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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Professor wants to change my thesis' interpretation in favor of his research. How to react?

I am about to finish my undergraduate thesis. The interpretation/conclusion i wrote is basically a statement which matches well with research of other groups and has a widely accepted scientific ...
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Is having a master's thesis important for US PhD applications in linguistics?

I'm a recent BA graduate. In my field (linguistics), it seems like most successful applicants to PhD programs at top schools have Master's theses, and writing samples in the field are probably the ...
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Research adviser is trying to give my thesis to another student. What to do?

Going to sound dramatic, but something just isn't right about research adviser and now she is trying to give my research to another student. I don't know the student at all, but she is attempting to ...
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Is it common practice in the US for students to propose master thesis topics themselves, or do labs have a list of topics to pick from?

I'm currently doing a masters in electrical engineering (image and video processing, machine learning, etc.) at a renowned European university. For my masters thesis, I'd like to go to the US (or ...
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How to finish my PhD dissertation before funding runs out?

I am in the 4th year of my PhD and still has no paper published. I am working on my first ... but it has taken a long time because I had not been very satisfied with that piece of work and had been ...
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Final graduation thesis - Team members won't cooperate anymore

My friends and I are doing our graduation thesis so we can finish our engineering course here in Brazil. There are two main problems: My buddies are not in the same step than I am: Basically, they ...
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From thesis text to slides. How to ease the process?

I spent a considerable amount of time to write my thesis. Now I have to create the slides for the defense. I thought it was going to be easier, but found important difficulties creating them. I would ...
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Should I cite my undergraduate thesis in my paper?

Before I finished my undergraduate thesis, my supervisor had asked me to write a smaller paper with the same content as my thesis and send it to a conference. Now, my thesis ended and my paper is ...
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PhD advisor has stolen all my work [closed]

I am specializing in astrophysics and a very sincere friend of mine just notified me that my PhD advisor has submitted three of my thesis works to various journals, including ScienceMag under her own ...
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What can I do if I want to publish my PhD thesis work as is, but my advisor wants months of additional work?

I recently completed my PhD thesis with minor corrections and I presented most of the data in international conferences (posters and talks). Now I am focused on writing up the data for publication in ...
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How to deal with advisor who wants me to submit dissertation on time even though there's a major problem?

I'm on my last month before the deadline to hand in my dissertation. I found a severe problem with the work that renders it pretty much pointless and I pointed out to my advisor that I would need ...
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Choose dissertation topic for masters in computer science [duplicate]

I am pursuing my masters in CS and I have to come up with the dissertation topic on my own. It's very confusing to me and I am not able to come to any conclusion as to how to narrow down to specific ...
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Is it ethical to offer a student a job during the final weeks of his thesis if you are partly grading it?

Our institute has an open position for a student research assistant where it is hard to find qualified applicants. Currently, I'm supervising a very good student who is in the final weeks of writing ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for defining the scope and depth of the Related Work section in a thesis? [closed]

This might be a generic question but I ask it for a case of a Master Thesis. DO you have a rule of thumb for inferring the right amount and type of citations that go to your Related Work section. ...
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Is it bad style to use time-related adverbs (like “recently”) in academic writing?

I was going through my supervisors corrections and comments on a particular section of my thesis and I realised that he consistently removed words like "recently" when referring to literature, i.e. ...
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Dullness vs. going overboard: Should I be calling people 'enfants terribles' in an academic paper?

I'm just about to finish my master's in law with only my dissertation left to handle. I'm being extremely cautious with the language that I'm using when writing as I've previously been told that my ...
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Possible to defend myself from plagiarism in draft thesis?

I recently submitted my latest draft thesis to my advisor. I had been having problems with my advisor because I had found him unhelpful, he would not make it easy for me to ask him questions as he ...
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How can I help my advisor not lose face when changing from a thesis to non-thesis program?

I am a comajor masters student who is experiencing difficulties in timely responses from my advisor. It has taken an average of almost 4 months for me to get feedback each time I have received ...
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Should I correct a successfully completed Master's dissertation before publishing online?

I successfully completed my Master's dissertation a while back and I've decided I would like to publish it online to help others and probably print a copy for myself to up on the bookshelf. The ...
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How should I email dissertation to committee?

I have to send my doctoral dissertation to the members of my committee and I wonder how I should write the email. It is not a question of inviting them to be on the committee (they have already agreed ...
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Is it bureaucratically correct or polite or protocolary fine to thank your committee members in a PhD dissertation?

My question is: I would like to thank the committee members of my PhD dissertation explicitly thanking them for their time and effort and writing down their names Prof. Name1, Prof. Name2, etc... ...
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Can I update my MSc thesis after submission

Due to events beyond my control I couldn't finish the writing as planned. Most of the thesis were rather ready and not to bad (if I might say) but I didn't finish all chapters well, there are some ...
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Do I need to cite an artwork? How would I do it? Is permission needed?

In my dissertation, I have well over 100 figures, and would like to use an artwork I found online in one of my figures - it is not published in any book, it is just something they made and posted ...
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Is it OK to have subsections with the same name?

One chapter in my thesis is going to have the following style: 3.1 Topic A 3.1.1 Problem Description 3.1.2 Proposed Solution 4.1 Topic B 4.1.1 Problem Description 4.1.2 Proposed Solution Is it OK ...
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Dissertation formatting: should foreign words and Latin abbreviations be italicized?

In English language non-fiction books, it used to be common that foreign words were italicized, including abbreviated Latin words and phrases: op. cit., et al., ceteris paribus, ex post, and so on. ...
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Should I write my master's thesis in English, as a non-native speaker?

I'm currently enrolled in a Master's degree Program in Statistics in Italy. I just started working on my thesis and my advisor asked me if I wanted to write it in Italian or in English. Apparently, ...
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Re: Terminated from D. Health Science program E.B.D.. Possible to apply to different program?

I concede this is similar to a few other questions, but any help would be appreciated. My husband completed the twenty coursework requirement for his D.H.Sc. with a 4.0 G.P.A. from the online ...
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For graduate admissions, focus on bachelor thesis or other research publication

Given a student coming to the end of their undergraduate career working on both a thesis for their bachelor degree as well as a separate research project in a research lab, which would hold more ...
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The difference between literature review and background sections of a dissertation

I was assuming these two were the same. What is the difference between them? How does one relate to another? The context here is an MA (Master of Arts) level social science dissertation in UK ...
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Thesis proposal near thesis defence

I'm a PhD student in computer science. In my university, the PhD process is divided in the following steps: Qualification exam Research proposal exam: presentation of chosen topics and methodology ...
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How to point out a novel conceptualization in a foundations chapter?

I am writing the foundations chapter of my thesis. I think I came up with an original conceptualization of the matter that I haven't read anywhere before. Since a foundations chapter is usually more a ...
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Publicly available extended summary of PhD thesis and manuscript submission

In my country, if a PhD thesis is written in national language, the candidate must also submit an extended summary of the thesis in English, which will be deposited in a national repository and will ...
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Can a thesis approved by supervisor fail? What to do to appeal? [closed]

I am doing PhD in an Australian university. My thesis was approved by my supervisor, however, one of two examiners suggested revision and re-submission (with harsh criticism and no solid ...
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Paper from my already published PhD thesis — How do I cite it?

Two years ago I finished my thesis, at the time I wasn't interested in writing papers but I have since changed my mind. The thesis has been made available online by the department. It has been cited ...
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When describing a joint effort, refer to colleague by name or by their title?

If another developer was involved in the research process for a task, should I say that "Bob and I worked on this" or that "another developer and I worked on this"? Of course, others should be ...
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Is it possible to finish PhD quicker than formally possible? [closed]

I said to my supervisor that I would like to finish my PhD very quickly. He said that formally I can submit my thesis 2 years after starting my degree at earliest, but that I am doing very well and it ...
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Why should students be asked to register for a co-supervisor? [duplicate]

The university where I'm doing my PhD is asking me to register a co-supervisor. However, I don't really know the role of co-supervisor. What exactly is it for? Does it mean that for every ...
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Possible to put online a PhD dissertation under a Creative Commons license, as some text is (c) by publishers?

It is inevitable that several parts of a PhD dissertation come from published papers. The publishers who claim copyright (or exclusive right to publish) of articles are aware of this, and they allow ...
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Can I use images from other papers or books in my master thesis ? [duplicate]

even if I put the original reference of those images ?
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Short bio for thesis back cover?

I thought about writing a short bio, maybe 100 words, for the back cover of my thesis. Should I do this? What to include in that case?
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Is it appropriate to cite editorial articles in a thesis?

An established academic wrote an editorial opening for a journal and it hit some very profound concepts in the field that I want to raise in my thesis. Obviously I want to extend credit to them. ...
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What are pros and cons of submitting a PhD thesis to ProQuest?

Many people published their PhD theses in ProQuest, and it looks cool. The thesis is indexed by ACM as a book, so you can list them in the publication section in your CV. I wonder if there is any ...
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How to protect the copyright of the thesis draft?

I just finished the draft of my thesis and want someone else to do a proofreading on it because I am not a native speaker of English. I wonder if any things I shall do to protect the copyright of the ...
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What should I check when the studies in my dissertation are published? [closed]

I included three different studies in my dissertation. They are under review right now. Is it ok to deposit my dissertation? Would there be any copyright issues?
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PhD thesis - Names of appendices

I'm writing my PhD thesis (math) and struggling to find titles for the appendices. The thesis has three main chapters and for each one there is an appendix that contains some proofs that did not ...
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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? [closed]

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 ...