Queries related to initiation, preparation, edit and presentation of a research thesis which is a long research report including personal research conclusions and outputs. This publication should only include personal research and if the person is copying something from another publication, he ...

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Is taking a method explanation from books and papers considered plagiarism?

I have been reading a few Q/A about plagiarism, but I still have a doubt about the use of books and papers to explain the method I am applying in my thesis. I mixed up the infos I found in a book ...
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What topics should go in the thesis Appendix?

I am not sure about some side-topics related to my thesis. During the development of the results I have to rely on some other mehods which are not the main topic of the thesis but since I used them to ...
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Who Owns the Publishing Rights of my Ph.D. Thesis?

I wrote my Ph.D. thesis without copy/pasting any of my prior published articles. Now that the university library got hold of my Ph.D. thesis; I'm wondering who owns the entire publishing rights of my ...
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What would be the top 3 or more considerations for a new student, while deciding on a PhD research project? [on hold]

I am trying to decide which project would be more worthwhile to spend my years on, in terms of publications, novel research and contribution towards my thesis defense. There seem to be several factors ...
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When is it useful to include the code in a thesis?

I am writing my master of science thesis and I am not sure whether I should add some of the code I have written: they are not proper programs, but more like input files to be fed to a commercial ...
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I didn't acknowledge someone who helped with my thesis, is there anything I can or should do now?

I received help with some aspects of my PhD thesis from a tutor (proofreading and graphics). Of the help I received, some mathematical notation they provided made it into my thesis. However, I did ...
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How to Access an American PhD Thesis?

I need to download the following PhD Thesis: "LH Jensen - Large deviations of the asymmetric simple exclusion process in one dimension" However this website forces me to pay for it. I think it is ...
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Finish writing Thesis or continue research [on hold]

I would like you to give me some advice about the next step in my work as a PhD student. Right now, I should choose between writing Thesis or continue doing some additional research. These research ...
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Use paper as master’s thesis or sign up to a “direct” PhD program (and use the paper for this)?

I’m currently a computer science (and mathematics) B.Sc and M.Sc student in my third year (since I started my B.Sc). At the second year of my B.Sc studies, I have started to work on research (in ...
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Should supervisors read acknowledgments before the printed version of the thesis?

I'm finishing my M.Sc. thesis and I sent it to my supervisors so that they can read it. In the final version, I would like to insert an acknowledgements page where I thank them. Should I include it ...
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My adviser is hesistant about letting me graduate. How should I handle it?

I have seen the work of previous and current students and I have done a lot more than them, and my dissertations is about 60% written already, however, my adviser seems to not be comfortable with the ...
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How to make thesis-writing feel less tedious?

I'm about to finish my master's thesis on a TCS topic (algorithms). I'm quite happy with my results; the most engaging part of the thesis was grappling with getting up to speed on the state of the ...
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How do I reference papers correctly in my masters thesis? [duplicate]

I have searched but not have found a similar question, although I am sure a duplicate exists. I am currently in the process of writing my masters thesis. I am being very careful about my sources and ...
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Master in IT Research Project Topic [closed]

Please help me to find Master in IT Research Project Topic in Microsoft Dynamics ERP or Apache/PHP/MySQL area. Thanks, Kolitha
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How cite sources of 100-years-old analytical technique in a theory section?

In my master’s thesis in inorganic characterization, I have a theory chapter about X-ray (powder) diffraction. This technique is almost 100 years old, and have been described in a vast number of ...
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Thesis: does the first page of Chapter 1 need to be in odd page?

After reading some PhD theses, I realize that the first pages of Chapter 1 are always in odd pages. I wonder if this is just a coincident or it is an unwritten rule? Thanks.
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Comprehensive Guide for Ph.D. thesis in Mathematics?

Could any one recommend some comprehensive guide (online version preferred) for writing a Ph.D. thesis in Mathematics? I did some google search but there are too many results and it is difficult to ...
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Leaving a Master's Degree Early for a Doctorate Degree?

I am currently enrolled in my fourth semester of my master's degree program in psychology and this should be my final semester. Due to issues stemming from myself and my relationship with my mentor, ...
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When to take questions during a thesis defense?

I am going do do my thesis defense next week. I am not nervous. On the contrary, I am so over-relaxed that my instincts tell me this will cause a problem during my defense. I am not sure when to take ...
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What to name a section at the end of thesis containing original material for future development?

I have written my master thesis. The last chapter is "Summary and Conclusions". After this chapter which ends the thesis, I want to add a specific note of my own. It is a new idea which needs lengthy ...
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How to make efficient PhD research in absence of the supervisor? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student, in my situation I work totally alone and freely , the good thing here is that I have learned to be autonomic and I can guide my research by my own, however, In comparison with the ...
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How hard is it to succeed in research after an adviser's death midway through PhD?

TL;DR: How hard would it be to finish out a Ph.D. and have an effective early career (as a pure mathematician) after my adviser has unexpectedly passed away? My department does not have any ...
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Sending M.Sc. dissertation to a big conference

I am a very recent Ph.D. student (since October 2014), and the deadline date of the conference in which I want to participate is quite near. I don't want to miss the conference, but as I am so new in ...
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Research reference or source for study before selecting thesis topic [duplicate]

I would like to do my master thesis on image processing. What will be best approach for study and selecting topic on this field?
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How to phrase potential contributions in thesis proposal?

I am pursuing PhD in Computer Science. I am working on writing my PhD dissertation proposal. My main contribution in my work is going to be about data classification and prediction model. How should ...
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Worldwide Dissertation Database? or French, German, Italian ones?

Is there a global/worldwide database of dissertations? If not, how can I access French, German, Italian, etc. dissertations online?
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How can I find out if a student’s thesis is just the translation from his native language (Spanish) to English?

One of my student’s MA thesis is very well done. I know him and I worked with him enough to notice that something is going on. I talked to him and he always seemed confused about what he was doing and ...
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How to thank a teacher in a thesis?

Given that a student wants to thank you her teacher for her assistance to her project thesis, is it polite if she writes any of this at the end of her thesis: Thanks to your assistance, my project ...
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What are the main factors that mean Humanities PhDs get published as books?

In both this comment and this answer it is conveyed that in the humanities, PhD thesis are viewed as a first draft of a book and are often published. There are probably a number of factors that have ...
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Is it OK to have many graphs, tables, and images in a masters thesis?

I am writing my master thesis. In my document I have lots of tables. images and graph. Is this have a bad effect on any academic person when want to evaluate my thesis. I ask this question because I ...
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What is expected from a mathematics student bachelor's thesis?

Well, I like maths, I like studying it and applying it. But I always feared the moment when I'd actually have to do a thesis. I'm in my third year of bachelor's studies. What I was wondering about is ...
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Referring to myself in my thesis

I am not an English native speaker and I wrote my thesis in English. If in the title page of my thesis I would like to write Advisor: "The name of my advisor" M: "My name", then what should M most ...
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Best margins for master thesis written in LaTeX

I'm writing my Master's Thesis with LaTeX and I'd like to know what are the best margins I should use. My university doesn't force any template. LaTeX default margins seems to me too large. Do you ...
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Write a computer science thesis in native language or English?

I'm a computer science student, currently at the Bachelor level. I'm also not a native English speaker. My native language is Dutch. This year, I have to write a thesis. I've always been told at my ...
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Why do US universities have strict formatting requirements for dissertations?

Recently, I got a mildly panicked email from a friend/collaborator who was preparing the final manuscript of his thesis. He had just noticed that page numbers were a fraction of an inch closer to the ...
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Graduate without a job offer or delay

I am posting here for the first time. I am Canadian 6th year grad student in USA. My adviser is rushing my graduation, which is a good thing. But, he is telling that he has ran out of funding and want ...
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How important is the thesis document for judges on the day of the thesis defense?

I want to defend my thesis in the computer networking field on master degree . all things are done. And now I want to write my thesis document. Is this document important for judges in the defend day ...
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What can I do if I find errors in someone's thesis?

I was browsing someone's thesis from a US university. I found several typos and missing (incomplete) sections. There was no plagiarism and dishonesty though. What would happen if I write to their ...
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When shall one write a mathematical expression as a separate line in a paper/Ph.D. thesis? [duplicate]

When do we write a mathematical expression on a separate line, and when do we write it inline with the text? I believe that the answer is the same for researching papers and Ph.D. theses, or maybe ...
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How to Direct the Reader to the Background and Terminology Section?

While writing a thesis, suppose that, one wants to inform the reader that he/she needs to have a basic knowledge of some topic to understand the following. If the term is explained in Background and ...
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Is it expected that a part-time masters student publish before transferring to a PhD?

After reading this question, I am curious as to the publication expectations for part-time students. I am a Mlitt Student (working full-time and studying part-time) and am in the process of switching ...
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What is the strategy to identify natural experiment as a PhD student?

As social scientists become more concerned with causal inference, a good thesis these days needs some sort of quasi-experimental strategy. For example, an economist wants to know the effect of ...
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What is the best way to find an external examiner for an MSc (e-government)

I am an advisor trying to find an external examiner for my student for an MSc (area: e-government). Currently the thesis is at the proposal stage (which also needs to be assessed by an external ...
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Is it advisable to have a master or PhD thesis topic in mind before entering graduate school?

This is a question that fascinates a lot of people prior to attending graduate school. The question whether one should already have chosen a thesis topic so that all efforts will be put on creating ...
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On what factors is a dissertation approved

What are the factors that are considered when granting a PhD degree. For example, if a person has published excellent papers, but their dissertation is not perfect i.e. omissions and typos, would the ...
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Mediocre Thesis Topic. Does this Hurt my Reputation

Just curious as to the effects of publishing a mediocre PHD thesis: After sitting down and taking a cold, detached, look at my thesis topic, I realized I was given a pair of coobook-style problems, ...
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How to formulate my resume, if a PhD defense exam fails with mark “Dissertation passed, Oral failed”

My PhD examination consists of two parts namely the dissertation note and the oral note. Unfortunately, it was fails with “Dissertation passed, Oral failed”. What could be the best way to form it in ...
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When should one include the proof of known results in a mathematical PhD thesis?

When writing a PhD thesis on mathematics one needs to quote many results by others, such as The following theorem was proved by ABC in [1]. Theorem. Bla, bla, bla... My question is when ...
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Should I write to invite a professor to be my PhD thesis examiner? [closed]

My supervisor has already invited formally the professor to be my examiner. Do I need to invite the professor personally as he may learn more about my work? Is there any conflict of interest to do ...
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Is organizing a thesis competition a good way to connect academia and business?

I would like to ask if you think that organizing an international thesis competition is a good way to bridge the gap between students (mostly graduates) and companies. The idea is to have a lot of ...