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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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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Minimum amount of work required to be awarded a phd? [duplicate]

I have an idea that I believe to be unique and possibly PhD worthy. However I don't think that the idea has enough depth to it to warrant 3 or more years worth of research. Therefore my questions ...
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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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History evidence of the relationship of Yule and Christmans [migrated]

I'm a PhD student in Physics, so I want to ask this easy issue. I would like to know if there exists a paper about the relationship of Yule and christian Christmas feast. I suppose, as it is common ...
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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 ...
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Is it OK to upload thesis including published work to personal website?

I think the question is simple, but answers may be quite different - I fear. I have recently written my Thesis, which also includes some peer-reviewed published papers. As a general rule, is it ok to ...
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Parts of thesis draft published without proper credit

My Master's thesis instructor has copied a chapter of my thesis draft into several publications, sometimes listing me as an author and sometimes not. He said it won't cause me any problems so I gave ...
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Choice of bachelor's thesis (applied math)

Bachelor's thesis is coming up next semester and I've got a dilemma. I was originally planning to do a standard project (most of them seem very soft to be honest) and then take an extra course (I got ...
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References in a PhD thesis in mathematics [closed]

I have a few questions about the references in a PhD thesis in mathematics: What would be a "normal" range of items there? I am not sure if there is only a few items in the reference it may not be ...
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MSc. thesis data analysis for agricultural research

i have an issue that i humbly seek for advice. i have completed my coursework,and field work including data collection. the problem is with analysing the data and reporting the results . ive tried ...
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What to do about a Master's thesis where most of the introduction is a literal translation of my own work?

I have just discovered the introduction of an Engineering Master's thesis defended some months ago in my ancient university has been made mostly by "cut & paste" (and literally translate from ...
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Thesis introduction format [duplicate]

I'm now planning the structure of my Thesis introduction. I've wrote some papers introductions but seems for Thesis should be the same but longer and including a general overview of the question to ...
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Master's Thesis Adviser Co-Authorship?

I have just completed my Master's Thesis and am hoping to publish an abridged version. My adviser has been very supportive of this and upon approving my thesis asked what I would think about her being ...
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How to make a mathematical text more concise?

My PhD thesis has 175 pages A4 and I shall provide also a compilation that will summarize the main results on 20 pages A5. My thesis contains algorithms and theorems examining their properties. After ...
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What are the impressive sentence patterns in acknowledgments part of a MSc thesis? [closed]

I will write my MSc thesis in the near future. I want to write a good acknowledgements part which impress readers even after many years. What are the kind, fancy, impressive sentence patterns that you ...
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How to ask a professor to join a project in a way that leaves him a “graceful out”?

This is a follow up question to a previous question I have asked about co advising : professor will agree to be my thesis advisor but only if I can find a co-advisor . After sitting in on this ...
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Professor will agree to be my thesis advisor but only if I can find a co adviser, what does this really mean?

I am in my first year of my master's program in computer science. I have been sitting in on one professors lab meetings whose research I am really interested in when I asked him if he was comfortable ...
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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? [on hold]

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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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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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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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 ...