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Undergraduates Mathematics Research Paper and Future Path

I am a third-year mathematics student at University in Malaysia, which is ranked between 350-400 in the QS World University Rankings. I plan to continue master study, but when I checked the ...
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Professor seeking to sell independently created software

I am a public-sector university teacher in Brazil. For the last few years, I have been independently working on teaching software, which I firmly believe has excellent commercial value in academia and ...
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What's the difference between a “researcher”, a “postdoctoral researcher”, and a “postdoctoral research fellow” in Computer Science in TITech, Japan?

Concerning job ads/announcements, what's the typical difference between a researcher, a postdoctoral researcher, and a postdoctoral research fellow in Japan? The positions are in Computer Science at ...
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I feel like doing a PhD is my only option but I am not excited about it. What can I do to fix my life?

I have graduated a year ago from Oxford with a first honour master's degree in Maths and Computer Science. Since then I've been trying to find a decent job and have been failing, to the point where I ...
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How do I efficiently update myself on what's expected of me as a postdoc?

When it comes to what's expected of a postdoc, advice on this SE seem contradictory to me. Some advice seems to be along the lines of: build your own profile, focus on your future goals, do not dance ...
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Should I tell my class I am neurodiverse?

I am neurodiverse (autism), and I will be leading the teaching on a module of work for the first time this coming September. While I have been preparing content to teach the module, a thought has ...
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Citing multiple works of same author at different positions in one sentence in APA 7 style

The sentence has to start with author's name, and then two specific works get cited. Which version is correct in APA 7? Cardon et al. were able to demonstrate in two studies that executive functions ...
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At what point does working memory and IQ become a problem when trying to follow a lecture?

It may be one of the most uncomfortable questions one can ask themselves, but after being a math student for six years (currently in my first year as a PhD student), this question seems to become more ...
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Is writing an expository paper helpful for math PhD admission?

I'm applying for math PhD programs this year. I'm a junior at UCB, and I've taken standard grad math courses such as algebraic geometry in the last year. This year I'm taking grad seminars and topics ...
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I need some help understand statement formalization, specially the necessary and sufficient conditions. Example above, the official solution differs [closed]

I'm studyng logic of statements, and i'm having some trouble understanding how to identify when its a sufficient condition and when its a necessary condition. I'm my uni notes it says for example that ...
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Why are method sections usually impersonal, when the main text isn’t?

There are generally two possible ways to present experiments and analyses in academic writing, which I label as follows for the purpose of this question: Personal, also referred to as active or first ...
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Tired of going above and beyond to prove myself in a new position. Can I still succeed?

I'm a first year postdoc in the EU. In every research or industry appointment that I had before the postdoc (my Ph.D., two research internships, working in a company), I was very motivated to go above ...
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Master thesis opportunities in High Energy Physics in Germany for Indian/International Students

My final year will start in coming August, and our department allows us to go anywhere in the world for an MSc thesis. I wish to do a one-year (min. 8 months) thesis in Germany in high energy physics ...
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TV-L 13 Classification (stufe) for PhD with Prior Industry Experience

I recently got accepted into a fully-funded PhD position in distributed systems in Germany. I have over five years of experience as a software engineer in Greece, working on a product closely related ...
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On GPA and Applying for PhD

I am an undergraduate studying mathematics interested in pursuing research in this field. I am interested in differential geometry and have tried several courses involving geometry/analysis. However, ...
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Thesis defense in math

I recently submitted my master's thesis in mathematics, and next week is my thesis defence. I felt burned out after my submission and didn't prepare anything. I can't bother myself to do anything. I ...
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I will most likely get an offer for a Research Coordinator position (two years left on grant). Would it be worth quitting my internship for this?

I'm a 4th (soon to be 4.5) year Ph.D student in Experimental Psychology who recently started an internship two weeks ago. This internship only admitted 10% of applicants. I am also one of the half in ...
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Academic Interview Question: "What is the title of your second book?"

Background: I watch a lot of YouTube content lately about PhDs, postdocs, and an academic career in general, and one content creator that stands out is the amazing Tara Brabazon. In one of her videos,...
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Unsure whether to begin a PhD program

A bit of background: I'm in my late 20s and I got my Master's degree about 6 months ago in Italy. Right now, I'm working as a research assistant in the same university, building on my thesis work. ...
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Why does Google Scholar omit the publishers and editors in chapter citations?

I've noticed, at least in my own research, it seems to regularly do this with few exceptions. When trying to use Google Scholar's cite feature on a chapter of an edited volume, it gives a reduced ...
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Must I co-author with supervisors as an undergraduate?

I'm a final-year undergraduate student in the U.K. As part of my undergraduate research, I proved a long-standing conjecture in graph theory. I have now written a detailed proof of the result, which ...
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Ethics and legality of supervisor using student's results in grant report

A university scholarship funds a PhD student X. X is supervised by Y, who manages an EU project grant with significant funding (in the order of at least six zeros), which requires reporting. The ...
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Other authors are notified except me, good or bad sign?

Recently, I submitted a paper for an IEEE conference. A week after the notification deadline, I hadn't heard anything from the committee yet, so I emailed the Technical Program Chair directly. They ...
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Should a researcher be included as author if they contributed significantly to a project?

I have a question about authorship. I am coming from a humanistic field (music) in which researchers don't usually have research teams, so probably team-based publication practices have not entered ...
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My advisor is toxic

I have recently defended my dissertation. It was not my wish to defend since I was only three and a half years into my PhD. The reason was my advisor was pushing me to graduate. Even though I thought ...
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Does Being a TA for an Irrelevant Course Benefit My Resume?

Would having experience as a TA for a course outside my field be seen as a positive on resume? How might this experience be perceived by potential employers or academic committees, especially when it'...
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How can student grades from different countries (e.g., India and China) be compared when applying for academic positions?

In the global academic landscape, students often apply for positions or programs abroad where the grading systems can differ significantly. For example, India and China have distinct educational and ...
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Taking a gap year and looking for remote research positions before applying for a PhD, how can I make it work?

I'm a recent Masters graduate and I will be taking a break and moving back to my home country to live with my parents for a year before applying for my PhD. During this period I would love to get more ...
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Is it possible to retract an acceptance for a full time lecturer position?

I'm a 4-year (most likely 4.5-year) experimental psychology PhD student who just got an offer to be a visiting lecturer at a regional branch of a major university in the United States. They gave me ...
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How do I demonstrate that I've read relevant research in a motivation letter

I am an undergraduate applying for a research internship at another university. The application guidelines for the position specify that the motivation letter must show that the applicant has read a ...
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(United States) How to find a master of education/teaching program where the student-teaching internship/practicum part has the most academic freedom?

If you want to experiment on specific pedagogies or actually figure out what works by experiment, you need a bit of academic freedom, and not the salaried teacher dictating the teaching or telling you ...
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Writing abstract

I want to submit an abstract for a call for papers for a good journal in my field. I don't have the paper ready yet, but I have a vague idea for a paper that I would like to propose to the journal ...
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Plagiarism in paragraph and image, or not?

I wrote a review paper with my classmate during our master's program. We checked it in Turnitin, and the similarity was less than 10%. It got published in an Elsevier journal with an impact factor of ...
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I did not have advanced calculus and statistics in my undergraduate (B.com (hons)), do I still qualify to apply for Econ PhD in US universities? [duplicate]

My undergraduate was in B.com (Hons) from the University of Delhi, India and later, my MSc in Public Policy from the University College London (UCL). In my undergraduate, I took courses like Business ...
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Is ISIT conference on Linguistics and applied linguistics fake? [duplicate]

Is this conference fake? Or is it just not popular? https://isit.org.in/event/index.php?id=2385102 I am a PhD student. I just found this conference and applied for me to do something useful while ...
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Grade distribution [closed]

What is the maximum grade allowed for a single question of an exam? e.g. Could a 4 question exam have one question worth 70% of the total grade?
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Should I report two minor mistakes found in an academic paper to the journal editor or authors of the paper?

I found some minor mistakes in a paper published in a top journal. The mistakes do not affect the results of the paper but may confuse some readers as I was confused at first. I think it is better and ...
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Found possible instance of plagiarism in joint review paper and PhD thesis of high profile collaborator, what to do?

I am a new assistant professor, and I just started my faculty career. I encountered a problem when collaborating with a tenured associate professor from an American University. I am a new faculty, and ...
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Cite a specific section of my own paper

I am using APA 7th. I want to cite a specific section of my own paper. How to say look into section X for more details. Please show both parenthetical and narrative.
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To be a Japanese interpreter/translator, should I enroll in a Japanese university or a Japanese language school? [closed]

I want to work as a Japanese interpreter in a big, good company. Would doing a MA in Japan be more beneficial and valuable, or should I just do it in India and join a language school in Japan (which ...
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When paraphrasing over several paragraphs, how to cite an ebook with chapter and section?

Here is a sample dummy text: Davis and Jones (2020) explore different leadership styles and their effects on employee motivation in their ebook. They highlight transformational leadership as ...
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Photo on a CV for a researcher application in Japan?

Is a photo on a CV for a researcher (postdoc or faculty) application to a university in Japan prohibited, optional, or necessary? In the optional case, what are the usual consequences of including/...
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Can requesting to correct a minor error after acceptance lead to rejection of the submission?

One of my papers recently got accepted in a journal. While sending me the proof, they mentioned that I can make changes only to the copyedited portions in the manuscript. They also mentioned that ...
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What to do when you want to research something your advisor does not want you to?

When entering my MS I had an advisor assigned to me because I didn't finish undergrad in the university I'm now in. I want to research graph theory but my advisor researches in computational geometry, ...
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Can I submit my Research Proposal as a Writing Sample for a US PhD application in Humanities?

I noticed that in US PhD application forms there is no separate portion for attaching a PhD research proposal. The writing sample I have is an essay from an undergraduate class and non-academic ...
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How to negotiate such toxic competitiveness during my master’s studies?

I came to a university for my master's studies in computer science, along with five batchmates from my country. Since most groups are formed in threes, two teamed up with me and instructed me not to ...
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Reviewing paper (probably) written by mentor?

I am a grad student reviewing papers for a small workshop at an upcoming conference. I am fairly certain one of the papers assigned to me is written by my direct research mentor, with whom I'm doing ...
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Do you still cross out and redo the page numbers if you do it wrong in your scientific notebook?

I recently started my science notebook/diary/journal in preparation for a local science fair. I accidentally realized my issue into numbering the pages on the left side TOO. Do I cross it out or redo, ...
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Tell me about authors Yaning Li", Yi Yang, Gaoshuai Li , and Xing Zhao [closed]

https://doi.org/10.1080/1540496x.2019 1684893 Study on Sustainable Development of Microfinance Institutions from the Perspective of Inclusive Finance—Based on MFI Data in Countries along the Belt and ...
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Looking for some advice regarding research collaboration

I am currently in the middle of my one-year MSc. thesis at a non-brand University in Europe. Our University requires an external examiner to be part of the project. My thesis surrounds a proven ...

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