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Does Utilitarian ethics have a place in Academia?

Most academic ethics (indeed, most professional ethics in general) are heavily focused on Kantian/Deontological principles. For academics, the basic rules are blatantly Deontological - don't ...
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How can I find and do a funded Phd in Screenwriting? What is its general duration; of such a program?

The resources I have attempted to tap are mostly PhDs in cinema and media studies and the like. I am looking for a PhD programme where I can implement reflective practice as well as an immersive ...
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How to properly withdraw an application for a faculty position?

I applied for an assisstant professor position in Germany, and was invited to an interview. However, I have since come to the conclusion that I would most likely would not accept the position even if ...
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Class Appears to Lack Support - Does the issue lie with me?

A quick qualification: I usually associate failures in a class with it being my fault, like a lack of studying and such. Background: I am on the last few courses of my degree. I work full time and ...
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Master Thesis and Job

I am a Master's Student in Electronics, studying in Germany. I am pretty much confused in choosing Master Thesis topic from the fields- Deep Learning and Embedded Systems. I have studied subjects from ...
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Ratio of the Jawi to the alphabet [on hold]

Do anyone agree with me the capture of the Jawi is much bigger to the alphabet of the academic certificate of University of Malaya?
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What to expect when pursuing a second doctorate in an unrelated field

I love doing research. But I am not sure I love doing research in my field. Since completing my PhD a few years ago and getting experience with a couple post-docs and a few different collaborators, ...
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What do Grad Schools think about Pass/No Pass courses?

I am a physics major at UCLA with a busy schedule. I am currently taking 3 upper division physics courses every quarter while balancing 10-20 hours of research per week. I would like to learn more ...
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Is it a good idea to include working papers on Curriculum Vitae?

I am a senior undergraduate student and looking to apply to PhD programs. I am doubtful whether I should put my working papers on my CV alongside the already published works. I don't want to exclude ...
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Is it acceptable practice to make the source code of a re-implemented paper available online

It is the usual practice that researchers re-implement others' work for purpose of comparison or result verification. If for instance researcher A re-implements researcher B's paper and improves reit. ...
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Coding bootcamp vs. computer science [migrated]

I was a college student majoring in computer engineering, but dropped out because of several issues (social situation, interest, etc). I always wanted to study computer science, but didn't do it ...
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Who should be author in an application note

Work leading to the application note During the c(o)urse of my PhD studies, I have written some analysis tools. I later collaborated with another PhD student to developed a proper analysis ...
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Asking an academic for a cursory look at a paper

Suppose that Alice has a PhD but then left academia more than a decade ago. Alice has written a short paper on a topic unrelated to her thesis. Suppose moreover that : the paper has been submitted a ...
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Regarding name of professors working in analytic number theory in France [on hold]

I am a masters student of an Asian country and I wish to apply to France for phd position in analytic number theory. But despite trying for whole 1 day I cannot find in websites of French ...
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Where do I place citations

I'm writing a math paper using TexShop that is almost entirely original but I got help with a trig proof; I found a formula in a book that I improved upon, and then got help finding a number series ...
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How long outside academia without publishing is too long?

I finished a PhD in Earth Science 10 months ago and now work as a software engineer. I haven’t done any research or published in these 10 months. Is it too late for me to go for a postdoc and have a ...
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Can a journal be freely indexed?

Am I allowed to compile the index to a journal and publish it, or should I ask permission to the journal first? (By index I mean a list of all articles in all issues of the journal)
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What is it like to be a pure mathematician? [on hold]

I'm an engineering student, currently in 3rd year. I have developed a fair bit of interest towards pure mathematics. 1. My question is when should one think about having a career in pure mathematics? (...
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When is it appropriate to wrap text around an image in a scientific paper?

I am working on a paper and the prescribed style dictates that we should use a single column of text; however, we have some relatively tall and thin images. If they are included in the paper in line ...
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Cannot submit revision of preprint in bioRxiv (Current Version Status Closed)

I went to the 'Author Area', and the first sign of problem was that the 'Submit a Revision' link had 0 papers. After that, I went to 'Author history', found the specific preprint. I noticed that the ...
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Double Master's in same field (Physics) in India/Europe

I am Pursuing BS-MS 5 year dual degree in Physics with very little focus on theoretical physics. I want to enter into a rigorous Theoretical physics MS program (1/2 year program) after completing my ...
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Show examples of public dataset in master thesis

So I'm currently in the final phase of my master thesis and started writing a few days ago. My thesis bases its work on a public dataset (the authors published it on GitHub an state in their paper ...
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When is 2020 JAMB Registration Starting [on hold]

I wish to ask anyone in the forum who has knowledge about JAMB, the date for the commencement of UTME registration for the academic session of 2020/2021
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What is the best way to explain unrelated work in a Masters application?

I graduated in 2016 with degrees in Law and Arts, with Arts majors of International Relations and Criminology. Since then, I have been working as a corporate lawyer (specifically, insurance). I have ...
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Should I correct a mistake on an arXiv manuscript, that I found while refereeing it?

I recently received a request to referee a manuscript for a journal and, while doing so, I pointed out a crucial mistake undermining most of the calculations. After two unsuccessful answers on the ...
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Discussing one's working ideas and possible research projects in PHD application

I am a senior year undergraduate student in Computer Science, graduating in a year and looking forward to pursuing a PhD. I have a good experience with the research topic I want to work on, with a ...
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How can I tell if I have simplified my talk too much?

My experience listening to talks (of all kinds - seminars, conference talks, even Masters/PhD defenses) is that they tend to be very difficult to understand. This happens even if they're within my own ...
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Given the below information, what rank of mathematics schools could I get into? [on hold]

I am a part-time graduate student in aerospace engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). While going to school I have worked a full-time job and at the beginning of my second year my ...
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Recommendation letter submitted by applicant in application

Problem In one of the research internship programs I am applying for in Japan, the institution requires me to directly upload recommendation and, otherwise the application will not be reviewed. ...
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How to ask for an academia-industry collaboration?

I work for a relatively big manufacturing company, we just opened a new R&D department where we are expected to develop some new engineering capabilities (new for us, not for everyone in the ...
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Write about coursework/background or research first in letter of intent? (and misc. question)

I am graduating next spring with a Math and Statistics BSc, and am currently applying to graduate math and statistics programs. There is program in particular that has caught my attention. It's ...
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How to participate in a remote IEEE Conference, due to politics problems in my country?

Today I study in Chile, and I have an accepted paper at an international conference of the IEEE of good level. I need that participation since it will help me in my Postgraduate program, but I'm ...
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Buying a book online and getting its PDF version directly by mail [on hold]

I want to buy the pdf of the book "Les mathématiques appliquées à la gestion et à la finance". I am not able to find any site that offers the opportunity of directly buying a pdf version that can ...
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Research dependent on future discovery?

I work in a field of data-driven modeling of physical systems (think simulating weather patterns, particle interations, solid structures, etc.). As the name implies, producing a good model depends on ...
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Is it possible to have a healthy work-life balance as a professor?

I am an MSc student and one future direction I have been thinking about is the potential of pursuing a professorship after I do a PhD. Why do I want to be a professor? I enjoy the back and forth of ...
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Rejected journal paper for submission as a book chapter

My paper is not accepted in journal. I contacted other journals as well, but they considered it out of scope for their journal. I want to now submit it as a book chapter in springer or IEEE. Please ...
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Likelihood functions and solution to the likelihood equation of two datasets [on hold]

If i have a linear regression model that is fitted to two distinct datasets and that in both cases the fitted regression line is y=0.7x+9. Are the likelihood functions the same for two datasets? and ...
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Can I select any of my published paper in journal for book chapter

I have been invited to submit a book chapter. The invitation email says: Due to your involvement in the field, and the research you published in your paper, 'X', publisher 'Y' invites you to extend ...
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Doctoral stay in foreign university

I am a PhD student in my second year, and I am thinking about doing a doctoral stay in some foreign university with a group that works on the same topic as I am. I do know about some interesting ...
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example of mail to send to supervisor after a long period without news

I would like to contact my supervisor after a long time and I do not know what to say to him, knowing that I have not finished the part that I am supposed to have finished. indeed, because of personal ...
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Is it a problem if my recommendation letter has dim watermark on it? [duplicate]

My referee has given me a signed recommendation letter on a letter head in hardcopy with dim watermark on it. The department has stamped the letter head. Is the dim watermark in the center of letter ...
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Should I reveal academic misconduct on grad school application?

I am currently applying to grad schools due soon, and on the system I am using to apply to different schools, it asks whether an academic sanction has been levied against me. In my first year of ...
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What is the best way to express my condolence to a professor?

I am a Ph.D student at the university. Every student has a favourite professor same as mine. I really care about and our student-teacher relationship growing stronger day by day. My professor really ...
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Is it a problem if my letter of recommendation has a stamp from the department rather than the (famous) recommender? [duplicate]

My referee has signed recommendation letter on a letterhead with a dim watermark in the center with the university name. The rest of the letterhead is fine. HR gave me such a letterhead to take to the ...
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Which career path is faster for moving abroad? Academia or industry? [on hold]

I'm a year away from getting my undergrad degree in computer science and I grew frustrated with the place I was born and still live thus I always had the dream of moving abroad to a better place. I ...
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Introducing myself to researchers from my dream school

I am applying to a PhD program in a few weeks, and I am also going to give a presentation at an upcoming international academic conference. I heard that a group of researchers from my dream school is ...
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If my IEEE paper has been accepted for an oral presentation then will my paper be added to xplore?

I've recently submitted a paper in an IEEE conference pertaining to controls and systems. So I've been told that my paper has been "accepted for oral presentation at the conference" does this imply ...
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Impact of a W for grad school if I'm changing majors?

I'm changing my major to philosophy from computer science in the middle of a semester, and I'm doing pretty poorly in one of my math classes. My advisor told me it would be a good idea to drop it ...
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Reviewer wants me to do massive amount of work, the result would be a different article. Should I tell that to the editor?

I received a major revision decision. But it is a strange one: Reviewer 1 loved my article, called it excellent and recommended publication with very, very minor comments against it. Reviewer 2 ...
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Asking my PhD advisor for a postdoc position. Is it bad to appear desperate?

I am soon to defend my PhD thesis in computational materials science. I have just two publications, which I believe is the most important reason for getting no response from postdoc applications. The ...

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