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Where to find medical data?

I’m still a novice in medical research so please provide some guidance. Generally I’m looking for a clinical database. For instance, the CSF protein level in Guillain-Barré syndrome patients like ...
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(Psychology) Miss Match with Advisors Research Interests

A complicated story so I’ll try to keep it short. Basically, I was fairly young applying to PhD programs (in psychology) and got into a program where I thought I’d be a great fit. My advisor’s ...
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Post-doc applications

I am having terrible experiences with my PhD program. I have no feedback and no supervision on anything. I have been working with other people in other departments so that I can get proper training ...
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How much political influence is involved in the academia in Poland?

I heard that Polish national politics influences the appointment of tenured positions in their universities. E.g. if some party is in power, they would like to see somebody loyal to them as the head ...
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How do I provided “Proof of Enrollment” for Google summer of code if my university start registration on may [on hold]

I'm currently 47% complete in my career and registration for next semester starts on may, but Google wants me to give "Proof of Enrollment" that is just a proof that I'll be attending class by may and ...
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Difficulty in thinking properly during exams

I am a student of science preparing for the JEE (India). When I normally practice problems, I find no difficulty in thinking straight. Solutions occur to me when I look at a problem, because for the ...
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What happened to the Piled Higher and Deeper comics?

Without dating myself too badly, I have enjoyed PhD comics since the beginning. For the past few years, there have been about 2 or 3 new comics a week, but there has not been a new comic in months. I ...
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What to do in case when advisor refuses to provide a reference letter for a postdoc position?

What to do in case when PhD advisor rejects everytime (by his own choice) a request for reference letter for a possible post doc position? Majority of decent post doc positons requires PhD advisor's ...
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What's an appropriate phrasing of a caveat about self-citation?

I'm writing some report, and at a certain point I give an example by citation. The citation format is such that you don't see any names (e.g. "[123]") without visiting the bibliography; or maybe it's ...
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What are the differences between teaching in the quarter and semester system?

I am currently working as a junior faculty member at a university where we teach a 2:2 (2 fall, 2 spring) on the semester system. I would like to know the differences between this and teaching a 2:2:2 ...
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How can I most respectfully leave my current PhD position for a new one?

My professor is a bully and the university will not challenge his behaviour despite numerous complaints from both staff and students. I am 9 months into the first year of my PhD. I love my work and ...
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Workload of PhD in US/Europe/Canada

I am a Masters student applying for PhD in computer science to various universities in the US/Europe/Canada. I wanted to know about the workload in general which we will have while pursuing it in ...
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Should my PhD thesis be submitted under my legal name?

I married during my PhD and changed my legal surname however (for many reasons) I will continue to publish under my maiden name. My (UK) university says that a thesis has to be submitted under the ...
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Dissertation topic for Master's in Information Systems [on hold]

I am supposed to submit my dissertation topic to my supervisor this time this week and l have no clue what l want to research on. I know it has to do with AI in financial industry and l have to ...
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Is it unethical to use not your real name when asking for questionnaire survey?

I'm going to conduct an email-based questionnaire survey, but I would like to avoid sharing my real name/affiliation. In part, I'm curious if sender's name is actually going to affect response rate ...
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Ask professor for recommendation after long period without contacting them

So I'm currently in my final year of an undergraduate, intergrated Master's program at a British university and I'll be applying for PhD programs in the Fall. Over the summer of June 2017 - August ...
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Does Masters coursework count for credit in the US?

I am a Master's student studying Computer Science in BITS Pilani, India. I will be applying for a PhD next semester (second half of 2019) in Singapore, US/Canada and Europe. I am interested in AI/...
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wrong authors name [duplicate]

i have published a conference paper but in google scholar under the paper the authors name are wrong. It does not show my name or any other authors name of the original paper. It shows different ...
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strategy of faculty job talk [duplicate]

Say you have 10 projects done in the past. How would you arrange them in a 45 min talk? If you talk about every one evenly, there's no highlight. But these 10 projects are all related to the overal ...
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Will my American GPA be 'transferred' to an Australian university?

I'm a first-year medical student within the United States considering a move to Australia. I am not looking at a "study abroad" or "foreign exchange student" type program. A direct move and goal to be ...
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Global amount of publications over time

We always hear about the increasing amount of publications published every year and the resulting information overload in science. I wanted to show this trend to students to highlight why they should ...
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Getting accepted for Masters in USA (Industrial Engineering) with low profile

I have completed my Bachelor in Industrial Engineering with a 3.28 CGPA (from Bangladesh). Due to some personal and family reasons I could not commit to my bachelor degree in the first 4 semesters. ...
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HELP! I'm ABD and I want to switch programs

Situation: My doubts about graduate school have resurfaced and become more potent. While I am in my third year at a top ten university, I no longer think my department is right for me given my ...
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Is this article uses quantitate, qualitative, or mixed-methods methodology? [on hold]

I really cant determine what methodology this article uses: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6413740/ I think it is quantitative but I dont know why.
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PUBLICATION IN IJBSS IN 2012

our publication in IJBSS was printed with all the names of the scholars but in the online version, two names were missing for a year or two, now they have included it in the online version, it this ...
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How to phrase the unexpected Result? [on hold]

In my experiments, I found that my proposed scheme does not provide very "high performance" gains and just marginal gains as compared to the scheme I was testing against. Still, my results are better ...
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Reply ‘no position’ while the job posting is still there (‘HiWi’ position in Germany)

I am third year undergraduate and I am not studying in Europe. I plan to apply for a master at a German institute by the end of this year which is the time for application. This institute advertised ...
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Job Prospects 4 years post-PhD [on hold]

I graduated in Psychology quite a few years ago now, and for personal/mental-health related reasons, I didn't pursue a postdoctorate career. Instead, I focussed on trying to get better (partially ...
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How to email researchers for the first time [duplicate]

Sometimes I reach out to professors (who are almost always significantly older than me) via email. Maybe I'm working on a specific question they asked in a publication, or I'm working on something ...
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Can a person write a thesis years later if illness set in? [on hold]

Can a person write her thesis years later for the mere sake of doing it if illness interrupted her upon completion of graduate courses in English Literature?
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Student Assessment

I am an academic in physics, i.e. with no formal education in pedagogical methods and teaching yet. I was reading this paper of Biggs What the Student Does: teaching for enhanced learning and ...
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How to find an editor for a statistics book?

I am writing and self-publishing a book on statistics. More specifically, it is titled "The general linear model: Assumptions, violations and remedies (or what to do wen your dependent variable won't ...
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Dealing with a rejection from a journal

I am a post-doc in economics. I know that rejections are quite usual but I feel very sad (I think more than necessary) because of rejections. For a paper on which I worked for four years, I got two ...
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What to do if you spot error after it has been sent for publication? [duplicate]

My article has been sent for publication. I have also given the consent to publish my article to the journal. The status of my article is showing “Article in Press”. It has also been given a DOI ...
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Post PHD carrer life [on hold]

I wanted to ask what is the path of academic person that finished his Ph.D. in math or in Computer science what is the academic path that he can take? Not everyone can continue with Academia or be ...
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What’s a good resource to track academic jobs in Germany?

Lots of countries have their own websites for recruiting academic faculty. I just can’t find the go-to resource for Germany. Do any of you guys have any tips?
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What to do if I notice an error in a manuscript which is accepted for publication [duplicate]

My manuscript has been accepted and the status of my manuscript is showing "Article in Press". Today as was going through it again,I found that there is a calculation error on my part in my ...
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Working remotely in the summer (MSc)

I'm considering moving back in with my parents over the summer to save money on rent. I would still be able to commute to campus at least once a week (4 hours each way, but I can nap on the ferry ride)...
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A social experiment. What is the worst that can happen?

I am a postdoc and I have been applying for jobs in both industry and academia. My h-index is good enough for junior faculty (~7). Along my academic CV I have an industry-oriented CV and send both of ...
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Falsely Accused of Cheating on a College Final

On Saturday I had a Computer Science final exam. When I finished it and turned it in my teacher told me that she saw online that I had accessed some file from our course (We have notes and our ...
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APA Citation of Website With No Author Mentioned

I get conflicting information about APA website citations from different sources. What is the best way to cite website documentation in APA style? For example, if I want to cite an announcement ...
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Order of references

What is the standard way for citation in research paper and journals? In the paper: This result3 is cited from [3]. This result1 is cited from [1]. This result4 is cited from [4]. This ...
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How much political influence is involved in the academia in Germany?

I heard that German national politics influences the appointment of tenured positions in their universities. E.g. if some party is in power, they would like to see somebody loyal to them as the head ...
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An unused reference in a research paper

I am in a process of making a paper camera-ready for publication. In the reference section, I have listed some works, which are not referenced in the text. For example, can I write in the main text: ...
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What should I do if I end up without an adviser?

I am a 2nd year PhD student and I have passed all prelims. However, I am facing a problem: I may not be able to get an adviser. There were several potential advisers I was trying to approach. One of ...
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Which is better, Harvard or Oxford? [on hold]

I am debating which school to attend for a PhD in neuroscience. Which is better, Harvard or Oxford? Thoughts?
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Extra reading for MIT course 18.03 [on hold]

In this video on differential equations by Professor Mattuck , what textbook does he refer to at 45:08 for self-reading : https://youtu.be/EQJBp6Ym-6A I have been following his lectures so kindly ...
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Is it possible to do a state of the art paper with less accuracy than previous paper with 100 accuracy?|

I working on a research paper in Machine Learning, the paper is regarding a classification problem of which I have achieved 98% accuracy. However some other paper working on the same dataset claims to ...
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Can I release my drawings with creative common licence before using them in non-open access journal or proceedings?

I spend quite a lot of time drawing images for my research projects, I really don't like that when the editor publish these images I lose the rights on them. So usually I release them on the web under ...
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How do faculty search committees evaluate candidates for faculty or post-doc positions?

How do faculty search committees evaluate candidates for faculty or post-doc positions? I am a PhD student I found that there is no fixed algorithm to judge a journal. But candidates publish in ...

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