this is my first post here (at this community, although I know Kaveh from CS).

Since this is related to CS and Research I would be very much interested as an undergraduate and researcher assistant to ask a question related to research practice. This is not about a particular cs method or theory, however related to cs and research.

Is this off topic? Can I get up votes for agreement and down votes for disagreement if this is appropriated or not and if not comments on where I could ask this?


  • $\begingroup$ The best thing is to look through the tags for similar questions: cstheory.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/research-practice $\endgroup$
    – Gopi
    Commented Apr 12, 2012 at 6:55
  • $\begingroup$ sorry I didn't understand your suggestion. Also, I would like to create this as an CW question but it seems I am not able to. Its definitely not a 'normal question type'. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 12, 2012 at 6:58
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    $\begingroup$ sorry for being unclear: there is already a tag research-practice, so some questions about research-practice are appropriate. Then the best thing to do is to look at the existing questions, see if your question seems to fit and act appropriately. As for CW, if you really want it to be CW, after writing the question you should flag it for moderator attention saying you want this to be CW. However have a look at our CW policy $\endgroup$
    – Gopi
    Commented Apr 12, 2012 at 7:04
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    $\begingroup$ If your questions is about a research related issue in theoretical computer science, then it can be on-topic, otherwise it is not. General questions about research practice should be on Academia, only questions essentially about theoretical computer science are on topic on cstheory. $\endgroup$
    – Kaveh
    Commented Apr 12, 2012 at 7:48
  • $\begingroup$ thanks that answers my question! $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 12, 2012 at 14:15


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