physics undergrad in India, about to graduate in a month or two. Now, I love my work and the research method, and love to read about things from many different perspectives to give myself a ...
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How to mentor an REU virtually?

I am a postdoc and I am mentoring a research exchange undergraduate (REU) student from another university virtually and I will say it's a bit strange. The student is not responding well to my emails ...
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How to come to terms with the fact that one cannot learn everything in their field?

While I am carrying out research or learning something in my field, I often find some other resources that are relevant to my domain and could help my understanding. Sometimes, while learning, I find ...
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Is paraphrasing my own texts using online tools is okay?

I am currently writing my master's thesis. I came across paraphrasing tools quite recently too. I saw that sometimes my texts are not very clear and repetitive (although I can explain an idea in an ...
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How can I proceed towards research in Machine Learning while I am working as a software developer?

I currently work as a software developer and I am curious about machine learning research. Does it work if I can spend some extra time to read papers/collaborate towards ML research, or is a Master's ...
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How can I tell that I have done enough literature research? Is there a specific amount of time one should devote to it? [closed]

Finding and gathering references can be a quite time-consuming task as it demands one to get accustomed with the terminology and concepts of the related topic / area. How much time should one devote ...
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Search techniques for finding references at the start of reviewing the literature for your research?

Whenever we start new research, we need to do a literature review first in order to both get acquainted with the context and the concepts related to our research as well as to situate our research ...
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What's the benefit of pursuing PhD research at a foreign university vs staying in the home country?

If I work on a topic and in a field that is also available in my home country, then why stay in a foreign country? For example, I work in computational materials science. Many researchers in my home ...
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Seeking advice about teaching track vs research

I applied to a university that has overall okay world rankings in UK (though I believe it is R2), and seems like a good place to work at as an assistant prof, however it is teaching track. Currently, ...
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Can I upload unpublished research in github?

I am a PhD student working on Catalysis. During this lockdown, I took some data science courses and did my own data science project in form of a meta-analysis from catalysis papers. However, right now ...

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