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Is it always acceptable to publish working papers on your website before submission to a journal?
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If the journal has blind peer review, make sure that the working paper has at least a different title from the submitted manuscript. Otherwise the editor may reject your paper, because reviewers could ...

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Legality and feasibility of digitizing old text books and course notes for private use
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How did you handle it? With an unstapler, a xerox/scanner with paper feed (and a few after-hours spent listening to my mp3 player and hoping the xerox machine wouldn't clog). Is it even ...

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How to find out someone really holds a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Hungary?
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If the document doesn't say "doctor" or "PhD", then for all practical purposes it can be asumed that he doesn't have a doctoral degree. The burden of proof is on him to present valid (and reliably ...

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Getting published: writing a book chapter in linguistics
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In my discipline in the social sciences, book chapters are typical outcomes of workshops or of (repeated) conference panels. The book editors usually organize the workshop, which includes funding, ...

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When is applying for a postdoc too early or too late?
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Assumptions: I take it you have worked on a stipend and thus are not eligible for unemployment benefits; and like too many PhD students you couldn't build a financial buffer. There are three issues ...

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Are there any research databases that accept submission of published articles?
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From Wikipedia: The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a website devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. SSRN allows you to submit ...

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Where to put the theoretical framework in a PhD dissertation (social sciences)
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A different structure works for different manuscripts. However, the theoretical framework typically follows after the introduction and the literature review. The review should motivate the research ...

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"Duke University Press" vs "Duke University Press Books"
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It doesn't matter. Pick one option and stick to it also when citing other books from Duke. I would go with the shorter and more frequently used version.

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When citing a book (Harvard) what should year be?
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You write down the year in which the particular book that you are holding in your hands was published -- not any earlier or later reprints, not the first publication. Since you are citing a literary ...

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Word limitation in journal paper
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The wording is obscure, and the only way to clarify it is to contact the editorial office. Contra the interpretation given in the previous answer, the requirement could also be interpreted as follows:...

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What program(s) can I use to automatically track a word count of my thesis
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You could track changes with git, and push your commits to GitHub at the end of each day. GitHub produces a nice graph, which also includes stuff that's edited out instead of only words added. A bit ...

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When do most students publish in a European PhD?
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There is no single answer that applies to all (continental European) countries and all disciplines. Take Germany as an example. In the humanities, it is quite common not to have published a single ...

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How to Acknowledge mail related to PhD Proposal?
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It is safe to assume that the receipt of an e-mail that has been sent to a group of people and that does not explicitly ask otherwise does not have to be acknowledged. They can be treated as an FYI. ...

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Is it better to give reference when I use the same sentence which state a fact or I must paraphrase it?
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You must provide a reference to each and every of your sources. otherwise you are plagiarizing. If you quote verbatim ("copy"), you must provide a reference and put the quote in quotation marks or ...

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MLA Works Cited question
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The reference list only indicates the page numbers of the whole article within the book or journal etc in which it is contained. The citation indicates the page(s) within the article to which you are ...

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I'm looking for an application or workflow which integrates data values into the writing process
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Almost everyone who has written a quantitative paper has been confronted with the problem of reading an old draft containing results or figures that need to be revisited or reproduced (as a result of ...

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What is the scientific term for a “research gap”?
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Contribution This would also work as a (sub-) section heading. I prefer it to "research gap/lacuna/desideratum" etc., because it focuses on what your research does to close the "gap&...

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How to prepare tables which collect results from other articles?
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One approach that I have seen (but I don't know how common it is) is to use a qualitative data analysis tool like MaxQDA. Basically you would store all papers in the QDA library and use the tool to ...

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Referencing someone else's Appendix with news articles URLs, or putting the links in my own appendix?
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This depends on the level of abstraction. If you reference a more general claim (a synthesis of parts of the appendix), it might be better to reference the appendix as a whole. If you reference a very ...

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Are there any good job directories for academic work?
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Many jobs are advertised by scientific associations or institutionalized networks of researchers. At least this is true for political science, but I figure it applies to other disciplines as well. You ...

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Rules or Laws to guide sectioning and sub-sectioning
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Yes, the are such organisations and rules. In fact, there are various standards for formatting documents, including sectioning. See e.g. the APA 6th or 7th edition, or the Chicago Manual of Style; ...

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Is Research Right for me?
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You give a number of reasons why you don't want a PhD and one reason why you might want it: A chance of a higher income after graduation. Is there anything else? If not, I would rather look for other ...

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Other students can easily cheat on a test and the grading system is relative - should I cheat, and what else can I do?
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As far as I understand, this "exam" is not graded. It is a performance test to allocate students into groups according to their needs and abilities. Even from a purely egoistic perspective, cheating ...

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Breach a Hiwi (TA) contract
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Resigning from and breaching a contract are two different things. Have you read the contract? Most likely you have to give notice one month in advance. Usually resigning with due notice is not a big ...

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Is the author of a letter of recommendation notified that their letter has been submitted?
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You will most likely receive a generic confirmation that your application has been received, which you can forward to the author of your LoR. If you want to be absolutely sure in advance, ask the ...

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Journals having format standards described in a commercial document
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Use a software package for your references. Free software such as BibLaTeX/Biber, Zotero, and others use CSL and can output APA-styled (and many other) references at the push of a button.

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Multiple references to the same author but without a date
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Follow whatever your required citation style demands. One option is to write "no date".

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A free tool that is capable of selecting questions from a pool and shuffle them randomly?
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Here is a solution in java script that runs in the browser or wherever you like. Here is a "random choice generator". And here is a "random name picker". You could give your questions short names ...

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Using a similar application essay I used before
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Plagiarism of one's own work is a contradiction in terms. It does not exist. However, duplicate publication is rightfully frowned upon, unless made explicit. Parallel grant application is allowed by ...

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zotero: can I manually change a citation style
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Yes, you can. Zotero stores citation style information in a file format that is called Citation Style Language (CSL). You can download and adapt style files in this format from several repositories, ...

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