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How can I convince my supervisor that I have enough data to support my findings?

I am a final-year Ph.D. candidate in a physics-oriented field. Over the course of my program, I have developed a postulate which leads to some contradictions with some of the...

Asked on 11/28/2021 by ConfusedPhD101

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Can a Letter of Recommendation be effective without much coursework

I'm applying to grad schools this coming fall and have 2/3 letter writers lined up, and am just trying to make a decision about the third. I took two classes...

Asked on 11/28/2021

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I publish under a one-word name, which Google Scholar does not index. What can I do?

I publish under a single name (no last name). As Google Scholar does not recognise me as an author I face several issues with citation counts and wrong bibliographic data...

Asked on 11/25/2021 by Abhishta

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Publishing Unpublished undergraduate research after a decade

I want to see whether I can publish my undergraduate work after a decade. Context: This is to support my academic career as I am planning to apply for a...

Asked on 11/25/2021 by Nipuna Weerasinghe

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What to mention as funding source as a graduate student funded by the school?

I am a PhD student in mathematics, and I will be submitting my first paper soon. Part of the guideline is to denote whether I’m being funded (“supported”) and by...

Asked on 11/25/2021

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How to judge a potential graduate student based on a short interview?

In my department, we typically have many more applications for MS/PhD students than we have open positions, so it is a "buyer's market" from the professor's point of view. Each...

Asked on 11/25/2021 by roger-reject

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Formalities for video submitted with paper?

A conference mentions "Supplementary material (images, video, etc.) may optionally be submitted with papers, must be submitted as a single zip file and be no larger than 100MB.". So along...

Asked on 11/23/2021

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Deferring PhD offer

If I receive a PhD offer, is it typically considered acceptable or possible to defer the start of the PhD by, say, 2 years, for a job and then join...

Asked on 11/21/2021

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How to state incomplete Ph.D in CV (not defended yet)?

I have read few tags and i could not find appropriate answers. So, here i am writing again. I have completed my Ph.D research work, and completed all the credits...

Asked on 11/13/2021 by kapr0001

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Does switching majors look bad for graduate admissions?

Here's my situation: I've want to get into a master's or PhD level program in biomedical engineering. However, the college I go to does not offer a biomedical engineering degree....

Asked on 11/13/2021

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