In the tour of this stack exchange, it is suggested that questions covering these topics should be posted:
- academic careers,
- requirements and expectations of students, postdocs, or professors,
- inner workings of research departments,
- academic writing and publishing,
- studying and teaching at institutions of higher education (universities, colleges, …),
Given that the Stack Exchange is called "Academia", would it not also be sensible to allow questions directly related to the practical undertaking of research, given it is so fundamental to academia?
As an example (and at the risk of having it closed), a question on the practical undertaking of research could be something like this:
A further example of one which has been closed, but which I believe could also fall under the practical undertaking of research:
I understand the latter question is intentionally specific, but to me, that feels like a very broad question that could help a broad range of community members. I am not sure rules which necessitate the closing of such questions are ideal for the community.