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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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How should I tell my PhD advisor that I want join a PhD program at a different university abroad?

I began my PhD in October 2016 following my master's degree. I have been progressing quite well in terms of the work but I want to address and take up some other (but related) problems for my PhD. ...
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How should i present a theory for a contradiction arise from current result?

Currently i have almost finished my research in medical physics( Ms.c). We investigate a postulate and came with a contradiction. I have include all my result in the result and discussion section. ...
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Can I continue my previously developed idea in my new work place?

I had developed a research idea with my colleagues in my previous work place. However, recently I have left the job and joined in a new work place. I also know that none of the colleagues in my ...
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Is it possible to switch from condensed matter theory PhD to high energy theory in postdoc work?

Suppose that my PhD work is on CMT, very field theoretic in techniques. Then, is it possible to work on hep-ph and hep-th areas in postdoc? Is it a lot harder than the opposite way or other people who ...
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Pros and cons of doing PhD research in an applied math topic at a non-math dept,

What are the pros and cons of doing a PhD in an applied math topic from a non-math dept? Let's say I found PhD programs in a research area that are in aerospace / mechanical engineering departments ...
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Academic year awards - best thesis, most promising student, significant contributions to the field, etc

What are some typical ways that a department determines these awards? Do thesis committees meet to discuss the year's thesis submissions and use some sort of voting system? What about awards such as ...
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How to write a letter to work at an university?

I'm writing a speculative letter to work at university in Siberia. My real motivation is that I'm slowly changing my mind. After graduation I immediately started working as engineer because I thought ...
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Proposing a sub project within a main project (tone)

I am writing a project proposal aiming to fit it in main project that is been developed in the faculty I am applying for a postdoc position. Guidance suggests that I need to propose something that ...
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A Statement in a Thesis Proposal

In a paper an author developed a weight function. I am doing M.S Thesis and trying to incorporate the weight function in another function. In my thesis proposal if I mention We will incorporate ...
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Writing a paper about the algorithm of a patented feature

We've seen lots of questions like "how to patent an idea from a paper", but let's do this the other way 'round. Let's say there is a commercial software product that has a nice feature: a user can ...
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To what depth can a new algorithm be presented while applying for PhD?

I am applying for PhD to German and Finnish universities. I do not have any publication date. Hence there is no direct proof that I can do the research. However I am working on an algorithm. The ...
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Get notification from the papers in the conference and the calendar

I work in the computer science field, and I would like to get notified when papers from conferences are available so that I don't have to be always looking to the conferences' webpage to see if they ...
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Possibility of doing mathematical/theoretical research with software-development principles

I come from a mathematical physics background, so I have very little experience with other areas of Math, so what I say may not apply to mathematics research in general obviously (and probably much ...
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What is the difference between Design Research and Design Science methods?

In Bruce Archer's words, "Design research is systematic inquiry whose goal is knowledge of, or in, the embodiment of configuration, composition, structure, purpose, value, and meaning in man-made ...
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How would you email Professors for research as a masters student

Fairly recently I was accepted to a MSCS position in a US Midwest university, where I was offered the ability to choose between doing a thesis or not (and I want to do a thesis). However, doing a ...
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How do I systematically identify and select literature?

I want to do a content analysis on particular content published in current textbooks in my discipline specific to my country. For example, Canadian political science textbooks. I’m not sure how to ...
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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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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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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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Is this citation for reference correct? (APA 7th edition)

Is the citation in APA 7th edition format correct for this technical report? Citation: Servan-Schreiber, D., Cleeremans, A., & McClelland, J. L. (1988). Encoding sequential structure in simple ...
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How to find the work/application related to a paper?

I am doing my PhD research on AI. One paper I read was very interesting for my research, and I feel I should compare my result with theirs. Datasets we use are different for testing and the only way ...
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Phd in Computer Science Enrollment after M.tech in Electronics and Communications

I'm looking for some experience who completed or pursuing PhD Computer Science Enrollment and experience after M.tech in Electronics and Communications. Myself: I completed M.Tech in ECE (digital ...
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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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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 is the right approach to publish papers in top conferences?

I am a PhD student works in Algorithms. I am thinking about the research styles of different people. There are are two set of researchers which I have seen One who solves the problems in cases they ...
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The expenses of a postdoctoral fellow

I am a postdoctoral fellow on applied mathematics and I am applying for a scholarship, they asked to estimate the expenses of the scholarship. My laboratory pay for me the conferences, so do you have ...
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Finding and connecting with academic headhunters

As a senior in my field, but very unhappy in my current institution, I am eager to move. My high REF score/productivity and ongoing Impact mean, even before grants, I cost less to employ on a ...
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Finding a research internship with little prior experience

I am a second year physics major student and I know for sure that I want to stay in academia and become a scientist, so I have started to search for research internships(abroad) and do research with ...
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How can I best make an impression to a professor advertising for a research role in his lab

While my job hunt which started a couple of weeks ago has been positive, there are nothing intimately related to my background in mathematics and physics. While my grades aren't stellar (2.8/4.0), I'...
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Ideality of collaborating with professor against backdrop of commitments

Soon, I'll be meeting a professor_A base at a University in my home country to discuss about my plans and projects that may be of interest to me(us) during my time back home. Ideally, I am looking to ...
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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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Are there a specific form when a co-author withdraws from a study?

There are 3 authors in a research paper. One of the co-authors wishes to withdraw from the study. Are there any forms that need to filled up? A form stating that the co-author has no say or hold or ...
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