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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List unpublished masters thesis in preprints section on CV?

After I've defended my masters thesis, if I haven't published it anywhere, should I list it in the preprints section on my CV?
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How can I find images to use in my thesis that are free/unrestricted by copyright?

I need to add some images to my thesis. I would strongly prefer that these are free (no cost) and not restricted by copyright. I have used Google Image to find images, I don't know how to determine ...
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How much data is enough to be awarded a PhD? [on hold]

I feel my data is not enough to be awarded a PhD (compared to the work of others in my lab), but I have spent too much of my time as a graduate student (approx 7yrs); should I wind up and defend my ...
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What should I do if I found too many typos after my Ph.D. thesis being approved but before my oral defense in mathematics?

I am doing my Ph.D. in mathematics and did not have my thesis carefully proofread before submission (which is definitely a mistake that I wish to correct). My thesis was approved after submission and ...
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Difference between Phd degree while remaining a student, and after quitting a Japanese university?

I am currently enrolled at a Japanese university in the doctoral program of Mathematical and Life sciences, and have already been a student for last 4 years. I am waiting for the acceptance of ...
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Are there any online community investigations of PhD thesis plagiarism outside Germany?

In Germany there is a wiki-like webpage that investigates PhD theses for plagiarism: http://de.vroniplag.wikia.com/ On this webpage PhD theses that are suspected of plagiarism are investigated by an ...
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How to Properly Cite Linux Source Code?

I know, the question of how to cite source code has been asked before, but I did not found anything helpful for my specific situation. I am currently writing my master's thesis. My university does ...
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How to add long lists in thesis

We performed some bioinformatic work during thesis. Output of these analysis are more than 10 tables with 2000 rows each. We cannot add these in the printed version of the thesis, so we thought about: ...
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Master's program advice

A little background on my question. I recently gradated with my BS in Computer Information Systems and am looking to pursue a Master's program. I am also married with 3 children. I am looking for ...
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Literature review HELP. My research question: What factors inhibit Civil Society participation? [closed]

I am doing a Masters Degree Research Paper examining the reasons why more persons are not accessing the Trinidad and Tobago Green Fund which has approximately $US 567 Million for Civil Society to ...
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How to Acknowledge mail related to PhD Proposal?

I had applied for PhD Scholarship. Today i received a email from that foundation. They told me "As soon as you are ready with your PhD Study Proposal, please send it to Prof X" How to Acknowledge ...
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Is copying a sentence considered plagiarism? [duplicate]

In writing a phd thesis, if a sentence is copied as it is and given proper references, then will it be considered as plagiarism?
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Humorous or famous dictum as motto for a scientific text - is it appropriate? [duplicate]

Every once in a while I stumble upon a scientific book or article with a «motto», that is, a brief aphorism or short humorous stanza at the beginning, usually separated by its layout from the body of ...
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What is a legal and allowed method of getting a picture from Internet to be used in the cover of my thesis?

I need a picture from the Internet of micro bacterium which I want to use on my Thesis cover. Now just coping the picture and using it will be like stealing someone else's property. Hence I wanna know ...
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Referencing the reference?

Suppose I have a paper with the following text: Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you [3],[4]. As one can see, the author got the information from 2 other references. If I ...
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How to present ongoing dissertation research and get feedback on a one-on-one basis?

I am in the social sciences (political science) doing research largely based on fieldwork. Accordingly, my dissertation project has changed quite a bit in the four months since getting my prospectus ...
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Enhancing the plots from another person's research paper [duplicate]

I get some plots for comparision of different network simulation software. I need to include them in my thesis to provide details about the tool. The problem is that these plots are not of very good ...
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Erratum on my bachelor Thesis

I have written a thesis for my bachelor degree and next week I have to defend it. The problem is that I found some small mistakes (not spelling mistakes, but small mistakes in equations, a wrong ...
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How does one balance between working on a research problem and writing up the results?

I currently have two months before I have to submit my master's thesis (its a one-year program in the UK) and just finished data collection. Analysing the data is a time consuming process and I'm ...
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My Professor is pushing me in a problem that isn't solvable for the deadline

I have a month to finish an undergraduate research project required to receive my diploma and I am facing the situation when an undergraduate is too low in the academic scale to fight his/her ...
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How to mention an implementation tool in thesis?

In my MSc thesis implementation section, I have used two tools: Matlab and Python scripting. How should I introduce and mention them in my implementation chapter? Thank you,
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What should I do if I discover a typo in the title of my MS thesis after submission

After I submitted my thesis recently, I discovered that I made a very silly mistake in typing the title of my thesis; I missed one letter. Instead of implementation I typed "implemenation". The thesis ...
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Changing scope of a thesis to be more application-based [closed]

This is a bit of a weird problem, probably. Actually it isn't exactly a problem either, but something that has come up. For the record, I will be talking to my supervisor tomorrow morning, but if this ...
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How to indicate a 'summary' of some sort in a presentation

Soon I will give a presentation in college for a few professors. In this presentation I research a somewhat complex concept, though the focus is how said concept can be used in company X. So I'd ...
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Trade-off between content and style

I am in the UK and I completed an undergraduate dissertation. In my dissertation I went much higher than my level. All the content in my dissertation was at a masters level and everything was ...
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How would I go about applying for a thesis without being considered an “spam-bot disguised as an Undergraduate Indian student”? [duplicate]

The flip side of this question. First, a little background: I'm a student from BITS Pilani, a premier institute in India. Our institute encourages us to get industry or research experience (in the ...
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PhD project ownership conflict after changing university

Student starts a PhD at University A, the student is offered a project conceived by University A supervisor. Then student transfers to University B in agreement with University A supervisor that they ...
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Could you get a doctorate based solely on a thesis written in your free time?

I am a very enthusiastic person academically and I love to gather new (sometimes irrelevant but useful) knowledge about my field in my free time. I am now at the point where I would like to start ...
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Refuting a hypothesis in a dissertation

I am writing my dissertation, and things came out somewhat different to what I had thought three years ago. Back then, I had three hypotheses. Two turned out to be true. The third, last and flimsiest, ...
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How do I avoid or get past the post-orals slump?

I just passed my comprehensive oral exam. I took a week off and have spent the better part of another week trying to build motivation to get back to work. Now I have about a dozen things I could do ...
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May a PhD be more practical than theoretical?

I'm thinking about pursue my studies and doing a PhD in information technology. My problem is that I would like to create something new (== write code), and focus my thesis on how this new technology ...
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Can a related paper cover the non-thesis master disadvantages for applying for a PhD?

I am a MS student in computer science. I have the opportunity to work on the area A than I don't enjoy so much and the adviser is not helpful, but I guess that I will publish good papers if I work on ...
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I need to remove all of the plagarized parts to my thesis [closed]

I am writing my thesis. How do I get rid of plagiarized parts? How do I make sure that all my references are correct?
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Very short PhD Thesis by famous people [closed]

I read that John Nash had a very short PhD Dissertation. A mere 27 pages. See this link: http://www.princeton.edu/mudd/news/faq/topics/Non-Cooperative_Games_Nash.pdf Are there other famous people ...
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How to avoid self-plagiarism when adapting dissertation into a paper?

I have recently completed a dissertation and have been encouraged to publish the work. My dilemma is that I find it quite difficult (and painfully tedious) to rewrite the same thing couched in new ...
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Should I include independently derived but not novel results in my thesis?

I'm writing up my physics PhD thesis, and am wondering whether to include the derivation of a formula that I worked out myself. I've recently found that this work isn't actually a novel contribution ...
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What to include in Abbreviations and symbols?

My supervisor asked me to make an Abbreviations and Symbols part to my thesis, as I use a lot of mathematical equations and variables. Now, obviously I won't put every variable (and abbreviation) into ...
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Can one include already published papers in a monograph thesis?

I am writing my phd thesis in a monograph format. The monograph consists of several chapters, some of which have been published with co-authors, however, the thesis as a whole is a stand alone piece ...
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Alleviating Dunning-Kruger effect without running into impostor syndrome

This is a question generally in decision making. Is a balance between the Dunning-Kruger effect and the impostor syndrome possible for students? As a student one is generally graded on a regular ...
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PhD thesis Microsoft Word templates [closed]

What "beautiful" looking PhD thesis Microsoft Word templates do you recommend using?
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Which survey software to use?

I want to create a fairly long survey for my doctoral research. The target audience is teachers in the area. I have the option of using the software my institution provides (Qualtrics), Google Forms, ...
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How can a master thesis in STEM approach the level of a doctoral thesis?

Can someone shed some light on the subtle difference between a master thesis and a doctoral thesis so that a master student can arrange his or her research strategy geared to produce work at near the ...
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What is the difference between research and a thesis at the B.S./M.S. level?

I will be a freshman majoring in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign next fall, and I'm interested in their B.S.-M.S. 5-year program. I ultimately want to get a Ph.D. in ...
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Use of external collaboration in masters

I have recently finished a 4yr Bachelor in Physics and have been looking for a masters thesis(the masters program at my university is rather dumb - you just do research and the thesis). A recently ...
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Information in my Thesis incorrectly represented in another publication

Recently I came across a publication that referenced my PhD Thesis in a literature survey. The citing is correct, however, the information that they sited is incredibly erroneous. In a table, they ...
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Referencing Android Documentation

I would like to reference some material from Android documentation (such as Sensor Events and Sensors Overview) into my M.Sc thesis, talking about the details of sensor services in Android. What is ...
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Which one is your priority? Writing thesis or writing academic paper [closed]

Which one do you recommend and why? 1: Finish writing PhD dissertation and extract papers from your thesis. 2. Start writing papers and complete your thesis based on your papers?
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How do I plant a longer term RCT project to go beyond my dissertation?

I realize this is field- and topic-specific but I'm hoping some of this is generalizable. I'm in the social science side of information science and narrowing down dissertation topics. Some of what ...
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Whether to change supervisor in UK Masters degree when supervisor is not providing much feedback and says I can change supervisor if I want?

I am pursuing a taught Master's degree in UK, and my field is social science. I was assigned to a dissertation supervisor by department. My supervisor is a very nice person with good personality, he ...
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Is it appropriate to discussed a proposed method in the literature review or in methodology chapter?

I need some clarifications on where to put the proposed usability-evaluation method in my thesis. I have tried to improved upon the existing methods and came up with a new one, which will be validated ...