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Reference data (reference letters which should evaluate your scientific qualifications)

  1. Nov 5, 2015 #1
    I am requarid to submit reference letter with complite reference data (of my recomendator)
    could you tell me what dose reference data means?

    Is it just list of publications of something else? o_O
     
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  3. Nov 5, 2015 #2

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    Is "reference data" the original English or a translation? I have never heard of such a thing.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2015 #3
    yes, it is original english..
     
  5. Nov 5, 2015 #4

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    It appears that "... reference data (of my recomendator)... " might be a bio or cv of the person who wrote the letter of recommendation.

    Zz.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2015 #5

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    Then can you show us what they want in context?
     
  7. Nov 5, 2015 #6
    2 reference letters
    which should evaluate your scientific qualifications for a
    doctorate at ETH Zurich. Preferably hand in letters with original signatures and complete reference data of the authors.

    here is in german:
    2 Empfehlungsschreiben
    in denen Ihre wissenschaftliche Qualifikation im Hinblick
    auf das Doktorat bewertet wird. Bevorzugt sollten original
    unterzeichnete Briefe mit vollständigen Kontaktdaten der
    Autoren abgegeben werden.

    which I just translate by google get this:

    2 letters of recommendation
    where your academic qualifications with a view
    will be assessed on a doctorate. Preference should original
    signed letters with full contact information
    Authors are submitted.

    I Think that is solution: reference data = contact information
     
  8. Nov 5, 2015 #7

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    Yes, it looks to me like "contact information" is the correct translation here. E.g. postal address, e-mail address, telephone number.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2015 #8

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    Translation:
    2 letters of recommendation in which your scientific qualification concerning the PhD application is appraised (estimated, evaluated). Appreciated are originally signed letters with the authors' complete contact data.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2015 #9

    micromass

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    So it is not original English then?
     
  11. Nov 9, 2015 #10

    fresh_42

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    If you regard "academic qualifications with a view" or "Authors submitted" as good translations, then yes, it is.
    I just wanted to help and clarify. Seems to be not welcomed though as long as one doesn't have 10,000 posts or a PhD.

    Your critics doesn't seem to me as neither justified nor a scientific objective approach.
     
  12. Nov 9, 2015 #11

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    ??
    I was not criticizing you at all?? The post was meant for the OP who said it wasn't a translation. Nothing in my post was addressed to you??
     
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