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Should I warn new/prospective PhD Student that supervisor is terrible?

My supervisor got some funding and is hiring new PhD students. Today one of them came to an interview and we told him about the things that we do. The main problem is that my supervisor is a terrible ...
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2answers
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Taking my research idea outside my paid job

I'm doing a (paid, contractual) remote research internship with a research institute in Germany. My job is to come up with novel ideas, write papers for technical conferences and try to publish them. ...
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Does anybody know why some journals have “Topical Collections”?

What does it mean "Topical collection" within a journal? Are the papers published under "Topical Collections" better promoted?
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Ethics of Using Victim's Name in Research?

What are the ethical considerations of using a victim of a violent crime's name in my research? I understand confidentiality is not an issue as the individual is deceased. Moreover, their death was a ...
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1answer
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Case Study or Program Description Paper? [on hold]

I spent two years running a digital literacy/computer skills business hired by the Department of Human Services' Vocational Rehabilitation Program. My business was quite novel - as far as my knowledge ...
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1answer
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Do the disciplines of my PhD thesis and of my MA thesis have to be identical?

I graduated in history, with a specialization in cultural studies. Now I want to pursue a PhD in literature. Is this possible? What are the potential obstacles and how can I avoid them?
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Master thesis: emails to a dissertation supervisor

i have finished all my classes and now I should start my master thesis. But first of all, I need to write an email to prof. and ask him about the available topic for the master thesis. How to write ...
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How to evaluate the research level of a paper before any publication?

There are three differents cases when the research level of a paper must be evaluated before any publication: for author: to choose the most appropriate journal, for referee: to recommend ...
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CVPR conference presentation guideline [closed]

Does CVPR allow online presentation of papers if the authors are unable to sponsor the travel to the conference location? If no, is there some way one could applying for a travel grant?
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How micro masters and nano-degree programs can help an associate degree holder [closed]

For someone who holds an associate degree, if I pursue a reasonable credentials for micro-masters or nano degree, can it be considered equivalent to a full-time bachelor's degree?
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1answer
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Doing a master's degree after PhD. Is it advisable? [closed]

I have a Master's degree in Materials science and am soon to finish my PhD in computational materials science. I am fairly well versed in programming (python, MATLAB, FORTRAN), linear algebra, ...
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2answers
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Is having a chapter in an open-access book valuable as a publication?

So I work in a project where the consortium is planning to write an open-access book with Springer publications. There might be a chapter regarding the work I have done in the project. The editors of ...
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Supply Chain Statement Project - Java [closed]

I'm a student. I'm currently working in assigned team project Supply Chain Statement. Since I am learning Java, can any one give me initiative idea or code sample like example "A produces sends the ...
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2answers
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Is it very unprofessional to contact people from an old job interview and tell them that I think I've made a mistake?

One year ago I withdrew from one job application. I met the committee, the interview lasted nearly 2 hours, they showed me the institution, I had lunch with one of the senior team member. Then I ...
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0answers
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List of journals in Thomson Rhueters [closed]

I had an enquiry.... I wanted to know if the journal named (research journal of pharmaceutical, biological and chemical sciences) was included in Thomson Rheuters or not?? And if yes, I wanna know the ...
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0answers
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Getting depressed about my career choice [closed]

I am in undergrad of CSE in Bangladesh. My problem is my cgpa is pretty low 3.31 and i have no interest in coding. I also have several failed subjects which i need to retake. all these things are ...
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1answer
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Delayed conference review notifications

We recently submitted a paper to a large IEEE conference (ISIT 2019). We have not yet heard back from our reviewers and the dates for the same have passed (it has been a week since). Is this anomalous ...
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Submitted a 1000-word abstract to an undergraduate linguistic conference, is this ok? [closed]

Recently I just submitted an abstract to an undergraduate linguistics conference at an university in the United States. I had been very passionate about the working on the abstract since I believe I ...
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Are postdocs in the US expected to work closely with a postdoctoral supervisor [closed]

In Europe, typically postdocs are hired to work under a professor's research group. This appears to be totally different in the US and some other countries (e.g. Israel), where postdocs are hired by ...
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1answer
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Can a university suspend a student even when he has left university?

If a student is supposed to be punished with something like suspension, but he has finished academic requirement and left the campus(not officially graduated yet). Can the university still do anything ...
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Rounding changes statistical results [closed]

My supervisor asked me to calculate some statistics and provided reference values she considers to be cut-offs. She provided me with these values rounded to one significant digit. While doing the ...
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0answers
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How do I decide between research-focused work experience and a master's degree? [closed]

I'm about to complete my undergraduate degree in computational mathematics from a good (not top-tier) university in the US. I'd like to eventually complete a PhD in machine learning at one of the top ...
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8answers
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Are hand made posters acceptable in Academia?

Are hand assembled posters acceptable in Academia? When I say academia, I mean formal presentation settings such as conferences and symposia. I ask because I am preparing for a symposium and came ...
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1answer
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ArXiv preprint not showing “bibliographic data” [closed]

My ArXiv preprint doesn't show any bibliographic data (references, citations, etc.). For example, this other ArXiv preprint (see fig screenshot below) does show the said bib data. Question Does ...
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4answers
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Error in master's thesis, I do not know what to do [duplicate]

I successfully defended my master's thesis last December. I had 18/20 and it went well. However, my adviser invited me to carry out research in the area, which I accepted. When I was writing the ...
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2answers
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Why is Reddit not a reliable source of experts? [closed]

Some people say that you should take for granted for opinions on Reddit, because comparing it to academic journals is like comparing kindergarten to university. But I don't understand. Well, it's true ...
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MS/PhD Integrated Program in home country vs. going for PhD abroad

I'm not sure if this question is appropriate for this community, so please let me know if it isn't. I'm currently in my last semester of undergrad in a Korean university. I've been wanting to go to ...
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How do US Computer Science PhD programs view foreign degrees if you have a USA Bachelor's? [closed]

I remember reading here that, in general, your research ability and letters of recommendation are judged the same as pure US applicants of similar quality. I have a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics ...
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1answer
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Academic Affiliation - Paper will be Resubmitted during PhD but published as an AP in another institution

I have a paper that needs to be resubmitted by the end of the week. It should be the last round, and I strongly expect the paper to be accepted for publication after that. I am still employed as a ...
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2answers
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What is the actual process by which academic ethics change? [closed]

Some of the answers to my question Are academic ethics global or local? indicate the possibility that academic ethics themselves (rather than just laws and policies affecting academics) may change ...
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Is “inadequate referencing” a euphemism for plagiarism?

I am aware of a professor, who wrote two published books that had to be corrected. On the publisher's website it states that these two books had been corrected due to "inadequate referencing". Is ...
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2answers
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Is it possible or common to receive a scholarship from home country for international students?

I'm looking to pursue my PhD degree in a different country. Currently I'm working on my Master's thesis. It seems that the major challenge for me would be to receive a tuition fee waiver in the ...
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How do researchers send unsolicited emails asking for feedback on their works? [duplicate]

I wonder how a researcher send an unsolicited email to another one asking for feedback to their work. I guess it will be something like this? Hello Dr. X To introduce myself, I am Y, in ...
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Do universities favor experimentalists over theoreticians? [closed]

This question is based off the following chain of reasoning: Universities employ professors, who write funding applications and win grants. The university then takes some fraction of the grant as "...
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1answer
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Could undergraduate degree be revoked for minor noncompliance in human subjects research?

With the understanding that universities define "minor compliance" in various ways, I'm curious about whether an undergraduate degree could/ever would be revoked for the use of interview data gathered ...
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In medical research, what is the relative value of confirming old work vs. new discoveries?

I am an MS student in medical immunology. I am looking for my research proposal, and would like to get a nice publication (i.e., publish in a journal with a high impact factor). Given this, is it ...
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Should I be concerned about student access to a test bank?

If I am using a test bank to formulate a test based on a textbook, should I be concerned about students getting access to the test bank? I have read that student use of a test bank is cheating, but I ...
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How do hiring committees for research positions view getting “scooped”?

Suppose that an applicant got scooped on a research paper and is applying for jobs. This is reflected in a lack of publications. Is that taken into consideration? Or will it be a huge blow to an ...
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teaching statements [closed]

The departments I am applying to for teaching jobs want to push active learning, and always emphasize demographics. I have done active learning on and off, and have it reflected in my teaching ...
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1answer
264 views

Whether to strike? [closed]

I'm a graduate student teaching assistant; I run discussion sections. Our department has just initiated a strike. I'm half way through the last semester of my PhD. Do I show up and "work" and get paid ...
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Do US professors/group leaders only get a salary, but no group budget?

I was reading an interview with MIT Professor and physics Nobel laureate Wolfgang Ketterle in which he explained that he gets no budget, has to acquire funding even for his secretary, and this is one ...
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What is the difference between doing a PhD in a small university versus a big reputed university in Germany? [closed]

Take for example Brandenberg University of Technology versus Technical University of Darmstadt. Does the size of a university play any role in someone's PhD research experience in Germany? What ...
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How to complete PhD when your advisor knows very little about your subject area

My advisor is very young full professor who has been an advisor for only less than 10 years. She has many diverse projects. The project which I've started is 1 year old and this field is quite New to ...
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1answer
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Is it helpful to tell a university that I have admission and scholarship from another university?

I have got an admission letter with full scholarship (i.e. covering tuition fees, living expenses, etc.) from a top university X (ranking under 50) but I want to take care of my grandmother who is not ...
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How should I state my peer review experience in the CV?

I've been invited to review manuscripts for two journals in my field frequently. I noticed in the first couple of cases my supervisor was the associate editor which has selected me in the process, but ...
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Appeal process for PhD dismissal due to health issues

What is the best way to craft the appeal letter based on health issues to have one last chance for taking the qualifying exam? Those health and mental issues have been already documented through a ...
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1answer
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Are young researchers at various universities held to the same standard?

Let's say that Candidate A is at University X, working in the same field as Candidate B, who is at University Y. University Y has lots of faculty working in that area, and an active seminar. Candidate ...
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Can I use my master's degree thesis as a Research Project Proposal for a phd application?

Can I use my master's degree thesis (a pilot study not published) as a Research Project Proposal for a PhD application?
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Should I push for my paper to be published as an undergraduate?

I've been doing a research attachment as an undergraduate in a malaria culture lab and my project involves the screening and hit prioritisation of anti-cancer drugs for repurposing use against malaria....
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Is it acceptable to ask a professor to write a reccomendation letter now to save for later?

Through the last three years of my undergrad, I have worked closely with a professor in my university and we published several papers together. Once I graduate this spring, I plan on working for two ...

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