Tag: phd

307 I don't want to kill any more mice, but my advisor insists that I must in order to get my PhD 2016-04-29T12:33:01.500

220 How to avoid procrastination during the research phase of my PhD? 2012-12-16T04:01:18.577

148 Grant fraud, should I bust my PhD advisor? 2015-08-11T06:45:52.917

137 Will ISIS attacks hurt my PhD application as a Muslim? 2015-11-16T17:31:47.017

126 Why is my mood dictated so much by how well my research is going? 2016-06-14T17:53:28.837

126 Can leaked nude pictures damage one's academic career? 2016-11-11T02:24:18.223

124 Two years into my PhD program, and Mom is dying of cancer. Should I tell my advisor about it? 2015-08-28T03:07:11.763

117 Should I have doubts if the organizers of a workshop ask me to sign a behavior agreement upfront? 2016-11-11T08:21:59.837

111 What to remember when supervising female PhD students? 2015-12-29T07:22:35.950

109 Should I quit my PhD - workload, self-esteem and social life 2015-02-17T08:29:45.093

108 Do I not have the personality for a PhD? 2016-04-25T01:16:27.863

105 How does the admissions process work for Ph.D. programs in the US, particularly for weak or borderline students? 2015-02-04T14:10:36.477

103 Why do universities fund Ph.D. students in the sciences? 2016-05-18T13:47:48.667

99 How to stop feeling guilty about unfinished work? 2014-03-10T01:39:03.527

93 How to silence the voice that tells you you're being financially irresponsible by spending 4 to 6 years doing a PhD? 2017-10-02T22:33:42.657

91 If I quit my PhD, would it make my advisor look bad? 2015-12-03T05:45:43.413

90 I want to do research but I'm too old for a PHD 2014-07-09T18:25:43.347

88 What is a “sandwich thesis”? 2012-02-16T04:12:30.100

88 PhD student, issued contract at year 3 which will sign over intellectual property. Is it legal? 2015-02-24T18:25:06.183

87 Should I explain to the graduate admission committee why I am older than most prospective PhD students? 2014-11-03T12:55:24.457

86 Why so many people do a PhD even when chances of getting academic jobs on its completion are slim? 2018-02-11T16:06:24.747

83 Should I report an accepted PhD thesis in which the literature review is copied verbatim from sources? 2013-01-01T21:44:37.977

83 Is it true that PhD students need to work 10-12 hours a day every day to be productive? 2016-03-03T04:20:53.887

82 How to become well-known in the research community while being a PhD student 2012-03-14T16:02:08.657

81 Is doing two PhDs a good path? 2014-02-21T04:24:40.650

80 Is it appropriate (as a PhD student) to email other researchers asking about some details in their papers? 2017-05-06T22:25:01.443

79 What are the potential pitfalls of having a PhD? 2013-07-15T10:33:16.373

78 I am a PhD student and hate it here. How can I warn prospective students during admit weekend without ruining my reputation? 2015-02-10T08:04:52.557

75 PhD candidate vs PhD student 2013-07-05T13:35:42.753

75 Is it okay that my supervisor insists for me to work from my room at night? 2016-04-01T14:14:40.073

73 Use of first person in a PhD Thesis 2012-11-28T06:54:22.920

73 Should I answer this question about diversity? 2017-12-11T18:06:01.480

72 Can I legally omit the fact I hold a Ph.D. degree? 2018-02-28T03:53:42.523

70 Is it possible to work full time and complete a PhD? 2013-03-20T09:52:59.820

70 Are PhD supervisors responsible for informing students about legal issues pertaining to research? 2017-07-29T13:31:14.757

69 Is it considered normal to publish job offers inviting candidates to apply based on their gender and/or race in academia? 2017-08-24T16:08:58.693

68 Is it normal for an advisor to expect >80 hour workweeks from PhD students, and threaten them with dismissal? 2014-09-02T19:48:40.773

68 Can one or two emoticons be used in a PhD Thesis? 2016-01-18T19:44:51.437

68 4 Years in PhD. No publications and adviser keep changing my research 2017-01-27T00:08:56.857

67 Suspicion that fellow PhD student lets someone else do his job 2017-09-09T11:42:58.633

66 Can I slack off and get a PhD? 2015-01-22T15:16:00.100

66 Could Brexit negatively affect PhD students in the UK who are EU nationals? 2016-06-14T12:19:50.070

65 Points to consider when deciding whether to get married during a PhD 2013-04-07T12:28:09.773

65 What to do (years later) with otherwise good student who has accidentally plagiarised part of PhD thesis? 2013-06-24T00:44:57.460

64 What can I do to recover from a short term burnout? 2013-02-01T07:57:14.870

62 Is transferring to another university an option for an unhappy PhD student? 2012-07-17T18:09:15.513

62 Bad first month in my PhD 2018-01-04T13:48:47.703

61 University I rejected is asking which other one I chose over them; should I tell? 2017-03-28T15:49:14.777

60 Is it appropriate to buy a "thank you" gift for a PhD supervisor? 2014-09-07T17:39:19.140

60 What does it mean if a professor asks you to draft his reference letter for you? 2014-09-26T16:29:55.470

60 Why do people say you shouldn't do a PhD unless you want a career in research? 2015-09-03T15:58:44.520

59 How to evaluate potential advisers on grounds other than their research/publications? 2012-02-16T09:06:01.787

59 Do you not belong in a PhD program if you don't live and breathe your field of study? 2014-12-31T02:10:39.240

59 My advisor demands second authorship, but my collaborator contributed much more than him. I don't want to be unethical, what should I do? 2016-04-18T23:19:21.230

57 PhD thesis without acknowledgements 2014-06-17T15:52:36.640

56 Strategies to overcome "academic-apathy" in the final stages of the PhD? 2013-07-05T11:38:19.173

56 Self-Plagiarism in PhD thesis 2013-09-01T03:20:07.620

55 Can my UK PhD permit me to use the title "Dr.-Ing." in Germany? 2017-04-05T06:59:48.857

55 PhD and postdoc with no first author publications- realistically what are my career prospects? 2017-05-25T08:48:59.140

54 What questions should one ask to the former/current students of a professor before deciding whether to do PhD under him/her? 2013-03-10T20:02:42.683

54 I am currently debating whether to leave my PhD program- any advice 2013-05-05T03:15:41.333

53 Is a PhD right for you if you hate doing research in your free time but love doing it as a job? 2014-08-26T09:25:41.950

53 My adviser wants to use my code for a spin-off, but I want to use it for my own company 2016-10-07T10:51:17.657

53 Can I use a section of my thesis to "soap-box" about a meta-issue regarding research? 2017-04-11T13:10:06.603

52 Can two PhD students publish without involving their supervisors? 2013-12-30T12:00:06.823

52 How to overcome discouragement on finding major error in work just before paper submission? 2015-10-04T22:19:55.233

52 Is it normal for a PhD candidate to be dissatisfied with their PhD thesis topic, if the field is not hot? 2016-08-19T01:06:05.217

51 Is a university that grants me a PhD for $1000 and a copy of my unpublished book fake? 2014-06-14T19:23:13.200

51 Career advice: How can I move on from my probable PhD flop? 2014-12-11T01:33:28.480

51 How can I find out if someone really holds a doctoral degree? 2015-09-20T17:31:20.193

51 Would a high stack exchange rep make a difference in a job interview? 2016-01-15T23:40:18.423

51 Verification of PhD from Harvard 2016-08-26T12:53:44.277

51 Writing ads to attract female PhD candidates 2017-12-20T14:27:16.973

50 What are some options for a graduate student abandoned by Ph. D advisor? 2012-09-11T17:59:09.640

50 How to deal with the frustration of doing PhD at a low-ranked university 2013-04-01T02:54:01.557

50 One week to go in the final PhD submission and I have lost the will to work on it. Help! 2016-12-04T18:38:10.647

50 Can I have a PhD in one field, and be an avid academic contributor in another? 2017-07-25T15:29:42.670

50 The feeling of inferiority entering a PhD program due to one's undergraduate school rank 2018-02-15T22:00:48.270

49 How to contact professors for PhD vacancies? 2012-03-28T04:55:08.567

49 Quit PhD and find a job 2013-11-20T14:49:50.270

49 Asking 'silly' questions to doctoral supervisor 2017-08-14T20:54:31.500

48 What post PhD path alternatives are there? 2014-02-21T10:26:00.353

48 How hard is it to succeed in research after an adviser's death midway through PhD? 2015-01-15T16:23:53.083

48 How can a researcher in his early career attract good PhD students? 2015-04-24T17:23:04.673

48 How do I know how well I am progressing in my PhD? 2017-03-07T21:42:29.763

48 Why would a professor (say in pure math) want to take PhD students? 2018-02-14T03:07:23.290

47 Is there such a thing like "18-months/half-time syndrome"? 2013-01-22T07:47:39.977

47 Better to give a poor/unfinished talk at a conference or cancel it? 2016-05-23T02:06:12.603

47 How can our department solicit more (good) PhD applications? 2016-09-04T18:16:44.923

47 Thesis reviewer requests update to literature review to incorporate last four years of research. Do I need to do this? 2016-10-20T16:44:57.633

46 How to find a good topic for a PhD research proposal? 2012-02-15T19:00:06.403

46 When does one go for a double doctorate? 2012-06-01T08:23:54.227

46 How true is the stereotype that PhD graduates are overqualified? 2015-05-25T05:54:44.467

46 What are the common mistakes PhD candidates make in their final defense session? 2015-09-04T19:59:14.993

45 How long before PhD graduation should I start applying for post-doc positions? 2012-11-16T14:53:23.380

45 How do I know that I have truly lost interest in research and should drop out of a top CS PhD program? 2017-09-10T16:49:53.403

44 What happens if someone publishes a paper on your current PhD thesis topic 2017-05-17T03:38:18.910

43 What ratio of PhD graduates in STEM fields ultimately end up as (tenured) professors? 2014-02-26T05:42:24.593

43 Percentage of PhD's in mathematics with no publications 2014-07-26T10:36:58.873