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how to read research paper word-by-word and comprehended it?

I know it has been related to other questions, but this is different angle. I am a trying to read research papers more efficiently. Off course, I came to realize that large papers are not meant to be ...
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What to do if you disagree with a juror during master's thesis defense?

I attended a master's dissertation defense and I was wondering what one might do in a situation like this. Juror: What do you mean by the phrase “previous work” in your thesis text? Is it your ...
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Is it possible to complete a Phd on your own?

Suppose you can't ask for anyone's help with anything at all in your research, but you'll be able to get any online/offline book/material and funds you want to study.You have been given a topic to ...
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Etiquette for getting slides/notes from professor who missed a presentation

I attended a seminar recently where there was supposed to be a scheduled talk given by a professor, which I really wanted to hear. However, this professor ended up not showing up, so I did not hear ...
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What does "recommended" mean for a subject GRE?

There are a few institutions in the US that seem to "recommend" the subject GRE but do not make it mandatory. For instance, the Cornell Physics Department says: The general GRE and the ...
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Should I accept an offer of being a teacher assistant without pay?

At my last statistics II class, the teacher said told all the students that, if one of us wanted to be his teacher's assistant for this course, they could send an email or arrange a meeting to talk ...
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Inferentials in Non-hypothesis Testing Research. How fitting? [closed]

If a researcher conducted a research study with research questions, of course, but no hypotheses to test, would it be fine to carry out inferential statistics, e.g., a correlation test, a Kruskal-...
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How can I find which US graduate programs in math require the GRE General Subject Test and which require the Mathematics Subject Test?

Is there a resource online that can tell me about which schools require the GRE general test versus which schools require GRE Mathematics Subject Test, and which require both?
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As a PhD graduate determined to become a professor (in machine learning), what is most important for: 1. Finding a postdoc; 2. Doing a good postdoc [closed]

So I have a good PhD track in machine learning (>200 citations and good papers), and I'm very determined to stay in academia (I love teaching, learning, researching, advising students and pretty ...
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Is it madatory to obtain an ethical clearance from my affiliated institute for an interview that is to be presented in a conference? [closed]

I'm a research scholar and I'll be presenting a paper related to publishing industry. I'm yet to interview concerned participants. I have obtained consent from them through a consent form. But I haven'...
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How to find your contract and employee handbook in the UK?

When talking to employment lawyer friends about workplace issues, they always suggest you read your employment contract and the employee handbook. But as far as I can tell these things don't exist at ...
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How to Address a PhD Student in an Email: Mr. or Dr.?

I am preparing to send an email to a PhD student and am unsure of the appropriate title to use in my greeting. Is it more appropriate to address them as Mr./Ms. or as Dr., considering they are still ...
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New faculty position – expectation to change research direction

I am mainly looking for advice, perspectives and thoughts from other colleagues. For many years I have undertaken self-directed research as a Senior Researcher in the field of mental health. It has ...
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Why Do Some American Universities Prefer Direct PhD Programs Over Master's for International Students?

In exploring graduate programs in the United States, I've noticed a trend where several universities offer fewer Master's programs for international students and instead have a larger number of direct ...
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Co-authors with little contribution

A paper I worked on with my supervisor previously just got submitted for publication. But I’m not really happy. One of the guys my supervisor brought in during preparation for the submission didn’t ...
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What is the chances of me getting into top 20 university in US with low gpa? (ranking from US News) [duplicate]

Background I'm a year 1 undergrad at The University of Hong Kong under the faculty of Engineering. My CGPA is 3.0-3.3/4.3 and converted to 3.5x - 3.6x/4.0 with WES GPA Convertor (free version, I did ...
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Collaborators write their departments for my (undergraduate) affiliation

I am an undergraduate student in the medical field. I have taken part in writing multiple articles with professors from different departments from my Uni. The way I see it, my affiliation should be ...
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Why there is low recruitment of Theoretical HEP doctarates as prof. in Academia

"I've heard through the grapevine that you have more chance of becoming a professional athlete than becoming a professor in theoretical HEP(high energy physics)" is one of the things i have ...
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Is this professor being unnecessarily harsh or did I actually make a mistake?

As a first-year PhD student, I've been receiving feedback on my dissertation plan from my supervisor and other professors. One of these professors recommended that I contact a professor from a ...
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Hard-to-find historical grey literature - any tips?

I am currently doing some research and a reference from 1982 has been cited in several more recent papers. The nature of the citations suggest this was a pivotal reference in the theory & practice ...
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Where to Put Research On Resume Meant For Industry Purposes?

I've been working as research assistant in a lab and I've been working on a project that I'm presenting at a conference in the future. I'm updating my industry resume currently, and under the ...
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What kind of publications can I submit on my own without the need of supervisors approval?

I am a geology PhD student and would like to publish some writings to academia to improve my profile, I do not aim for high-impact journals. I would like to publish by myself only because my ...
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If a reference is no longer publicly available, should you include the proofs of the results you cite from it?

I am writing a math paper and planning to cite 1-2 results from a non-published preprint article that I had found online a couple years ago. The original link to the document no longer works, since it ...
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Following up in a friendly exchange [closed]

I have been out of work and study for quite a long time, and have also decided to move country a couple of months ago. I dropped into the local Zoology Collection to enquire about volunteering ...
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What to do with a wide text in appendix of a paper [closed]

I am writing a paper and want to include my Mathematica commands in an appendix. By exporting my commands as a .tex file and including it in my paper’s tex file, I end at a text too wide to be fitted ...
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Designing a Teaching Innovation Study for Slow Learners in Civil Engineering [closed]

I am an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering. I have recently been tasked by the Department Chair to design a teaching innovation study with the focus to support and enhance the academic ...
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How to guide Junior Lecturers in teaching a short Mathematics course [closed]

I joined a university recently as a senior lecturer. I became senior recently too and with the new environment (new university is private and previously I have been in a state university), ...
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Are journals interested in reviews of books that are several years old? [closed]

It seems that most book reviews are published within a year of the publication of the book. I assume that the more recent the book, the more interested a journal will be in publishing a review. But at ...
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How to find gaps in mathematics/theoretical physics/mathematical physics ? How to proceed after that? (Undergraduate research and Publications) [closed]

How to find gaps in mathematics/theoretical physics/mathematical physics? I am interested to do independent research in physics though a purely mathematical/theoretical (pen and paper) approach with ...
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Am I experiencing discrimination from my professor, and if so, how can I safely go about this? [closed]

Edited for privacy reasons, my apologies. This has been resolved and I am getting good grades now. No longer e-mailing her/not asking for advice helped my situation. The issue, I’m pretty sure, was ...
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Would a PhD from Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand be accepted in the US?

I am planning to apply for a PhD program outside of the US but would like to know (I am not going for medical school, and assuming that the programs and universities are accredited in their respective ...
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Writing a meaningful paper of descriptive analysis/exploratory study [closed]

I have conducted a study with a rare type of participants for my graduate thesis and would just like to present their characteristics in a descriptive manner. In my opinion, just presenting the ...
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Why do people dislike the resources I've used in the past to get into master's and Ph.D. programs?

I'm an autistic Ph.D student (US, 4.5 years in) who's been active on a fair amount of forums and have received a fair number of negative comments in the past month regarding my academic experience. ...
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Advice for job application to a university position as a non-student

I originally asked this question at the workplace.stackexchange, but they told me this may be a better place for my question. I am applying to a job at a nearby university as a lab technician. One of ...
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Comparing my results with those of the previous studies

I would like to present the differences between the results of my study and those from other previous studies since I do not have any control/comparison group in my study design, but still want to ...
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Which is More Valuable in Computer Science: Conference or Journal Publications?

In the field of computer science, there seems to be a unique emphasis on where research findings are published, with significant weight often placed on conference papers compared to other fields where ...
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I recently graduated with a University Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering, and I am thinking about becoming a Latin teacher. What should I do? [closed]

Per my previous question, I recently graduated with a University Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Osijek. However, I don't want to be a programmer any more. Merely ...
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Seeking Advice on Authorship Dispute [duplicate]

My supervisor, who had no contribution to my thesis work, instructed me to write a paper from it for clearance. I provided a draft, but he submitted it to a conference with himself as the first author ...
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Severely underperforming during my internship. How do I tell my PI that I want to do more to get a first authored poster at least? Or, am I unfit? [closed]

I'm a soon to be a 4.5 year Ph.D candidate (ABD) in Experimental Psychology. A few weeks ago, I started an internship at a nationally recognized hospital in central Ohio (for the summer) that took 9/...
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Use of "would have + past participle" in a scientific article

I want to ask if the use of "would have + verb in past participle" is appropriate in a paper. What is the correct way of expressing a hypothetical outcome when describing past events? I may ...
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Do abstracting journals still exist (in the natural sciences)?

As of this writing, the (APS’s information for authors example) states: abstracts are reprinted in abstracting journals The style guide for Reviews of Modern Physics (by the same publisher) states: ...
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I did not contest a wrong but inconsequential accusation of plagiarism – can this come back to haunt me?

I’m studying for my bachelor’s in computer science in Germany. Last semester one of my assignments was flagged for plagiarism. I had given my code to a friend for reference purposes, but he ended up ...
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How to Ask a Top Professor to Co-Author a Paper with Me?

I am currently working on a research project that I believe has significant potential. I have identified a top professor in my field whose expertise aligns perfectly with my research topic. I would ...
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Is it appropriate to award points for this answer? (experimental physics)

The experiment in question asks the student to take several measurements for the period with different pendulum lengths.* Then it asks the student to pick a length, with justification, before ...
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Has a publisher ever taken action against a researcher hosting the final version of their own paper?

There's an old paper (15+ years) of mine, with average citation numbers. It's pay-walled. I'd like to just post it on my web site, in its final version. Is this something I might regret? Has a ...
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in-text citation: multiple section of a book

I am using APA 7th and IEEE. In in-text citation, how to refer to multiple section of a book. I mean, i want to say in chapter C1, section S1 and chapter C2, section S2 the author talked about X. Here ...
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Machine learning researcher as a high-energy physics masters graduate [closed]

From what I understand, the majority of novel machine learning (ML) research is in applications such as natural language processing (NLP) and computer vision (CV). How can I focus my career on ...
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What is the general procedure to read and understand a research paper written by a third person? [closed]

I am reading a research paper given to me by my supervisor that was published by a research group at another university in another country. The aim is obviously to improve it. The paper is about ...
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Student dishartened by joint first authorship (unrightfully) requested by collaborator - what to do?

Clinical collaborator has collected samples of different body sites, performed assays using blood samples and collected metadata for all subjects. Our lab and collaborator's lab has PhD students. Our ...
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Who should I ask if I need further information about the submission guidelines of a journal?

Who should I ask if I want some further information about journal policies? I found something unclear in the author guideline of a journal in which I am interested in. I think the editor in chief is ...
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