Ian_Fin
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Withdrawing conference paper (after acceptance) due to budget issue
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I'll leave a discussion of the ethics of withdrawal to someone else, but the main consequence of withdrawing your paper will be just that: Your paper will be withdrawn. It's unlikely to be something ...

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Our teacher is encouraging us to use cracked software
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In the general case that you disagree with an approach that your teacher is using I would just suggest that you speak to the teacher and raise your concerns. However, as there's a legal issue ...

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What to do when you are invited to another university?
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Offering to give a presentation about your work sounds like a very good idea. I would suggest contacting the professor as soon as possible saying that you would be keen to present your work. By giving ...

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Can I cite email communication in my thesis/paper?
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The exact manner of how you should cite the communication may vary from style to style (often the date is included), but it's entirely reasonable to cite such a communication in a paper or thesis. ...

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Piece of identification needed at first registration day of a US conference
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If you're registered as a student (or some other role that gives you a discount) then you may need to bring proof of that, but otherwise I've never attended a conference and had to bring anything in ...

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What is a proper way to consider the supplementary materials as a reviewer?
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You say that a paper should be self-contained and understandable in its own right, and as this paper isn't there could be grounds for rejecting it. However, it's not the case that you've been sent a ...

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Can a student be a provider of letter of recommendation for research based MS - USA
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There are at least a couple of issues which could lessen the persuasiveness of any recommendation your student offers. Firstly, consider a mentor/lecturer/supervisor/etc. asked to write a letter of ...

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Ethics behind using external excel freelancer to help with my thesis?
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From what you've said in your question, it doesn't sound like there's a problem here. You said the information and the figures are your own, you've just had some assistance with making the data easier ...

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How often should I notify referees about my PhD application?
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My suggestion would be to get in touch with your referees and tell them you that you will be applying for several PhDs, so they should expect to potentially get multiple requests for references. You ...

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Is it okay to copy paste some part of my Bachelor's thesis literature review for my own Master's thesis?
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Obviously you should check the regulations at the institution that you are attending to see exactly what they say about this matter. With that said... Submission of a thesis often includes signing a ...

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Can I slightly change the title of my conference presentation?
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Given that, officially at least, the title of your talk will still be the old misleading one, I'm not sure how much there really is to be gained by changing the wording of your first slide, which ...

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How to score class participation, correcting for natural outspokenness?
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You want to grade people, in part, on their participation. If a person isn't speaking in class, whether it's because they're shy or because they have nothing to say, they're not participating. If ...

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Can a poster and publication have the same title?
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Obviously you should check for yourself with whoever you attempt to publish the manuscript with, but I've never seen a journal state that the title of a publication must be unique, and I have ...

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Can I cross-reference thesis chapters in my thesis literature review?
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The literature review of your thesis should set the scene that your own research will be taking place in, and should contribute towards motivating the work you do. However, it sounds like you're ...

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Protocol emailing R Package creators
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Assuming that the documentation does not explicitly tell you not to email the maintainers about bugs, and assuming that there's not a forum, bug-tracker, etc. for the package, then I think it would be ...

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What is a "splinter meeting"?
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A splinter meeting is a relatively small meeting that takes place at a larger event, such as a conference. It is likely organised by someone besides the conference organisers, and while it's typically ...

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Is it common to ask for reference letters from members of the MSc thesis committee when applying for PhD/Scholarships?
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In the UK at least, when applying for research jobs soon after completing a PhD it's quite common for one of the referees to include the external examiner of your thesis (a member of the committee ...

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Mysterious dashes in transcribed interviews for a dissertation
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I've never seen any mention of it in relation to particular academic style guides (I'm sure newspaper/media style guides will say something about it) but the use of dashes to represent abrupt, mid-...

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Emailing two professors who've co-authored papers I'm interested on working on
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From what you've said, it sounds like they're of equal status and you've given no indication that the work you may want to do is likely to be of more obvious relevance to one than the other. As long ...

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Does the bad (broad) master's thesis title have significant impact on graduate admissions?
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I'm not sure that having a broad title is likely to be particularly problematic. A title is just a title, and those reading your application are more likely to be interest in your ability to think ...

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When emailing a potential supervisor, should I offer to send them my researched material?
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If you believe that these papers provide evidence of your abilities as a researcher, and you can make them available to a potential supervisor then I see no reason not to state that they are "...

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Thesis contributions: where/how to specify them?
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Unless otherwise stated, it is reasonable to expect the reader to assume that everything discussed in your thesis is your own work. Therefore I do not see a need to explicitly state your own ...

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