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PhD student I am working with as an undergrad may pursue something similar to what my senior thesis is on, is this a conflict of interest?

I am going to try to generalize this problem as much as possible without making it confusing. I am a transfer student, I started at my new uni this September. A few months ago, I began volunteering at ...
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Is industrial organizational (I/O) psychology considered a STEM subject according to USCIS/DHS?

I'm looking to do a PhD in I/O psychology in the US. I learned that only a few psych subjects were considered STEM according to the list released by ICE in 2016 and I/O psychology is not one of them. ...
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Are these responses from top journals just boiler plate? or anything atleast miniscule to salvage from them?

thanks for submitting your paper to XXXXX Journal. It is an explicit and interesting analysis of a natural problem. However, in my opinion, it does not reach the level of XXXXX Journal. I therefore ...
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How to politely tell a student that I already support him several times and that is enough?

I have a student who sends me emails twice a week showing me his updated Dissertation. At first I supported him a lot. But he literally does what I say word by word and never goes beyond what I tell ...
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Graduate level advising - how to put limits to the nature of questions and make students independent?

I just started advising graduate level students, I am having a lot of problems. I thought I would be a patient, understanding, helpful advisor but really I am being tested. One of the students only ...
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Is there any age criteria in selecting new faculty in STEM universities in the USA?

I plan to start my Ph.D. quite late at age 31. I wanted to know if this would have any implications on my career if I decide to stay in academia and apply to faculty positions after completing my Ph.D....
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How are grad.applicants selected after program qualifications are met?

On another post of mine, someone said that the idea of a qualified candidate is "elusive" because there are always more qualified applicants than open spots in any program. I thought that ...
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If a student's conduct is affected by a disability, is it discrimination to reject them (if they're otherwise qualified)? [closed]

For what it's worth, I've decided that my alma mater is not a good choice for me for many reasons. And I was indeed looking forward to this new university and the new advisor there. However, despite ...
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A predatory journal? [duplicate]

I sent my manuscript to a journal which they accepted for publication without peer review. They asked for a 1000 euro service fee. I requested a withdrawal instead, to which they replied asking ...
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What to do if the corresponding authors do not share the referees' response?

My PhD advisers and I have an under review paper in a top tier journal. Recently, I received an email from the chief editor of the journal informing us that the paper has been reviewed and they ...
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Non-STEM Letter of Rec for STEM PhD Programs

I am applying to PhD programs in math, cs, and statistics this fall at roughly top 15 US schools. I will be having recommendations from two professors who I worked on projects with personally and who ...
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Can someone get his previous credits counted in a new Master's programme in the EU? [closed]

Suppose, someone studied in a 120ECTS MSc program in CS in a country 'X' in the EU. He obtained 60 ECTS there, but he also has some failed courses. He then abandons the program. Now, he moves to a ...
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Will my bachelor's degree grades affect my eligibility for assistant professorship or will it be affected by my master's degree grades? [closed]

I am applying for a position of Assistant Professor in India. The requirements state: "PhD degree with first class at the preceding degree or equivalent in the appropriate branch/relevant areas ...
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How does failing in a course during Master's studies in Germany affect job prospects?

What are the implications of failing an exam of a particular course during Master's studies in Germany? Is it considered bad in terms of future job prospects in that field? Does that disqualify you ...
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How to cold email multiple faculty members to propose a collaboration?

I am currently looking at an advertised postdoctoral fellowship (in the US if that matters), where it is stated that the topic of the research proposal should be discussed with faculty members before ...
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Is it a good idea to add a link/reference to experience or relieving letters in CV?

The purpose of a company experience letter is to validate claims a job candidate makes about their skills and experience in their resume, cover letter, or Curriculum Vitae (CV). Is it a good idea to ...
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Techniques in non-interactive evaluation

I can divide the evaluation task into two kinds: Interactive evaluation and non-interactive evaluation. Interactive evaluation includes asking questions to student directly and awarding marks based on ...
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Coming from an unknown university, is it possible to publish a good research paper in a good journal?

Suppose someone is pursuing PhD in mathematics from a third class university and his supervisor has little knowledge about his own field. Is it possible to publish a good research paper in good ...
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Thesis topic about ML/ DL for plan to attend graduate school [closed]

I'm last year undergraduate student in Web programming field and I recently interesting in Data Science. I have been researching about ML/ DL for 7 months and I really love it. I intend to take part ...
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Declining PhD Interview

I have applied to a PhD position some weeks ago. After thinking about the given topic and institute for a longer time, I don't want to do my PhD there anymore. They want to interview me but since I ...
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How to bibliographise forthcoming sources to appear in a Festschrift

It’s not uncommon, at least not in my field, to refer to articles, books, chapters, etc., which have not yet been published. In in-text citations, these simply appear as Author (fc.) (or forthc. or ...
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What type of analysis to test variance in coordinates (x,y,z) between two groups? [migrated]

We are conducting a study where subjects evaluate what parts of a room make them pleased. They enter a room and fix a sticker on any point they want to evaluate. the stickers have four colors ...
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How much do I have to know about a group's research before I email the PI about openings? [closed]

My field of study is purely theoretical, meaning that there are a ton of equations and a bunch of numerical simulations. I am targeting groups that align with my field and I am trying to read their ...
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State-of-the-art animated handwritten slideshow software

This is a remake/sequel of the 2015 question Handwritten presentation slides?. Surely much has changed in these five years. I have seen lots of presentations combining typed text/equations and ...
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Are we focusing too much on cheating with online courses?

Recently, the online calculus class I TA for took their first test of the semester and the grades were horrific. Granted, this is my first semester as a TA so my expectations might have been high. ...
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What are “advance articles” and how to cite them?

I noticed some journals are publishing advance articles that are not part of a published volume (i.e. https://academic.oup.com/isr/advance-articles). I am a bit confused in regards to what is the ...
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How do you deal with your Rate My Professor ratings? [duplicate]

I recently saw my ratings on RateMyProfessor.com and it's very disheartening to see all the negative reviews from a course for which I worked so hard. Comments like "sh***y professor" are ...
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What types of issues would a faculty member report to the dean's office? [closed]

I spoke to the (temporary) asst. general counsel at my university today (re: my complaint about the chair, which he evaded), and he said it's typical for issues to be reported to the dean's office by ...
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Does waiting a few years before pursuing a PhD affect chances of getting admitted?

This is a somewhat long question. I hope you can take the time to read it carefully. I obtained my bachelor's degree in physics in June 2019. I decided I wanted to go to physics graduate school in the ...
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Is it appropriate to address a PhD holder as “doctor” (without name)?

In the US and Canada, I addressed my lecturers and instructors as "Professor X", "Dr. X", "Mr. X", or "Ms. X" (depending on their formal education and academic ...
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Length of Ph. D. Application CV for Mid-Career Professionals

I am applying for a Ph. D. program after a 10 year career of secondary classroom teaching - I have held several positions in that time should I cut some of these teaching experiences out to make my CV ...
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I've had three bad PhD supervisors in a row. Is this normal, and what can I do?

I am a PhD student. I was forced to leave my original PhD program due to a toxic environment (bullying/humiliation). I moved to a second institution, but this was also unsatisfactory as they had no ...
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Peer shared with me “too much information” for a homework problem

In the summer, I took a math course where one of the homeworks involved a question where answers were expected to include several diagrams alongside an explanation. At the time, I thought it was a ...
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Is it my responsibility as an undergrad student to figure out if my thesis is affordable?

I have an undergrad thesis idea that involves transformers. I am trying to take the lead on the idea before I contact a professor about it - i.e. figuring out exactly how I'd make it happen, and if it ...
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What's the point about “CV available on request”?

A certain fraction of personal websites of researchers has a hint along the lines of "CV available on request." I always found that a bit odd. Are there any situations where a researcher ...
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I have been offered a PhD position after graduation a year later but the acceptance deadline is in a week. What should I do? [closed]

I will receive my master's degree in June 2021 and my professor already offered me a PhD position with the starting date in August 2021. Important to notice here is that I live in Europe, so the "...
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Would taking an Editor-in-chief position at a mid-tier journal be good strategy for a tenure track professor?

I'm in the sciences in the USA, and a very relevant to my field, well respected journal just advertised. I have been encouraged to apply. The workload is advertised as not egregious. I already sit on ...
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How can I counter a student response saying “Why are we bothered to reinvent the wheel when proving mathematical identities?”

I am teaching an undergraduate mathematics course to software engineering students. I often ask my students to prove some mathematical identities as their homework. The identities could be, for ...
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Finding math articles of small length in a given journal

For some reason, I sometimes enjoy reading very short articles in math. Question: Is there a way to filter the articles of a journal (such as Journal of algebra) by their length (from smallest to ...
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Python CSV import between two files [closed]

I’m trying to create a new CSV file with the correct delimiting fields and then import the records from a downloaded file I’ve managed to get the python working to create the new CSV file and I’ve got ...
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Checking research paper plagiarism in Turnitin [duplicate]

I want to check my paper plagiarism in Turnitin before submitting it to journal.(Just I want to be sure plagiarism percentage is low) What is the disadvantage using Turnitin before submitting the ...
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Can I ask the Associate Editor of a journal for an update on a paper I refereed?

I wrote a referee report for a paper and recommended a minor revision. This was in December 2019 and I have not heard from the associate editor regarding the fate of this paper. Is it inappropriate ...
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I need a tool to organized in systematic review [closed]

I start to conduct a systematic review about cannabis. I struggled in a theme design and data collect. I try to used some software to design and organized the journal structure. I failed on mindmap ...
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Change of research area for Postdoc [duplicate]

I did a Ph.D. in the area of engineering mathematics. The thesis used some of the concepts from Mathematics, such as basic probability and statistics (Bachelor/Master level), calculus (Bachelor/Master ...
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Why isn't it common for papers in pure and applied math (and other related fields) to be modified/corrected after it has been published?

As research grows even more intricate in fields such as pure and applied math (and other technical areas), very few reviewers now have a complete picture of any single field. Thus it should be common ...
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Google Scholar Profiles by Country [duplicate]

In scholar we can list our fields of interest. Whenever you click them, scholar shows the most cited researchers in that field like this. Is there a way to sort google scholar profiles by country, in ...
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Mentioning professor's name in SOP [duplicate]

I have applied for a PhD program in USA. I have mentioned a professor's name in the SOP. Will the professor only get the application to review or the other professors will also be able to see my ...
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How do I ask professors to give feedback on my online articles that are based on their work?

I am working on a website that contains a list of free courses. My aim is to promote our field (semidefinite programming). Each course consists of a number of articles. Each article is built using ...
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Why do errors exist in peer reviewed publications?

I found a mistake (not a misprint) in an article which has been published in a very good math journal. According the available data, the article was in peer-review process for more than 8 months. But ...
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Starting a PhD without wanting an academic career afterwards: should I tell my advisor?

I'm about to start a PhD in Europe. I'm seeing the PhD as a "normal job" that I'll do for a few years, because I'm interested in the job and I find it stimulating and interesting, and I want ...

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