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Where to find papers when Google Scholar and libraries fail?

If you are at a university, you can go to your library and request the article through their document delivery service. This is a service available through every university library I know of, and a ...
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How to convince team members we need IRB approval?

In my experience in the US, it is rarely up to researchers to determine by themselves that their research needs full IRB review when it involves human subjects in any way. Additionally, "exempt&...
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Where to find papers when Google Scholar and libraries fail?

Kindly ask all the authors that recently cited that paper ... at least one of them must have a printed copy or a pdf that can be shared privately with you. Start from here to look for all citations ...
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Do professors in pure mathematics hire non-PhD research assistant?

In pure Mathematics, there is less need for research assistants. The typical jobs of an RA such as conducting experiments, wrangling data sets, doing literary search, are not there. Research in pure ...
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How to convince team members we need IRB approval?

united-states One argument I've heard before from my colleagues is "we don't need IRB permission for this study since it is 'exempt' because it fulfills <insert exemption category here>.&...
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How can I enumerate the past research to show my research is noteworthy?

As I'm putting together this data, how can I show there's a hole in the current research without citing hundreds and hundreds of papers? You are being asked to cite hundreds and hundreds of papers (...
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Where to find papers when Google Scholar and libraries fail?

Based on similar references elsewhere, I think it is in "Proceedings of the Fifth British Combinatorial Conference". https://lccn.loc.gov/77361732 See reference 4 in https://hal.archives-...
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Being a research intern in a research institute

No, it is not normal to be unpaid for the kind of work your describe, though sometimes students will work on research projects for credit rather than pay (which, in fact, they may pay for), and ...
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How to convince team members we need IRB approval?

Academia varies more than you think it does. I work in an area without human subjects research, so I'll address the interpersonal issues of this only. First of all, I wouldn't try to persuade your ...
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How to convince team members we need IRB approval?

Simple: If you do not have IRB approval, journals can, and in my experience will, refuse to publish your work. Simply from the information that you are using "qualitative interviews" it is ...
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How can I enumerate the past research to show my research is noteworthy?

It is not possible to enumerate all works. First, in the area of unmanned vehicles, there are upwards of 10K+ papers. Second, it is impossible to check whether you have covered all papers. ...
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How to get an idea on what to do or propose in research?

As someone with zero background in this area, here is what I tried to do in ten minutes: I looked up Machine learning in bioinformatics on Wikipedia. Searching the page for "2021", I came ...
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Is a supervisor a not good one if they don't provide you with a realistic project?

hey maybe this wasn’t exactly how PhD studies should go. trust me it will help me in my heeling process. That’s all I’m looking for.... But I worked 5-midnight so none of that was available to me. ...
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My first article got major revision

Congratulations. If they give you major revision, you have to revise the paper thoroughly. While they are in their rights to reject the revision, this is now somewhat unlikely, unless, of course, you ...
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Circulation and submission

Generally, private circulation is fine. Sending it by email to some people, with a request not to pass it on, won't cause any issues. Putting it in a public place (website, ArXiv,...) is a different ...
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How can I enumerate the past research to show my research is noteworthy?

Although some other answers have suggested a comprehensive systematic review, I do not think that is feasible or even desirable for your purpose of providing evidence for novelty for a single project. ...
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How much is the freedom of research after tenure?

As for the freedom of research: The situation with research is not so different from the freedom of speech in many countries. Yes, you can say whatever you want. But (i) you don't have the right that ...
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How much is the freedom of research after tenure?

Normally this is something that is negotiated between faculty and administration on an annual basis (or so) and is more related to future salary and duties than to tenure. Usually ending tenure ...
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How can I enumerate the past research to show my research is noteworthy?

You must cover all the ground but you don't have to start at one end and chop your way laboriously through the forest of papers on this topic. Your main task is to demonstrate that existing literature/...
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How can I enumerate the past research to show my research is noteworthy?

You might want to start by testing whether the hypothesis is correct. Try and actively look for papers that are similar to the proposed work.
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Can i submit paper that result's not expected?

Sure you can, some of the most important papers in the past century were on results that were not expected (e.g. Michelson-Morley paper, the papers that discovered dark energy). But such a paper needs ...
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Being a research intern in a research institute

Depends on your short and long term career goals. Some people take unpaid internships because of local culture. However, in some countries unpaid internships are frown upon as the society is ...
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My first article got major revision

There is a strange double message here. First: acceptance with a major revision is a good thing. It's an acceptance. In response to One of reviewers sounds unreasonable while the other was asking ...
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How do I participate in a major scientific research as a data engineer?

The answer seems obvious. Since what you want is nearly impossible to do on your own (major scientific research), you need to get connected to some serious researchers, either in academia or industry, ...
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Where to find papers when Google Scholar and libraries fail?

The following may be useful if you have access: https://mathscinet.ams.org/mathscinet/pdf/396347.pdf?pg1=MR&s1=53:214&loc=fromreflist I also found the following citations with slightly more ...
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