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Work with structure and clearly defined performance outcomes after my Ph.D?

I'm a fourth year Ph.D candidate in Experimental Psychology who earned an MA also in Experimental Psychology as I matriculated into my Ph.D program. I am posting here because I've come to the hard ...
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Changing my lastname to A [duplicate]

It is well-studied that a last-name starting with $a$ has a positive impact on research career: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2803164#:~:text=It%20has%20been%20argued%20that,...
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ethics form withdrawn during the international research funding process

I am working at a teaching-focused university. Recently I secured some research grants from my native country. This small private research group supports early-career researchers and just sent the ...
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Can I decline a professor's request for video conferencing?

I am a Phd student who has recently tried to initiate a collaboration on a paper with a professor to a university unrelated to mine. I have already collaborated successfully with this professor a few ...
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Forgot to debrief participants on an old qualifier project. Can this error cause my qualifier project and poster I did on it to be revoked at all?

I realized I did not do a proper debriefing on my qualifier project for doctoral candidacy in Experimental Psychology from a little over a year ago. I only say "proper debriefing" because my ...
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Is 18 references in a 18 page article too little?

I'm about to submit my paper which is about predicting the apparent geothermal gradient in a country using a machine learning algorythm, the main motivation is the fact that the country only has heat ...
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In group meeting, one colleague presents my ideas as if they are his original ideas

This is a follow-up of Someone claim to "indepdently discovery the same thing (two years after me)" Long story short, I'm now working with Jason, in a large team. I chat with Jason once a ...
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Is it common for community colleges in the US to have IRBs?

I'm coming to the end of my PhD in a social science field, and given the unlikelihood of landing a research-oriented position at really any university, I'm finding myself in the position of having to ...
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More than two years in a journal

My paper is undergoing its third revision in a journal, primarily focusing on applied mathematics. There are some technical parts in it, but nothing really out of reach. The time line is something ...
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Should I switch labs to work on a topic that interests me more or stay with great current PI?

I am doing research now as a sophomore majoring in molecular biology and biochem. I am in a lab and my current PI is awesome and she is so supportive. However, I do not like the science practiced in ...
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Can IRB approval be reversed?

If you get the written IRB approval of the school/site for research and you conduct the research with all participants' written agreement, can the school revoke agreement to research after you are ...
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Can a modification of an existing method be still named original resarch

I have found a method in Computer Sciences that I have modified to solve some subject related problems. Are those tweaks of existing methods still be considered as original research? Or is it just ...
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Can an author change the title of a paper to be published again in a special edition of a journal?

I've been involved in a paper that got accepted in a journal and has been published. Apparently, the paper has been selected to be part of a 'special edition of the journal'. The first author took the ...
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Would applying for a tenure track position while I am a visiting instructor look bad to the institution and my colleagues if I am not selected?

I am a fourth year doctoral candidate in an Experimental Psychology program at an R2 and am completing a visiting instructor appointment at a small liberal arts college (SLAC) right now. I had seen ...
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Advice for PhD: Number of Applications (Humanities)

I am currently a postgraduate whose degree is near completion, and I would like to apply for a PhD in the United Kingdom. I am a first generation student which means that I have limited awareness of ...
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How to deal with collaborators prone to publish in MDPI? [closed]

I am the only person in academia doing a certain research, so several colleagues ask me to collaborate. Of course, I am more than happy to take part in multidisciplinary work, as it tends to be more ...
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Forgot to give a copy of consent form to participants throughout qualifier project and dissertation data collection. What are my next steps?

I'm a 4th year doctoral candidate who recently finished data collection for my dissertation. However, I have some bad news that wasn't pointed out to me until I trained a prospective research ...
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Extending the PhD Project into Post-Doc

I am an early career researcher about to finish my PhD in six months or so. My area ispolitical science, and I study a very interesting conjunction of a few research areas. I found a good post-doc ...
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research internship visa in france for PhD student with no master's degree?

I am a PhD student in Chile, now in my 3rd/4 years. I have been awarded an international internship funding by my scholarship agreement (provided by the chilean government). I have an invitation of a ...
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What are some methods to find a research gap?

I have read over 50 articles on a topic I am writing about but do not see any research gaps. I have spent a lot of time reading the introductions of papers, since it is there that I found the most ...
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Is what I did common? Could it cause possible issues? Retook my Ph.D program's equivalent of some Master's courses I took and they count as electives

I'm a fourth year Ph.D candidate in the US studying Experimental Psychology at a regional college. I also got my Master's in Experimental Psychology back in December 2020. My Ph.D program accepted my ...
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Changing Subfields after PhD in psychology

I am trying to understand the degree of difficulty that a psychologist might experience changing subdisciplines (excluding clinical/school/industrial-organizational). For example, could someone who is ...
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How do I get published as a student in Biblical Studies?

I am a newcomer in research studies within Bible and Theology fields. I want to publish my own articles but do not know where to begin. How can I get my papers published formally? I am only a MA ...
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Can i define a new problem other than existing problems in a field and propose a novel method to solve it?

I am putting my effort into proposing a novel method to solve a set of new problems in my field which have never been defined and solved before. These problems are almost similar to existing problems ...
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What are some of the research styles and research routines of successful researchers?

I am Phd student in CS with less than 15 published papers from which none is at a top journal or conference. My typical research routine comprises of reading papers with potentially improvable results ...
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On abandoning a nearly completed research project

A few years ago, I spent some time working on a research project with a professor in a field (Statistics) that is completely unrelated to my current research (CS Theory). Ultimately, we were ...
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What to do when professor doesn't want to work with you anymore, but you want to submit past work done with him?

During the penultimate semester of my undergrad studies, I had approached a professor with a research idea, which he approved and both of us started working on it. We made substantial progress, but ...
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Tenure Track at a Small Liberal Arts College, but bad at research, how do I improve?

A lot of posts like this are from graduate students or undergraduates. I'm tenure track at a Small Liberal Arts College (SLAC) and been through a couple of postdocs, so I know what Math research is. I ...
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Should I go to an average university for summer research

I am an U.S. undergraduate in math and computer science at a university that is very good (top 5 in some rankings) in electrical engineering and computer science. I am planning to apply for PhD at ...
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Can I go for PhD ( in person ) and master's (online) simultaneously in different subjects?

I have just started my PhD program in Nanoscience in the United States as an International Student. I have a master's degree in Physics and have decent skills in Python too. I have practiced several ...
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Do you any have access to Computer Science Review Elsevier Journal MS word Template?

I'm in the process of submitting a paper to the Computer Science Review Elsevier Journal. I've gone through their "Guide for Authors," but I'm finding it a bit challenging to discern the ...
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What if I have no students when I do a research? [closed]

Now I am a Ph.D student in China. I will get my degree at 2023.12 (if fortunately). But I only have three papers. I wish a school with a good platform. Now I find a school with title "211", ...
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Feeling stressed and incapable at the beginning of my MSc, how can I handle that?

I just admitted and enrolled in a thesis-based master of applied science program in electrical engineering a month ago. My supervisor sends me different papers sometime to read and I also schedule ...
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What could happen if my university loses its R2 status?

This post is a bit of a follow up to my prior post on the Clinical Psychology Ph.D program losing funding and (eventually) getting cut sometime in the future. From what I'm reading about public or ...
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How to come up with ideas that will actually be worthy of a paper?

I'm a researcher (completed PhD) in CS. I have a very clear pattern: I can certainly come up with "punchy" sounding ideas, but they are suitable to write up a small workshop paper about but ...
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Applied Mathematics to Neuroscience Transition?

I am currently studying Applied Mathematics in a university in Bangladesh. I have always been deeply interested in psychology and neuroscience. I want to complete my degree in Applied Mathematics and ...
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Can my former RA use my idea to publish a paper?

I partnered with my former professor to establish a social research-based organization. We had a plan to pursue a federal grant. In pursuit of the grant, we brought some volunteer RAs on board to help ...
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What to share in a research grant/fellowship application

My question - Is it safe to add the phd dissertations topic including problem statement and objectives in research proposal in a research grant .Or do we need to add only a portion of it.
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Do most conference papers get written last minute?

When I began my PhD (in a STEM field; somewhat relevant), I had heard from a few people that most papers in my field get written at the last minute. I kind of took that as a personal quirk that those ...
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When do I start looking for post Ph.D jobs?

I know I made a decent number of posts, but this particular will actually be the last one I'm going to make for a while. For those who didn't see, I'm a fourth year Ph.D student in an Experimental ...
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How do I know which research directions are the most "fundable"?

I am interested in doing math research that will be fundable. I don't work on anything fancy or prestigious like the p-adic Langlands correspondence though. Should I try to move in a direction where ...
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Ethically correct way to involve student in research and publication

My collaborator has a PhD student (just starting their 2nd year) who as part of their project runs computer simulations, as directed by their supervisor. These brought up a result that is (1) ...
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Accepted research paper but not online

Some of my research paper accepted in maths journals and it will take almost one year to be appear online in journal site. I want to use these paper for academic purposes like interview. How to use ...
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Why is 90% of medical research useless? [closed]

After many years of doing medical research it is very clear to me that the vast, vast majority of what we create in terms of research is utter garbage, and it is so a priori, i.e. we know it before we ...
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Assessing bias in experiments on immortalized cell lines? [closed]

I'm writing a systematic review on endothelial cell cultures undergoing a certain treatment. In all studies included, the cultures come from an immortalized cell line. I'm assessing bias in the ...
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Do people use the number 42 in research? [closed]

I have to choose a certain number of data points. The exact number has little effect on my outcome -- it could be as little as 10 or as high as 100. There is no good way to choose this number, and no ...
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If I find an error in my archived doctoral thesis, should I immediately tell my advisor or wait to see if it will be published before doing so?

I recently found a mistake in my thesis while submitting a postdoc application. I realized that I messed up my reaction rate quantification of one protein where I assigned too large of an intensity ...
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Ghosted by research colleague. How to proceed?

I am finding myself in a difficult situation with a research colleague. We worked on two projects - one currently with the journal and the other I am working on. She has gone completely silent despite ...
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Etiquette concerning Lab Findings / Results

I'm an undergraduate and was fortunate to be selected for a 12 week summer placement in a professors lab at my university. I worked way over and above the funded hours and made some very interesting ...
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How to discuss lack of effort from collaborators with PI/advisor

I have been working on a research project with my advisor and a few other graduate students for a little over a year. After a lot of dead-ends and lackluster results, we eventually managed to salvage ...
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