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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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Integrating Concepts of Software Engineering with Image Processing, Data Mining, Machine Learning

Currently i am working in my Thesis in the field of Image Processing. I want to apply or integrate the core concepts of Software Engineering like Requirement Engineering , Software Quality ,Usability ...
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How does coadvising work for a master's thesis?

I am a first year master's student in computer science in a small department. I have only been here for one term. I have been sitting on the newest professor who has just been hired lab meetings. His ...
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Cumulative versus monographic dissertation

I am in the beginning of my phd studies in computer science. Specifically, I am in the area of machine learning and linked data. I have talked with my professor about these both types of ...
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If I use most of the references from a thesis but not the exact same sentences, is it plagiarism?

There is a PhD thesis which is inline with my MSc thesis topic. The author has collected and classified a huge number of references for the background. While I am writing the background section, if ...
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How do advisors typically apply pressure on PhD students to get work done?

I tend to get much work done when some external force (a teacher) applies pressure. Skills such as speed reading and rapid writing come to me only while working under pressure. Also, sometimes the ...
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How to apply for a Master thesis abroad

I am enrolled in a Master's program (Computational Science and Engineering) in Germany and currently I am looking for a Master's Thesis abroad, preferably in the US or in Canada. Unfortunately, I am ...
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Could it be a problem years later if I forgot to include some things in my thesis?

I graduated 3 years ago with a MS degree and a thesis. I recently discovered that I forgot to include some data - tables and list of datasets. All my final analysis has been included. Can there be ...
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What is the difference between a thesis and a dissertation?

I have seen some sites that distinguish a dissertation as what is written as the requirements of a doctoral degree. Others that distinguish a thesis as a document written for the fulfillment of any ...
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What is the maximum depth of subchapters one should use in a paper?

I have a tendency to overcategorize things when writing a paper. Currently I’m working on my thesis and I’m concerned with my level of subchaptering. Right now I’m already down to x.x.x.x and I fear ...
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PhD supervisor is not willing to co-supervise?

I started my PhD two years ago on a specific problem. The problem is to study a given computer science structure from one specific perspective. My current advisor is an expert in that perspective and ...
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How can I cite my dissertation in a paper that will be double-blind reviewed?

A chapter in my dissertation has not been published in an archival conference. I am writing a paper based on the chapter for a conference that does double-blind paper review. The paper will include ...
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What is the US style to list the advisor's name of a master's thesis?

In listing my master's thesis in CV I came across this problem: Should I put the name of my advisor in front of my name or should I put only my name (I have my advisor's name printed in my thesis) ...
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What is my research field? Theory for design, evaluation etc [closed]

For my thesis, I am creating a graphic that simplifies the communication of how real life events are causally related. A sort of timeline. I am NOT trying to display quantitative ...
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Do the results of evaluating cutting-edge methods in an industrial setting constitute new knowledge?

For example, suppose a new programming language is invented and some research regarding it is published, containing small, "toy" examples of its application. Suppose then that someone else takes this ...
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What should a thesis background contain, and what shouldn't it?

I'm studying on my last year for a bachelors degree. Currently I'm studying a IT security course and the last assignment is to write an essay very similar to the thesis I'll write next spring. The ...
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clash in thesis topic

My friend supervisor gave her master thesis topic to another one as PhD topic, now she want to do her PhD on her interest master topic in the same university, but it has a big clash with other one, ...
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Which tables should be put in the appendix?

I am currently writing my bachelor's thesis. I made a lot of experiments and I describe them as well as their result in the text. Currently, I have most tables with the results of the experiments ...
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How to find App developers for case study interview? [duplicate]

I needed some suggestions regarding how i can find potential developers for my case study interview. My focus area is Mobile App developers. I tried on the official developers community from different ...
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What to do when you spend several months working on an idea that fails in a masters thesis?

How shall a masters student deal with the complete failure to meet the expected results when working on a master's thesis? For example, in the field of machine learning a masters student might spend ...
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Present a Poster or Paper at a conference that takes place right after expected defense date?

I currently have signed up and submitted an abstract for a poster presentation at a conference in late April (AAG Annual Meeting). I received an email yesterday for a "Call for Papers" in a narrow ...
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Is it approriate to point out errors in the literature review in a thesis?

In a couple of either books or articles that I have read as part of my research there have been some minor errors (when taken in context of the whole work) when they relate to the area I am ...
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Is it appropriate to copy a drawing from a book in my master thesis? [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is appropriate to copy a drawing from a book (specifically a directed graph) and develop my theory on that drawing? It is sure that I am going to make a reference for that ...
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Should I index all the specific terms which are included in appendix?

I am writing my master thesis (Mathematics field) and I would like to know if I should index all the specific terms which are included in appendix. Is it necessary?
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Is it crass to acknowledge a colleague that passed away in my thesis?

A PhD student in our school recently passed away unexpectedly, to the shock and grief of a large number of research students and academics, including me. I had little to do with him on a daily ...
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Why do some universities not allow dissertations to be publicly available?

After reading a comment (now deleted) saying My university's policies does not allow me to share my thesis PDF file completely. I was wondering why some universities do not allow dissertations ...
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Pose lots of unanswered questions in a PhD thesis chapter?

I am just finishing my computer science PhD. It has five research chapters. The first four pose many research questions and answers all of them; they are complete in this sense. The fifth chapter ...
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How to “present” effectively research results in a written document (publication, thesis) in Computer Science [closed]

In line with this question, I would like to know what is a nice way of writing a section in a thesis/paper where the results of the research are represented? There are many suggestions online [1 , ...
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Is it usual for a PhD thesis to have two distinct subjects?

In my PhD studies I have slipped off my original track of research. This was also caused by the fact that I found out that my work can be generalized to a broader scope. It is not so bad, during this ...
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Font size of text within image/graph for MS Thesis

Can somebody suggest what should be the optimal font size of text like axis ticks, axis label, legend etc. ?
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Does adding “All rights reserved” have no legal usefulness?

My University requires students to add the mention "All rights reserved." on their thesis. The full required copyright notice is "© 2008 Jane Doe. All rights reserved." However, I have read in a ...
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Is “On XXX of YYY” a good thesis title?

I've seen many theses with long long title. I understand that can help to narrow down the scope of the thesis. Yet, I was recently asked to think of the title of my thesis, and I don't like those ...
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How can I publish my thesis?

I have a written thesis, as my Final year project. I have submitted in university. but now i want to make it professionally mine. I want to publish it some where but i don't have such kind of ...
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Can I use my own paper for own thesis?

I published a paper on a statistical topic after my bachelors. Currently I am doing my masters thesis and I would like to cite/use my own paper in it. However, I did not inform my supervisor before ...
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What is the acceptable similarity in a mathematics PhD dissertation when checking by Turnitin?

I have checked the originality of my PhD thesis in mathematics using Turnitin. The similarity was 31%. Is this percentage acceptable by most committees?
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Publication grade concept drawings [duplicate]

I am working on my Masters' thesis in aeronautical engineering and would like to make high-quality drawings (not technical drawings as in detail designs in CAD, but drawings of concepts and ideas, eg ...
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How to find out whether a PhD dissertation is ready to submit?

How one may know that his/her work is good and enough for getting PhD? Does it depend on the number of words, pages, number of published paper or some things else?
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Who should be listed as authors on extended abstract of thesis?

I want to submit an extended abstract of my Ph.D. dissertation to a workshop that looks for summaries of recent work. My dissertation is based on several publications done in collaboration with other ...
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How to make a paper's author willing to help me with his source code like a semi-supervisor?

I am really in trouble. I am doing my MA thesis on wireless sensor networks, and I have a source code with more than 16 files and each one more than 5000 lines. It's very complex and has no ...
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Is it self-plagiarism to reuse some parts of my published thesis in my new journal paper? [duplicate]

I have finished my PhD thesis a couple of months ago and I was thinking of reusing some parts of it (only published in the thesis) to write a journal article. I was wondering if I can do it ...
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Is the development of an original/novel method a contribution to knowledge worthy of a PhD?

A PhD is supposed to be an "original contribution to knowledge". In my own PhD (in an area of Earth Science) I have so far focused on developing a particular method of computer modeling that will ...
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Can you cite other master's theses when writing your own?

I am completing a master's by research (in Humanities), and thus shall be writing a thesis with no class work. I am using both a mixture of primary and secondary source but one item that has me a bit ...
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Is it possible to use one thesis for two degrees?

I am currently a masters physics student and doing my master thesis abroad during an exchange. At the moment my master thesis will be graded by my home university, but I have the option to enroll on ...
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Should I tell my advisor I'm disappointed that he criticized my work for the first time at the defense?

I had two advisors for my master thesis. One, as my first advisor would take the theoretical part to guide me. I have been meeting with my first advisor once every two week and he has been examining ...
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Advisor says I shouldn't expect to finish thesis soon, but won't offer specific feedback on what is missing; how to react?

I have a rough draft of my PhD dissertation, on which I was working on and off for about a year, but mostly I was doing other coursework. I have about 90 pages so far. My dissertation advisor tells ...
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How to increase the reach of my bachelor thesis with little effort?

I wrote my bachelor thesis about a topic that recently deserved a lot of attention because of global media and geopolitical development (See Title below [1]). Therefore I know would like to publish ...
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Can Design & Implementation sections be combined in a project report?

I'm writing a postrgraduate project report on a system I've built. It is not designed with the user in mind, it is a backend system to a simple web application. I'm struggling to separate the Design ...
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Are there general guidelines for order of front and back matter sections in a thesis?

I am writing my PhD thesis (physics in a European university) and wonder how to order the "meta-data" chapters. My university gives very few formal regulations and my adviser wasn't sure. What I ...
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Is it plagiarism for my thesis advisor to publish a paper using content from my thesis without citation?

I did my master thesis last year and recently I found out that a group of four faculty members in my department, including my thesis advisor, have published an ACM paper based on that. (A publish ...
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Reusing material from thesis proposal in final thesis

I'm writing my final thesis and there's a lot of material I would like to reuse from my proposal -- introductions, motivations, etc. -- and it would be nice to just copy-paste (and update a bit) ...
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What is a reasonable rate to charge for editing someone else's thesis?

I'm a PhD student in engineering. My supervisor would like to pay me to edit a colleague's thesis for grammar and form. He asked me to look around for the going rate and let him know, but I'm not ...