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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Citations as detailed as possible?

While writing my thesis (computer science), I was wondering how detailed citations have to be. Let's assume I want to cite an article of a conference and have full information on author, editor, ...
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How familiar should you be with a topic before assigning it as a thesis to an undergraduate?

I am a postdoctoral researcher in a university where undergraduates have to undertake a diploma thesis in order to finish their studies. My professor says we should put in our lab page some short ...
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Is it ethical for an instructor to “hack” my system as part of the evaluation for my thesis defense?

Background: I remember when I was still in college here in the Philippines, one of the member of the school thesis committee tries to hack my system by injecting some kind of code (I am not sure but I ...
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What is the purpose of dissertation embargo periods?

I just heard about "dissertation embargoes". My institution recommends that every graduating student place an embargo on their dissertation. What is a dissertation embargo, and what is its purpose?
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Machine Learning thesis [closed]

I am Mtech student. can anyone suggest good machine learning or Artificial intelligence research topics for my thesis. Thanks in advance
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Restoring self confidence - possible? [duplicate]

I am having a personal crisis and I thought maybe I should ask for some guidance in this forum. I have been in grad school in 4 years, failed qualifiers once passed at second attempt. I am dedicated ...
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Are there any legal issues with publishing part of an unpublished thesis in a journal?

I have recently graduated and I was wondering whether, after submitting my thesis, there are any issues (legal or otherwise) if I publish parts of my thesis as a paper in a journal. My thesis was not ...
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Can I count on “future works” ideas in a paper to work?

Can I count on paper future work or not? in order to work on that for my master thesis. I have a paper and its implementation. and I work on that for some months. This paper belong to 2013 and the ...
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Ask the author of paper about an idea

I am doing my MS thesis on wireless networking, I give the codes from the author of the paper, for some month, after reading his paper and also working on the some aspects of his codes (the ...
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Why dissertation has no score in GPA in United States?

I saw the PhD transcript of a colleague graduated from a US university. There was no score for the dissertation, just stated Pass with no effect on the cumulative GPA. Is it common? How the ...
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Proper person and number for dissertation - “I,” “we,” “this research,” etc [duplicate]

In my field (political science) it's standard for journal articles, even solo-authored ones, to use the first-person plural. "We compare...", "we found that..." In program evaluation (where I do some ...
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Confidentiality of thesis data: PhD with industrial partner

In the field of Mechanical Engineering, when doing a PhD in a University but in partnership with a company, generally, an agreement is signed between the company and the university in which the ...
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How long to wait for an optimal/good PhD thesis/program, should settle for less exciting topics?

When I started applying for Phd programs I had big dreams and goals on working on certain topics and spending lots of time in the field. I also had in mind some location and universities but I was ...
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Should I inform my thesis adviser about current situation

I had unofficially agreed to start working on my thesis during September, with no concrete date being mentioned. However there are two factors which might delay this date: Me not being available ...
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I found out my master's thesis topic has already been done (exactly), and my advisor didn't mention this when suggesting it to me - how to proceed?

I am really frustrated, I have started my research for my master thesis 6 months ago and I have to submit the final draft after 2 months. I was interested in a specific topic and I looked for a ...
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Is it okay to let body text follow immediately after intermediate level headings?

Let's say we have a thesis/scientific paper with a sectioning depth of three [chapter, section, subsection]. I already often wondered: Is it okay to have text outside of the lowest level, i. e. ...
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What to do if I cannot complete my Masters dissertation tasks?

I am doing my masters in the UK and at final stage of my dissertation. First I will have to confess that I regret that I selected this dissertation as it is something which I failed to get a clear ...
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Getting into a topic one is barely familiar with?

Intro For an upcoming project I have to get into a new topic of research which is not similar to anything I have worked so far. Furthermore, this project requires learning new programming language(s) ...
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Submission of corrected PhD thesis [closed]

I had successfully defended my PhD thesis on 15 April and was given up to 6 months to submitted my corrected thesis for review by one member of the panel. Since the submission of the corrected thesis ...
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How to engage interdisciplinary professors in forming an MS thesis committee and project?

I am sort of stuck in a quagmire. I am just starting out in a 2 yr bio-manufacturing program, which has a thesis component. I was looking to add a minor from an interdisciplinary department ...
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Is it commonplace for a recruiter to ask to see an unpublished PhD thesis?

I would have thought the document and overall findings are to be a closely guarded secret until defense or publication, so you can imagine my horror that a hiring professor would ask if he can have a ...
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language and publishing consultation

i am doing ph.d thesis in hindi language. and i want publish my thesis as a book. what are the changes that have to be made to transform the thesis into a book. secondly my thesis is in Hindi and i ...
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Are review articles the result of original observations?

I am about to submit a PhD thesis by published work. The university guidelines states that "the content of the papers should be the result of original observations". I would like to include a review ...
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How to report on a badly supervised internship [closed]

A few days remain before I present my internship report to get a master's degree. I have a few questions: My field advisor insulted me several times during my internship period. (He is mean, he gets ...
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Can I reference the abstract? [duplicate]

I finished writing my internship report for a master degree. Now I am writing its abstract. Is it possible to mention a statistic study on the abstract and reference it in the bibliography or is this ...
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How many references should be included in the bibliography of a Master thesis?

Surprisingly, I have not found a similar question to mine - all I found was a question about the maximum number of citations per sentence. However, I am more interested in the total number of ...
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Maximum number of citations per sentence?

I'm working on a literature review for a masters thesis in the sciences, and I have a ton of sources that cover the topic. Many specific points are covered ad nauseam, and many similar ideas can be ...
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What is the standard way to include introduction and references parts to a masters thesis?

I have seen that students have two ways to write their thesis, They have a separate chapter to write an introduction to their thesis. This chapter usually consists of a literature review of their ...
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Is it possible to do a Masters dissertation at a different university?

I am currently doing an MSc and am struggling to do my dissertation as i have no real interest in what i am doing and feel very low. I have completed all my coursework to allow me to gain a PGDip and ...
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Including own review article in Thesis?

I am currently writing the introduction to my PhD thesis and have one specific doubt about how to include or cite a review article that I have published with jointly with my supervisors. In my ...
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Is it acceptable to ask a professor who is not your supervisor to provide comments on your thesis draft?

I want my thesis to be the best it possibly can be. My supervisor is away for one month right before my thesis submission. Is it inappropriate or poor etiquette to ask another professor in the field ...
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Plagiarism-checker to prevent self-plagiarism

I am working on my PhD thesis and have to write a monograph based on my publications. To prevent that I plagiarize myself, I came up with the idea to automatically check my thesis against my ...
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How to come up with research questions that are well-defined and suitable in scope and relatedness for a thesis?

I have decided on the area I want to contribute to, and have found a basic but huge problem for my research. Now my professor told me to redefine the area, so to break the, at the moment, huge area ...
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Include URL for journal and conference articles in dissertation bibliography? (DOI or other)?

Context: I'm writing a dissertation in Computational Social Science using the Kluwer bibliographic style. My question isn't specific to this style and applies generally to dissertations in computer ...
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Is it possible to pursue PhD in different area than master's thesis

I am doing masters in physics. I recently did internship in high energy physics for 2 months. But my institute allows me to do 6 months project only in condensed matter physics. I want to pursue PhD ...
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PhD four years ago; can I publish a paper from PhD work without my supervisor's name?

I did my PhD 4 years ago. I was not comfortable with my guide but I concentrated on my work, and I successfully completed the PhD. But I published a little work with his name as correspondence author. ...
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I wrote a thesis for my undergraduate degree - it was published but not in a journal. Is it still relevant to cite?

I wrote a thesis involving not-quite-graduate-level research prior to graduating with my undergraduate degree. It was presented at a conference [by another researcher from our lab], and not published ...
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How to publish easily - low entry reqs [closed]

Can you give me advice, how can I publish easily and quickly in a number of papers? I'm not really a scientist, I'm a web developer, but I really need to build a publication list. I need to publish ...
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What to do when you discover a mistake in the archived copy of your PhD thesis?

I've just defended my PhD in mathematics and started a postdoc. While working on an improvement of one of the results of my thesis, I realized that there are several minor mistakes and a big bug in a ...
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Should professors help masters research students to find a research topic? [closed]

I have seen that some professors have some research topics with a prepared proposal available at the beginning of the semester, and if a masters student wants to do research thesis under their ...
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How to address a doctoral candidate who is ABD (All but Dissertation)? Is “Dr” appropriate?

How does one address a doctoral candidate who completed all his/here requirements except the dissertation? Would they be referred to as Doctor? Or is there another title? In the past, I believe I've ...
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Is it common to include foreign terms in the title of a thesis?

I'm writing a cross-language thesis. In other words, my thesis is about a foreign culture. Is it common to include foreign terms in the title of a thesis? If yes, should I include the translation of ...
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Writing a thesis: Is it a good practice to use personalized lists? [duplicate]

I am writing a master's thesis using Latex. I am attracted by pifont package that allows to use personalized lists as the ones this picture shows: My question: is it a good or bad practice to use such ...
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Should you cite somebody's Transfer Report? (Confirmation Report)

Context: At UK universities at least, before progressing from the first year of your PhD (or transferring from an MPhil to a PhD), it is required to write a fairly substantial report detailing the ...
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Is it ethical for a professor to get masters students to work on open source modules related to the professor's profit-making company?

My professor (computer science) has a company that promotes an open-source software. Of course the software is free and open-source, but his company makes profit by support, training, etc. and they ...
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Proper way to format computer code included in a thesis/dissertation

I intend to include my computational model code(s) in its entirety as an appendix in my dissertation. I've gone through my university's formatting guidelines and haven't seen anything on the proper ...
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Why does the APA style call it 'the footnotes page' even though the notes are not placed at the bottom of pages?

The APA style recommends the use of either footnotes or endnotes. The term 'endnotes' means notes are placed in a separate page in the back matter. The term 'footnotes' means notes are placed at ...
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How can I find the first researcher who wrote about a specific subject

I am writing my thesis in computer science and I am looking to include some references. I need to include though the researchers who first wrote about a specific subject and not others who expanded ...
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Is it common to put a quote from interviews in the epigraph page of a thesis as long as research ethics are not violated?

I want to put something that one of my participants said in the epigraph page of my thesis, but I have seen researchers mostly quoting authors. Is it common to put a quote from interviews in the ...
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Can I use text from my dissertation in a manuscript?

There has been general discussion of whether one can use a published work in their dissertation, with the consensus being 'of course'! The first two chapters of my thesis will be published works. I'm ...