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Can I decline a professor's request for video conferencing?

Yes, you can decline the request. However, just like you can decide to only work with people who are willing to communicate solely through text, the professor can decide that they prefer video and are ...
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Can I decline a professor's request for video conferencing?

Try to put yourself into the Professor's (let's call them X) position: X makes a completely valid request that indicates that X is interested in working with you. You deny this request and force on X ...
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Forgot to debrief participants on an old qualifier project. Can this error cause my qualifier project and poster I did on it to be revoked at all?

Debriefing is not a universal requirement in human subjects research. I have never written one in an IRB I have submitted. This is what my investigator's manual says (but check yours; emphasis added): ...
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Is 18 references in a 18 page article too little?

There is no "right" number of citations for a paper, only the number that you need in order to appropriately position the paper with respect to its background. There is especially little ...
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In group meeting, one colleague presents my ideas as if they are his original ideas

So lots of this depends on context, too. Let me give an example. My coworker developed an econometric method for his dissertation. We've since started working together, and I translated his R code ...
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In group meeting, one colleague presents my ideas as if they are his original ideas

I think the concept of arguing over ideas at this stage is silly, but people get tied up in "who came up with it first". It always leads to these sorts of situations. In a perfect world, ...
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Is it common for community colleges in the US to have IRBs?

I'll sketch out an example where I teach. CUNY (City University of New York) includes seven community colleges, eleven senior colleges, and seven professional institutions. Among those, the Graduate ...
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Is it common for community colleges in the US to have IRBs?

I think the only way to find out is to do what you're doing and research specific schools. As far as I know it isn't common for community colleges to have IRB's or really support research at all. It ...
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More than two years in a journal

Waiting 1-2 years, even for the first revision, is not unusual. I understand your impatience and frustration, but you cannot do much now. Writing to the editor is OK after some time; journals usually ...
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Can IRB approval be reversed?

Absolutely, at least in the US. There are legal requirements for re-reviews after a certain amount of years. The study approval will lapse if you don't keep up on the paperwork. If you expect to re-...
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Can IRB approval be reversed?

There's perhaps a disconnect in expectations here - you say 'agreement' to do research, which implies you're thinking of the discussion with the IRB as a contract or similar. However, IRB reviews are ...
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Should I switch labs to work on a topic that interests me more or stay with great current PI?

You need to care about your subject/topic - your fascination for the topic will get you through the hard times (and there will always be hard times during a PhD). At the very least - discuss this with ...
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Should I switch labs to work on a topic that interests me more or stay with great current PI?

Since you are asking the question you already realize that there are tradeoffs. I suggest that you speak (personally) with each of the PIs giving your concerns. It might be that the "great" ...
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Should I switch labs to work on a topic that interests me more or stay with great current PI?

Search for the project you would like to work and find the PIs that work already in that or would be interested to assist you. Doing something you don't find interesting and then applying also for PhD ...
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Can a modification of an existing method be still named original resarch

Expanding on (i.e. stealing from) a comment of Christian Hennig, the answer is yes, it can be, but it may not be. It is a judgement call by those who evaluate your work, such as reviewers at a journal....
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Can an author change the title of a paper to be published again in a special edition of a journal?

"Camera ready" is just a colloquialism for the final version, going back to a time when things were literally archived on camera film (in some cases this still happens). It doesn't imply any ...
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Would applying for a tenure track position while I am a visiting instructor look bad to the institution and my colleagues if I am not selected?

It seems like you are a lecturer at the same place you are doing your degree, but this answer doesn't depend much on that. You have to start somewhere. And this seems like a low-risk opportunity. You ...
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On the merit of text-to-speech system during manuscript writing

I don't follow the logic of your question. It seems like you need machine translation more than text to speech. Assuming your dissertation students are a good source of material for publications you ...
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Forgot to give a copy of consent form to participants throughout qualifier project and dissertation data collection. What are my next steps?

If this is in the United States, you should consult your IRB immediately. They will probably say it does not matter, but it depends on your experimental design. If you attached something to your ...
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How to deal with collaborators prone to publish in MDPI?

The solution is fairly clear. First, find better collaborators if possible or work on your own. Second, when you begin a collaboration, since you say it is based on your ideas, set parameters about ...
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Forgot to give a copy of consent form to participants throughout qualifier project and dissertation data collection. What are my next steps?

Talk to your advisor immediately, in writing by email, and keep a copy of the email, to show that you were proactive about this. I would not expect this to be a major issue (it's certainly not on par ...
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Do you any have access to Computer Science Review Elsevier Journal MS word Template?

First of all, I suggest to follow @Stephan Kolassa advice and use Latex. You can find the Latex instruction linked in comment here. According to their FAQ as of the 16th of November linked here: Most ...
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Extending the PhD Project into Post-Doc

Not quite an answer, but an anecdote that might be helpful. Mathematician Bob Solovay once told me he thought the most important piece of research in your career was the first one after your ...
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Extending the PhD Project into Post-Doc

Couple of things here (even though I am from a different field, so customs may vary): What are your long-term goals? Do you plan to stay in academia for the long run (or hope/want to)? In this case, ...
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What are some methods to find a research gap?

Consider the assumptions made in the design of the research that a paper describes. What simplifications constrain the generality of its results? You can then set about reducing or eliminating those ...
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What are some methods to find a research gap?

By doing a literature review, you have got off to a good start in your search for a project idea. I have some recommendations, some of which you may already have done: Read the discussion sections, ...
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What are some methods to find a research gap?

On the one hand, this is really something an advisor should be helping you with, and one of the reasons why there is typically an advisor-advisee relationship at early stages of a young researcher's ...
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What are some methods to find a research gap?

Reading is not equal reading. Put on different lenses while reading. "What are the goals of the paper?" → What could be different goal? "How do the methods/proofs/… work in this paper?&...
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Is what I did common? Could it cause possible issues? Retook my Ph.D program's equivalent of some Master's courses I took and they count as electives

This and other questions of yours seem to suggest a focus of your concern on "the rules" and somehow suffering a consequence when someone discovers you haven't quite done the most optimal ...
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Is what I did common? Could it cause possible issues? Retook my Ph.D program's equivalent of some Master's courses I took and they count as electives

I don't know how "common" this is, but if it is acceptable to your current program then it is fine. In the US, the coursework in a doctoral program is usually to assure that the candidate (a)...
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Changing Subfields after PhD in psychology

This answer is a bit more general than your question and I am not a psychologist. In general, however, in a research field the biggest difficulty in changing subfields (or fields) is when the actual ...
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How do I get published as a student in Biblical Studies?

Speak with the program director or your individual professors. They should be able to advise you about what journals are ideal for your research and whether your writing is professionally sufficient ...
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