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Can I include a solution my advisor came up with in my PhD thesis or be a co-author for a paper?

If your advisor essentially scooped you and published the results on their own, then you and your advisor have much deeper issues in your working relationship than this paper. In reality, I imagine ...
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Can we consider the Stack Exchange Q & A process to be research? And can we refer to it on our cv/resume, etc. especially for admission & funding?

No. In academia, research refers to a process whose goal is the creation of new knowledge - new for everyone, not just for you. The Stack Exchange questions that you are posting seem (by my cursory ...
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Can we consider the Stack Exchange Q & A process to be research? And can we refer to it on our cv/resume, etc. especially for admission & funding?

Contribution to SE is professional service, not research Posting questions and answers on SE ---whilst a valuable professional service--- is not considered to be academic research. Questions and ...
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How does “reproducing other labs' results” work?

With limited time & resources, it seems researchers would stick to their own project, however adjacent new results may be. Well, yep, there's the problem. Most labs have funding to perform a new ...
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How does “reproducing other labs' results” work?

The other answers are so far covering situations where some result is reproduced because of doubts. But there are also situations where the published result allows (is the only or presumably best ...
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How does “reproducing other labs' results” work?

There are a number of possibilities. Usually they are triggered because someone knowledgable has some doubt about published results. That might be just intuition, or it might be based on earlier work ...
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Can I include a solution my advisor came up with in my PhD thesis or be a co-author for a paper?

As your advisor is partly responsible for the success of your thesis, there is nothing awkward about discussing what work would you be presenting as a part of it. But now it seems a bit early for that....
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Can I include a solution my advisor came up with in my PhD thesis or be a co-author for a paper?

I imagine this problem is a subset of an even larger problem, and that larger problem is going to form the bulk of your thesis / paper. If so, then you'll still be able to include the result in any ...
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What was wrong in my reply that my research guide changed his mind?

I can work on the project only when I get time out of my job. I also told him that I am appearing in the PhD entrance exam in 1-2 years Your advisor isn't looking for someone to work on the project ...
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How does “reproducing other labs' results” work?

If you publish results, then at some point you would hope that someone picks it up and bases something better on your research. So you published that if you do A, B, and C, then X happens. And I ...
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Back Date publication

No The journal provides the date received, the date revised, and the date published. Since your paper was not received two years ago, the journal cannot say it was.
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Are there small citation mistakes in published papers and how serious are they? How often are they spotted?

Take a deep breath and relax: mistakes happen all the time, and most of the time they do not matter. The only really important questions here are: Does the mistake change the meaning of the quotation?...
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Is it possible to leave a research position in the middle of a project gracefully and without burning bridges?

Anyone who employs someone else in a temporary fashion should expect that person to leave at any time for a more permanent job. I am planning on giving him 4 weeks notice, have found two leads in ...
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Can we consider the Stack Exchange Q & A process to be research? And can we refer to it on our cv/resume, etc. especially for admission & funding?

Put it under Hobbies Having an active SE account indicates you have a genuine interest on the topic. This is good to hear for admissions and should be included on your CV. On its own however, SE is ...
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How does “reproducing other labs' results” work?

Question author says the following: I'm not in academia, and I confess I only consider this function in the context where it's News due to fails - ie, "So & So breakthrough is published, but ...
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Are there small citation mistakes in published papers and how serious are they? How often are they spotted?

As to "how much is tolerable": There is no clear upper limit for a tolerable density of citation mistakes. You navigate between two conflicting issues: It is obvious that you should try to ...
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Gift authorships and necessary actions

The amount of contribution is a fickle matter. Students tend to view it as very black-and-white and are overly protective of their work (and tend to deem others' contributions as insignificant), while ...
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Given my experience, how do I get back to academic research collaboration?

This advice is a bit different from that of EarlGrey and from some comments. The most important message I have is that if you want to join an existing collaboration then you have to have something to ...
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Gift authorships and necessary actions

A useful answer would require much more knowledge about your situation, which you probably should not provide. As a co-author, you should know who was responsible for this person to be included as an ...
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Can I include a solution my advisor came up with in my PhD thesis or be a co-author for a paper?

My answer here is intended only as an addition to the insightful answer already given by @Allure. During the course of my own PhD, I worked with a colleague (here called Q for convenience) of my ...
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How long does it take for a manuscript to get accepted in the International Journal of Surgery?

If you want to know what's happening to your manuscript, the best (and possibly only) way to do so is to write to them and ask. I note their website gives the email address of the editorial office; ...
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How many cites are necessary for a research paper paragraph summarizing one source (legal case)?

I once have asked this my supervisor. He said that no one will - or can - critize you if you do add a reference for each sentence, while you might be critized if you don't add a reference for one ...
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How does “reproducing other labs' results” work?

I have some divergence with the existing answers; my viewpoint is that reproduction is naturally built into the scheme of researchwork. That is to say, it is neither occasioned by suspecting some ...
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Publication during my intermediate work

Both IEEE and ACM have multiple conferences each year and many are held annually. If you are a member of either or both organizations they typically email announcements of upcoming conference ...
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Can you describe profile of respondents in the result section?

It depends: If you chose the respondents based on those characteristics, then it is part of your design and should thus be part of the methods section. If they weren't your choice, but instead an ...
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How does “reproducing other labs' results” work?

I want to emphasize the part that the answers that cbeleites and AppliedAcademic provided, repoduction is very often a core parts of the scientific workflow. But that part is much less obvious in the ...
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What if you used an older paper and based your model on it, but authors published a newer paper with modifications you neglected?

It depends on the purpose of your research. As G. Box said "all models are wrong, but some are useful"; wikipedia entry. For example, suppose you are modelling a biological phenomenon. Then, ...
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Is it possible to leave a research position in the middle of a project gracefully and without burning bridges?

With regards to giving 4 weeks notice. It's not really your choice as it will be specified in your contract how much notice is needed. It may be 4 weeks, it may not, so check what the minimum will be.
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