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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Is overlapping of two dissertations in TCS is acceptable?

Me and my friend in initial stages of our PhD worked on same research problems in theoretical computer science (TCS) under the same supervisor. Is it ethically acceptable in TCS community to have ...
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Masters Thesis: Self-containment

So I am currently writing my thesis in nanophysics (in particular, applications of nanomagnetism). My adviser and I had a few discussions about the inclusiveness (i.e., self-containment) of the ...
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Reapplying to other programs in the same/similar field [on hold]

I'm a 2nd-year doctoral student in applied statistics, with more than half of the course credits completed. I just need the master's thesis, comprehensive examination, and dissertation to get the ...
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How to be more optimal in speed and time, while working on my thesis? [on hold]

I'm working on my thesis and I'm learning a lot of materials on a daily basis, as the knowledge required to support my paper readings. Those materials are huge in size and mostly, new for me. Besides ...
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Specific hints on research questions vs PhD-thesis structure [on hold]

Would you consider the following structure sane in regard to my research questions (RQs)? I'm concerned that I can only state my related work after I addressed the specific challenges of my scenario. ...
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To publish or not to publish [duplicate]

There are two parts to this question. As a student interested in pursuing a doctoral degree; how important is it to publish an article or "something" before one applies? Will it help your chances? I ...
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How to approach getting my masters and PhD? [on hold]

I am a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati in the computer science department. I have a real passion for computer science work and wish to someday ascertain my PhD. My school offers has a ...
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Relation of concepts “related work”/“background”/“preliminaries”/“state of the art”?

I'm currently struggling to structure and organize my "related work" chapter of my PhD thesis. I've stumbled across the terms "related work", "background", "preliminaries" and "state of the art". ...
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GitLab Project or Group for version control of 2 subprojects in my thesis, which consists of code and the latex report?

If I need to version control my thesis, which contains my latex report and code, should I create a Group with two separate projects (code and latex) or should I create one repository called thesis ...
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Layout for a thesis chapter describing an undergraduate course

I am writing a chapter in my degree thesis which describes a new undergraduate course I designed. I want to be as specific as possible with this course, like outlining what topic should be covered in ...
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Master Thesis Topic: TSP vs Neural Network [closed]

I am currently struggling to decide which topic to choose for my master thesis. The two options I have are: A. Tackle the TSP (Travelling Salesman Problem) with a own inspired algorithm and explore ...
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How important is the write-up of a PhD thesis for an academic career?

How important is your written PhD thesis for an academic job search, assuming the results are already written in papers? Do search committees ever read your thesis in addition to your papers? My PhD ...
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thesis/research topic in masters [closed]

i have completed my degree and looking forward to achieving my masters in information management. I have three topics namely Modelling Contextual systems , Process modelling in practice and ...
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Grounds for an ethics complaint? UK math prof. publicly misrepresenting results from an unrelated discipline

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in social sciences and last month I presented and defended my thesis in an Eastern European university. The full text of my thesis is available to the public. A couple of weeks ...
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Is it possible to overcome poor undergrad performance with a masters at a much lower ranked institution?

I have browsed extensively on academia.se and generally understand from similar questions (e.g. Doing bad in undergraduate but good in a masters program and How does the admissions process work for ...
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Cite related work from same year as defense?

Suppose I do the research for my thesis from 2013 to 2016, and do the write-up of the dissertation in 2016. If during write-up in 2016 I discover new related work (published during 2016), is it ...
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What are some of the starting phrases that I can use while responding to Ph.D examination committee questions during my defence?

I am appearing my Ph.D defence in a few weeks. I am in need of some starting phrases or words which I can use while responding to the questions from the examiners. There could be difficult questions ...
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Is it ethical to have results in your PhD thesis that are not strictly yours?

In some disciplines (such as theoretical computer science), it is typical to have papers where you have co-authors. Especially when the set of co-authors is large, and work is being done at different ...
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How to write/cite a description of a software product in a master's thesis?

I am writing a master's thesis in the area of computer sciences. A lot of developer tools and software technologies/languages are involved. Each of these tools and software technologies has its own ...
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Is using a different methodology enough for a master thesis?

I am preparing my master thesis. After finishing the literature review I found that all the existing literature always uses one method, which is choice modelling. My thesis is about how to analyze the ...
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1 PhD student, 2 institutions…1 of them completely closed to talking

I want to get some advice about this difficult situation concerning one of my PhD students. Some time ago I wrote already about my status: I am assistant professor in Germany and very recently I got ...
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What are the things one should consider while defending a PhD thesis, especially when the two examiners have completely different comments?

I am a completing Ph.D student. I submitted my thesis 4 months ago and have recently received the comments from the examiners. But to my surprise, two examiners have provided entirely different ...
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Can one or two emoticons be used in a PhD Thesis?

I have a very dumb :-) question: Are emoticons (if rarely placed - one or two times) in a PhD thesis considered unorthodox? I have an introduction where I give an apt example and appended some small ...
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Looking for a good repository for academic drafts

I'm currently submitting my CV for Ph.D positions and internships at research labs. I have one publication already, and I am currently in the process writing my Master's thesis. I would very much like ...
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Out of a long list of suggested master thesis topic, how to decide which one to choose?

I'm currently doing a master in mathematics, and will start my master thesis in a couple of month. My university provides a list of (suggested) topics. I'm finding it difficult to choose though, since ...
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Should I integrate the notations of different papers in the prior works section of my thesis?

I am writing the "Prior Works" section of my M.Sc. thesis. In different papers I saw that there are different notations for fairly similar concepts. Should I describe each prior work with its ...
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Beyond scope( Master thesis) [closed]

I'm master student and I'm working on my thesis that includes lab work. I was written my proposal last semester and I've done lot of research about instruments that I'm going to use according to the ...
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Is it okay to just copy and paste my published papers into the thesis? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it would be considered self-plagiarism if I just copy paste most part of my own published papers into my PhD thesis?
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What to put on my CV while I'm waiting to hear thesis committee's decision?

I just handed in my Msc thesis, but it hasn't been accepted yet. I expect it will be. I've since started my PhD. What should I put on my CV?
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Is it okay/common/good to mention the submitted papers in my phd thesis?

I have a couple of papers that I have submitted to some journals but no feedback is received yet. meanwhile i'm writing my phd thesis and the defense is in few months, surely before getting any ...
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How to get big-picture feedback from advisors, rather than just details, during fieldwork

I am a PhD student in the social sciences and halfway through my fieldwork. It recently became clear that my original research project would not work out as planned and significant changes were ...
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Is there such a thing as listing too many areas of future work in a thesis conclusion?

I am finishing up my thesis and am currently focusing upon the conclusion. There I have a section on future work. I have quite a few areas that I think require follow up or investigation. However, ...
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Writing PhD thesis by copying and pasting paragraphs from publications I authored or co-authored: is this plagiarism? [duplicate]

I'm planning to write my PhD thesis about the work I authored or co-authored in published journal. In this case, is it okay to simply copy and paste the paragraph from the paper to my thesis? Is this ...
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How to aproach when thesis supervisor just “disappear”?

My thesis supervisor is not reviewing my thesis. I wanted to discuss for my three years degree the development of my 3D engine (Computer science thesis). I mailed to the professor about my intention, ...
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Is writing a R package equivalent to a journal paper or PhD thesis chapter?

I am a PhD student in Management, at Autonomous University of Barcelona. While working on my thesis, I found that there is no piece of code or software related to a specific but important topic of ...
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When should one change advisors? When should one keep going? [closed]

I see the continuous growth of research potential as the most important measure of success of an advisor-advisee relationship. I do not think there is the perfect advisor for a person. I see the ...
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Bachelor's thesis can i use wordings from my supervisor

I am in the middle of writing my bachelor thesis and recently submitted a paper that I wrote with my supervisor about the same subject to a conference. If it makes any difference, I should mention ...
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Are results from CFD analysis of enough to write and publish a paper?

Some intro : I am a student of BTech Aeronautical Engineering from India. And I am going to publish something in a scientific journal. Dilemma : My research is about CFD (Computational Fluid ...
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Stuck completing master's thesis, how to overcome poor choice of topic and supervisor at this stage?

I'm in the second year of a master's program, working on a thesis. I am not getting enough help from my supervisor because he has a different methodological background from me. I am also not finding ...
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Copy/paste from the PhD thesis into my future publication [duplicate]

I am writing my PhD thesis right now. I do not have any published paper by now, but a manuscript which will be published probably after or at the same time of my defense. Can I just Copy/ Paste some ...
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Acknowledge the proofreader of the thesis

For the proofreading of my thesis I've used the help of a paid lector. My question is, if it's normal practice to include this person into the acknowledgements of the thesis?
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Is it possible to write and defend a dissertation on work for a private company?

I am in an oddball situation where I have amassed a number credits beyond a masters at University in the US. I am currently working in a research setting, but I am aware that without the PhD by career ...
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What are characteristics of a “good” thesis topic?

This may be too discipline specific, but I'm going to give it a shot. I'm still relatively new to grad school (6 months), but I've been told by several older students to keep an eye out for potential ...
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Why do others have these highly specialised research topics and I don’t?

I have some time now to think about what I want to write for my dissertation, but I just don’t know how to find an appropriate topic. I like what I do and I could do a lot. Some people seem to have ...
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Changing the thesis topic and supervisor

I am currently doing my Master's degree in Computer Science. So far, I am at the very beginning of my work, just started with the research. My supervisor is the same person who supervised me during my ...
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student doesn't want to take credit for his own extraordinary paper

I am the advisor of an absolutely brilliant but unusually young student. He has written an outstanding paper relating to this field, one which I am extremely certain will be worked upon and ...
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Manuscript in prep in PhD thesis

Can I use my manuscripts in prep in my PhD thesis and then publish them later? I will need to defense my PhD first for an upcoming post doc appointment and plan to publish them later as a post doc.
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Master's thesis - lack of evidence, possibly poor topic choice

I'm working on a social science master's thesis based on a discourse analysis of documents. I finished a proposal a few months ago, which my committee approved. But as I continue to scan my sources, I ...
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Finding it hard to find a Master's thesis advisor in mathematics, all the professors I've asked say they are too busy

I attend a competitive mathematics department that is very active in research. The downside of this is that it is hard to get any professor to agree to work on a Master's thesis with. I have tried ...
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Posting master's thesis on arxiv?

I read this question, in which all answers recommend posting one's master's thesis online. My thesis is available from my university's repository, but I'm thinking about posting it on arXiv since it's ...