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(Psychology) Mismatch with Advisor's 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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What defines a dissertation?

This might be a bit of an abstract question, but what defines a dissertation? Some colleagues and myself have been debating this and some are arguing that three peer-reviewed publications or a long ...
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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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APA: Citing an annual report over multiple years

I have looked everywhere for an answer to this question. I don't often use APA format. In Chicago, when referencing in-text an annual report over a span of years, one simply types: (Smith, multiple ...
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Are there any exisitng sales (e.g. in a paper) for measuring perception of a short team task (or general tasks) in a questionnaire? [on hold]

The task in concern is a one-time 10-20 second game to be played as a team. Scale can be Likert scale or metric scale (if possible). Perception is e.g. whether the game is boring/interesting, ...
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Waiting for interview invitation

I’m applying for a PhD at Nottingham Trent university. I already contacted my potential supervisor before applying for the degree and he said he and his team could supervise much project. The email ...
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1answer
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Missing ECTS requirements, still trying to apply, should I mention it on my motivation letter?

A summary of my situation : I am currently applying to ETH Zurich in their Data Science and Computer Science programs I did my first year of undergrad as a Music Major, and my 2nd and 3rd year as a ...
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1answer
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Revision Lecture, what are the aims?

I will give a 2-hour long revision lecture on a Mathematics area. The aim of this lecture is to help the students prepare for the exam test. The course was rather long, covering 5 chapters and a ...
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MSc project in ML/Computer Vision - substantial achievement [on hold]

What would be a valid/substantial achievement in a Masters project (~30 pages, 4 months) in Computer Vision/Deep Learning? Obviously it is not enough to just take an existing model (e.g. Mask R-CNN ...
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Minimal reference content

I'm currently preparing a paper for a conference and I'm struggling a bit to stay within the page limit imposed by the Latex layout of this conference. I'm trying to make some extra space for my ...
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1answer
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What is the term for a list of interviews?

If 'bibliography' is a list of literature and 'discography' is a list of musical recordings, is there a term for a list of interviews? Of course I could just cite everything under 'references' but ...
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1answer
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Does it seems that my supervisor was reluctant to let me go for conference?

I have already finished the first draft of my thesis and now I'm reviewing chapter by chapter. A few days ago I submitted my abstract to a conference and was accepted. I emailed my supervisor and ...
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How to find a school with an apprenticeship programm? [on hold]

I'm a french student in apprenticeship, preparing an associate's degree (2 years diploma). I'll probably go in a french engineering school next year (for 3 years), but I'm also considering studying ...
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2answers
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Include rejected paper in Masters application?

Is including the manuscript of a rejected paper (without claiming that it has been published or mentioning any rejections) as a supporting document in my application ethical / would it in any way ...
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1answer
253 views

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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2answers
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Should I look for research internships or stay at my university for the summer?

I am in my last semester of Physics and Mathematics and, at the same time, my first semester in a MS in Applied Math (which I will finish in two more semesters) in one of the top universities for ...
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6answers
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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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Citing an accepted manuscript that hasn't yet been published

I'm writing a thesis for the master degree. I'm going to include one of my conference paper in my thesis and I understand that it is common and acceptable for school regulations to include already ...
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Do you mean by EI? [on hold]

Do you mean that my article can not be indexed by EI?
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what are the possible PHD areas for a person having bachelors in IT and MSc in IT project management? [on hold]

For past few years I have been working as a software engineer. I have two years of hands on experience as a software engineer. I am going to start my career as a lecturer from next month onward. I ...
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1answer
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List of rejected computer science papers [on hold]

I am developing an algorithm (using deep learning) to automatically review computer science papers and decide if they should be accepted or rejected, and I need a list of rejected papers (including ...
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Statistical analysis and methodology help [on hold]

I was wondering if i could get some expert advice on how to analyse my data. I am trying to run the statistical analysis for a cross cultural study comprising of two country samples. I have 5 ...
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6answers
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In a peer review system, what does “accepted for first look” mean for a submission?

As the title puts it, what is the real meaning of this stage of a peer reviewing process and how are the odds for having a submitted paper accepted change if it's accepted for this stage? (Does it ...
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Global number of publications over time

We always hear about the increasing number 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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Where to find medical data? [on hold]

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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4answers
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What should I do if advisor asks me to move to another university or lab for strange reasons?

Summary: Yesterday, my advisor told me that he wants me to change labs through because I said something "inappropriate" that made the lab unstable. He is a really famous professor and his citation is ...
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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
475 views

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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Background check before employment offer

What's the standard procedure in University jobs when it comes to "background checks"? Do they call my current employer or is it limited to a "criminal background check"? Edit: tenure track job in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does an advisor owe his/her student anything? Will an advisor keep a PhD student only out of pity?

I know what imposter syndrome is. But, believe me that's not the case with me. I have worked hard for the 4.5 years of my PhD, but I feel that my research is absolutely mediocre and as a result my ...
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How formal should a recommendation be in the US?

I am a lecturer in a European university. A student from my department asked me to write a recommendation for a program somewhere in the US that he wants to attend. I have read the horror stories ...
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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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How to apply for a new PhD while being enrolled in one? What to provide as motivation letter, CV and references?

The background story I am a PhD student where I have been all by myself without much chance of being able to sit face to face with my advisor and get some help as my advisor does not have time for ...
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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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How are journals evaluated? [on hold]

How are journals evaluated? A researcher is evaluated on the basis of his/her publications. If a researcher has good publications in his/her PhD he/she is offered a Post-Doc position and eventually a ...
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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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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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How to get SCI impact factor from other than Journal site

I could see the IF of journal I am looking for in their site. My problem is Thomsor Reuters report lists the journal as indexed in both SCI and SSCI, but kournal home page says its indexed in SSCI ...
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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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