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comment What's behind the teen prodigies inventing things?
Even in mathematics, prodigies rarely do particularly great research in high school. Some do publishable work, but it's usually pretty pedestrian (and often heavily guided by mentors). There exist exceptions, like Jacob Lurie's high school research, but they are very rare. When you see a press release about a high school student winning a high-level science fair with a math project, it's still rarely a project that would be noteworthy if done by a professional.
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answered Where can I register for a cheap or free online or distance Ph.D. program?
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comment Are references with indication of page number uncommon in computer science?
I can't address how common citing page numbers in books is in computer science, but it certainly ought to be standard. I'd recommend ignoring the reviewer's comment.
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answered Intent behind Recommendation Letter requirement?
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comment How to calculate cross-price elasticity from p.e and i.e?
This site is for questions about academia itself, rather than about the many fields studied within universities. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be an economics stackexchange site, so I don't see a good place for your question.
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comment Why do some universities not allow dissertations to be publicly available?
Let me second Nate Eldredge's comment. Can anyone give a link to a university policy that forbids public distribution of dissertations? (There are certainly policies that allow students to limit public distribution under some circumstances, but I've never seen one that forbids students to put their dissertations on the web.)
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comment What procedures should I follow if my preprint is stolen and published in a journal?
Do I understand right that you never submitted the paper to the journal or authorized publication (for example, some Creative Commons licenses would allow publication with no notice or additional permission), and that no coauthor did so either? Did the journal article appear under your name, or was it plagiarized?
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comment Are researchers permitted to mislead subjects about the purpose of a trial?
Studies involving deception are certainly allowed under some circumstances (see, for example, ora.research.ucla.edu/OHRPP/Documents/Policy/8/Deception.pdf). But I'll leave formal answers to those with more experience with these issues.
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answered CC-licensing course slides
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comment Importance of grades as a graduate student in math
What do you have in mind as a "low grade"? In my department, an A- is fine for a grad student, a B looks worrisome (so you'd better not get too many), and a C is a disaster. But this may vary between departments, so you'll need to calibrate for your own situation.
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answered Is my plan for sticking with my incompetent advisor reasonable?
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answered Professor will not write a letter of recommendation because I have restricted access to my records under FERPA, is this legitimate?
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comment How to work on a research problem while sleeping?
This question appears to be off-topic because I don't think it's about academia. It's an interesting question, but I don't think the subconscious plays a special role in academia compared with other creative professions, or that academics in general have particular insight into this.
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answered Is there a Post-doctorate Equivalent for an ABD (All-But-Disertation) status?
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answered In what situations would it be appropriate to include one's photograph in a CV?
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answered How to express dissension as a grad TA while maintaining professionalism
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