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Some journals give free access to articles after publication for limited time. If you need older articles: google scholar crawls open copies and arXiv researchgate (ask directly the corresponding author for a copy) reddit/scholar sci-hub Read the according thesis if available, but often thesis are publicly published on university servers


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This is going to depend a lot on your discipline. Some disciplines are very good at keeping papers and preprints publically available. For example, most math and physics papers get papers put up on the arXiv but this is rarer in other fields. Some other fields put papers up on SSRN, but some fields don't up up almost any preprints. It isn't clear from your ...


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Recently discovered a "top citing researchers" feature on ResearchGate. Unfortunately, RG doesn't have complete data, but it might be a start.


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State of the art refers only to the very highest accuracy ever achieved up to the point that you write your paper in computer science (I work in the field).


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Yes. Google scholar is your best tool and friend. It will tell you how many times a paper was cited and by which papers. Here is the help site, it is directed towards your own papers but once you check any paper you can see the cites. https://www.google.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html#citations


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I took a quick peek at the chapter on functions in the book you cite. It is available online, of course. I found it to be a rather standard, if formal, presentation of the material. The one thing I quickly noticed is that it refers back to the earlier (Class 11) book. I suspect that there is an assumption that the student has used this series throughout, ...


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Agree with Jef's reply. It sounds like you are stuck and ruminating as well which is preventing you from moving on with your current PhD. Many people work on a topic that they are less interested in and move towards their area of interest in their post-doc or free time. The distance between computational mechanics is not very far from nanomechanics of ...


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As far as I am concerned, I don't know personally someone who is or was in the same situation as you. However, being 4 years in in my own Ph. D. and knowing a lot of people who are doing one or finished one, I can maybe bring some perspective to your situation. Among people I know and including myself, I've seen two typical situations upon starting a Ph. D.:...


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Your job as a graduate student is to show that you are capable of doing research. It is the advisor's job to guide you in the choice of research topic. They themselves typically don't know in advance how difficult or easy this will be. If the topic is in fact easier than some of the topics that other students are researching, that is more of a (probably ...


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I started applying for jobs because the PhD is not giving me any knowledge at all, just monkey lab work togheter with people who disturb and try to mess around with my very small outcomes. This is called a toxic work environment! It is not specific to research/academia only, but it is a general problem. Unfortunately, it is not good for mental health to ...


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If you have published twice, presuming these are peer-reviewed journals, you probably have three reviewers and an editor on each paper that think your work is good enough to publish, and your own advisor. So consider the score 9 in favor, 1 against. There is a real phenomenon in Academia, in which if you figure out a way to present something simply, from ...


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Is it possible you're on the Autistic Spectrum? I did really poorly in the academic side of things due to my brain being wired differently and now that I am diagnosed, it greatly helps me understand why and opens doors for help in such areas as I excel at hands-on/practical things on a level way better than the average person. But explaining it still isn't ...


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If I read your question correctly, it seems that you want to do interdisciplinary work. That is highly valued in some places, even if it is a bit unusual. But to make it happen requires that you have an advisor who is on-board with the concept and that you have sufficient additional resources across the fields of study. This might mean a co-advisor. And if ...


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(slight edit to clarify my perspective after reading Buffy's answer) Is applying for PhD in mechanical engineering but not intending to do research with a mechanical engineering professor viewed negatively? In my opinion, you're asking the wrong question. Don't ask how the admissions committee will view this, ask if you should even be considering doing ...


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The first step before starting a PhD would be to find a potential supervisor who has some expertise in the research domain (not necessarily the specific topic). First there will be some discussion with this supervisor about the exact research topic and the motivations for the research: a PhD student's expertise in a particular topic is not enough to justify ...


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Novelty, importance and relevance The main criteria for publishable research in ML as in pretty much every other field is novelty, importance and relevance. Is your proposed solution or technique novel, and can you demonstrate that? You'd need to provide an overview of relevant literature and alternative solutions, and show how what you're proposing is new ...


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A single point of feedback says nothing about your future prospects. There are just too many possible sources of noise in the data. Maybe the professor had a paper rejected, or a scoop of his favorite ice cream dropped from the cone just before your talk. If the same feedback would arise repeatedly, that might be an issue.


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Perhaps the best route is to split the difference. Note the concern of one professor, but take heart from the support of your advisor. There are a lot of possible explanations. Perhaps the professor making the comment is overlooking some aspects that are harder than they think. Some things that look easy from the outside are harder when you get into the ...


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To add to GrotesqueSI's answer, while it might be meaningless to associate an exact number to "hard-working" students, as a lot of other factors matter, I am guessing you are asking this question as a way of setting a goal for yourself (or assessing your work-in-progress). A simple solution might be to pick a sample of 10-20 alumni that you consider to be ...


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Ten...Thirty...Three hundred... I'll be speaking from the "/humanities" side of your question but I am sure this applies elsewhere. There's no answer to your question, I'm afraid. There is no optimal amount of publications and there is no exact number that would indicate "hard work". Ten low-quality publications in non-peer-reviewed journals or books would ...


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90 percent of our life circumstances are never under our own control and despite of that you have come this far. Always have a positive attitude and give your best. Enjoy every moment of your life as an interesting journey. Life is too short to be resentful.


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Amusing quote from Dirac on this subject: 'I worked on it [quantum theoretical interpretation of kinematic quantities] intensively from September 1925. During a long walk on a Sunday it occurred to me that the commutator might be the analogue of the Poisson bracket, but I did not know very well what a Poisson bracket was. I had just read a bit about it, ...


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Keep in mind, I'm not in math, so I'm not sure how much a lot of this will apply. I think if you're just starting out and trying to learn the ropes, I think an important first step is to get a feel for what research looks like in your field so that you're better positioned to conduct your own research independently in the future. If I were guiding a ...


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This is possible. And any journal, in theory, will accept your work. However, I think you should seek out some feedback from an economist in the related area. Also, it is an unfortunate reality that econ journals are very 'clubby'. As an aside -- i am a PhD student studying macroeconimics. If you want to try and provide some idea of what you're doing, I ...


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Actually, your experience is probably (nearly) universal. Doing research requires a deep dive not a broad view. But it also gives you skills. Employ those skills to things that seem "interesting" to you and you will fairly naturally expand the horizon. In many fields it is impossible to know everything, as there is too much. Math passed that boundary ...


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To the extent your concern is about impact on the perceived dilution of your contribution, I would not worry about it. That impact will be nil: authorship norms vary by subdiscipline, by individual lab/department in some cases, and a lot is up to the discretion of the P.I. (As an aside, these differences are a perennial headache for those of us who do ...


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This is very much acceptable nad I encourage doing so. If you have reproduced someone else's work, it is also very appropriate and helps document your effort and further validate the original author's work if you publish your implementation of it. In fact, there is actually a scientific journal with the explicit purpose of publishing reproduced work like ...


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Overall, this is a net positive for the field: people are more likely to try a new method if good code is available. If someone publishes a paper about a method, they expect (and hope) that it will inspire the reader to use it. Two caveats: When you make your code available, include a README note stating that this is a clean re-implementation. (if your ...


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Science is all about reproducibility. You should reimplement others work and make it available to third parties, just like the original author made his work and results public so that others can learn from it. (They may not have made any software available, but they did describe what exactly they did, after all.)


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There are research papers that are discovered 20-30 years later and new interesting research is build on it, thanks to the internet and digital indexing nowadays. So if you can (?) publish your research and live for it and can finance it, nothing speaks against following your interest and intuition (e.g. Einstein) I will take an approach to also work on ...


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Since you are using 'will use' in your question I assume there is still time to make asjustments and will just quickly mention some things that you might still want to change in order your get it 'passed' as your thesis. You say you do not use a Likert-scale. Why not still change it to a Likert scale? (I will also suggest you use a neutral (midpoint) option ...


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There are a lot of different issues here so let me try and unpack them a bit. First of all, it is not ok for your coauthor to add others to the paper without your consent (or that of everyone involved for that matter). This is especially true if the paper has already been accepted for publication. In fact, some conferences expressly forbid this practice as ...


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It sounds like you are not yet a graduate student. Otherwise I'd suggest that you talk to your advisor about this. In the future, if your advisor suggests that you read something, and perhaps comment on it, then you should do so. The theory is that it is always good to make your advisor happy. But a random paper from a random person, especially another ...


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There are pages like http://www.arxiv-sanity.com/ to filter the mass of papers on arXiv and give you the chance to read what interests you most. Furthermore, you can also go through all recent papers on your phone (instead of browsing instagram, reddit or whatever), read the abstract and mark everything that might be interesting to later read. I'm not sure ...


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