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 should I refer to my master's thesis in its text? A paper?

Occasionally I need to refer to my master's thesis itself in its text, e.g. in the sentence "These rules are sufficient to compute any differential in this ____". I was wondering which of the ...
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What are the restricted words in masters thesis writing? [duplicate]

I am writing my masters thesis. My instructor told me not to use "I, we, us, his, her, he, she" in the thesis anywhere. Are all these words prohibited in thesis writing? I am writing my thesis ...
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In which section of the thesis should I give information about formatting? How?

I am writing my Ph.D. thesis in mechatronics field. I used some notions from mechanical engineering and control engineering, but my work is mostly about a software solution. As the content is really ...
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Should I restate acronyms in each section?

I'm writing my masters thesis and have the following formatting problem: should I restate acronyms once for each new large section? When I for example introduce the term "evolutionary psychology" (...
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Is it possible to write the abstract in more than 2 languages [on hold]

I am almost at the end of writing my Ph.D. thesis. I study in Germany, the language of the work is English and my mother tongue is Turkish. The doctoral study was a result of an international project, ...
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Thesis: what is the difference between discussion and conclusion?

I am currently writing my bachelor thesis and I would like to have a clear definition of discussion and conclusion. Preferably including a distinction between the discussion and the conclusion part. ...
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Can I measure the citation count of a website? [on hold]

I plan to create a website for graduate students in my country. A measure of it would be how many of them quote it in their dissertations. Are dissertations' bibliographies processed somewhere so I ...
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make a thesis abroad but where [duplicate]

i am an spanish and have a degree and a master in physics but would like to get a Ph Doctorate abroad however i do not have good qualifications ? is it useless to get a grant ? i can have some ideas ...
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Length of a master's thesis and its literature review?

I am pretty confident that I will be getting answers pointing out that this is something too specific and should/will be decided by my university and that a general answer does not exist. But anyway, ...
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Abbreviation usage in PhD Thesis

What is the best way of using abbreviations? Can I use them frequently or rarely? For example, I use "Expectation Maximization" 4 times in first 3 sections, but I have to use it 10 times in section ...
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Using pictures of 16th–18th century paintings in PhD dissertation?

Can someone please help me get an insight into the use of images, specifically paintings from the 16th to 18th century that reside in churches, museums, etc., and how can one use them in a PhD ...
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To apply to PhD eventually, how important is it to do an MS program with thesis if I have strong undergrad research experience?

I want to apply to PhD in chemical engineering in the US. I have had three papers as undergrad (one first author), but my undergrad GPA was rather poor, at around 3.2. GRE scores were all over 90 ...
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Master thesis grade

I am not happy with my master thesis grade. I wrote down my master thesis in a company. I had three supervisors in this 6 month period, two of them from university and one of them from the company. I ...
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Bachelor thesis: cite my own paper?

I am currently writing my bachelor thesis and since my results were really good, my advisors encouraged me to write a paper about it. The paper was accepted at an international conference and will get ...
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Doing a thesis as an RA/ Lab Coordinator? (Cognitive Neuroscience)

I'm in a neuro masters program where you can do your thesis at any lab (in the world), as long as you can demonstrate that it is related to biological neuroscience. I was in a lab for a year and due ...
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The structure of a multiple-study proposal/thesis/manuscript?

I'm going to write a proposal for my PhD thesis. I'm familiar with the outline of a proposal or thesis, but my thesis will involve two quite separate studies (like multiple-study articles). I want to ...
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Citation and reference to a figure: which comes first?

This may be a bit of hair-splitting, but maybe there is a proper way to do this: In my thesis I present an external application. I want to give a literature reference to the application and a ...
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Discussing Related Work: Use of the phrase 'the authors'

I just got feedback on my thesis. When discussing related work, I tend to often use the phrase the authors do this and that. For instance: In [1] a system is described which approaches problem x ...
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Getting stuck in a rut while writing a thesis [duplicate]

I'm to write my MSc thesis soon, and am a bit worried that I will get stuck in a rut. By that I mean that I will have very little variety in my daily (work) life, and that it will not only be ...
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Can a thesis committee member ask for more work after approving and signing off on the thesis?

I submitted my MS thesis and it was approved and signed by the committee. A member later noticed some incomplete sections and asked me to work more on them, and finish it. This requires lot more work, ...
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How to talk to PI about dropping out of graduate school?

There are a lot of threads about whether people should drop out of grad school, or PIs forcing students to leave. My situation is a little different, some people might call this ungrateful, but I want ...
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Acknowledgements on a Masters thesis [duplicate]

Is it wrong or looked upon to acknowledge God on Master's thesis paper?
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Do graduation theses affect master application?

Since my university requires graduation thesis for graduation, I am currently about to start to work on it. I am an undergraduate student and have a plan to apply master program by the way. What I'm ...
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Do published papers have to contain original work? [duplicate]

Can I turn my MSc thesis into a paper and can the paper get published if it does not have original work?
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Can my supervisor prevent me from publishing by affecting reviewers opinion?

Lately, and after long time of work in my PhD, I was able to get a result that is brand new, very strong and important. My supervisor though seems jealous and wants me not to publish before finishing ...
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Who to ask to proofread my MSc dissertation?

Who should I ask to proofread my MSc dissertation? Is proofreading required?
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How much feedback to give for an undergraduate / master's thesis?

I'm a post-doc who has been the primary supervisor for two master's students this year (computer science, UK). Their theses are due in soon, and I have asked for a draft beforehand so that I can give ...
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I am really interested in doing phd, need help for title/topic, please help me [closed]

Me having master in communication engineering and degree in computer science, i am really interested in persuing phd to follow my father footstep. I am interested in: 1) networking 2) image ...
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how to inscribe the phd book when handing in it to the advisor [closed]

I'm going to hand in a copy of my phd book to my supervisor. I think normally people write a small note by hand on the first page to somehow acknowledge their advisor (even though he has been already ...
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Including Results in Dissertation Before Publication in a Journal

I am in the final phase of my Ph.D. research. I need to defend my thesis before my fellowship funding runs out in a few months. I won't have time to carefully prepare and polish my results for ...
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How should I complete the “Statement of the problem” part of my thesis proposal if it there are very few similar works in the literature?

I don't know how should I state the lacuna in the discipline. If there were researches worked on my topic before, I could cite them and say that they have worked on A, B, C, and I want to work on D, ...
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How should a thesis be structured in this situation?

My project is generally combining many of the existing techniques into a pipeline with minor modifications in computer science. And this thesis is expected to be my degree thesis, not a journal/...
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Conflict of interest: My research reflects badly on my PhD supervisor

I am in the final stages of writing-up my thesis. Unfortunately, my findings don't seem to reflect well on my supervisor. I have just had a key chapter returned with many comments like "rubbish", "...
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What is expected in a masters thesis of a mathematics student?

What is the level of work expected in the masters thesis of a student of maths? I know some people's works are worthy of publications while some involve only studying some topic in detail from a book ...
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Dropping “acknowledgement section” in thesis [duplicate]

I've finished my Bachelor thesis, and it's been a fairly independent work since it was a very niche topic that I didn't really have anybody to talk with about other than my advisor. I also don't want ...
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Presenting Thesis for inter disciplinary courses [closed]

I just presented my thesis proposal today(It didn't go very well). I was a computer science major during my bachelors, currently I am studying Masters in Science Technology and Innovation Management, ...
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Page references for “far away” figures, equations, tables, etc

I am currently writing my master's thesis, which contains a lot of equations and figures referred to in the text of the report. I use Latex for my writing thus making it easy to refer to the figure/...
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Is it common for supervisors to approach their student and ask to work on publishing the student's masters thesis?

My supervisor emailed me asking if he can work on trying to publish my masters thesis, with me being the first author. I have said yes, is it common for supervisors to approach students asking to ...
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Amount of pseudo code in the thesis body

I'm writing my undergraduate thesis (~25 pages) on a computer program I've developed. Naturally, I'm expected to explain what the program does and how it is implemented. However, the algorithm is ...
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Sources to understand dissertation process, methods?

I am a first-year psychology doctoral student (PsyD) and am forming my dissertation topic. I am having trouble finding a really good book or article that outlines the guts of what makes a good ...
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How to stay motivated during the final year of the PhD program? [duplicate]

I used to be an extremely motivated and a goal-oriented person. But it's been three years that I go through long periods of unproductively, usually followed by a short period of productivity. It's my ...
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Structure of a dissertation with two (fairly) disjoint topics

I am writing a PhD dissertation that contains two main themes/topics. These topics are fairly different from each other, but they do have (some!) common threads. Within each theme, I have two rather ...
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Project or Thesis? [closed]

In the master's program that I am enrolled in, there are two options before graduating: either to complete the thesis or to do a project. I thought of doing the thesis, and maybe if I can find a topic ...
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Canadian External Examiner for UK PhD Viva advice

I have a PhD viva next week and have (very) recently that my examiner has no knowledge of the UK viva system My first question is what is the PhD defense failure rate in Canada? (I'm not sure if I ...
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Personal quote at the beginning of a PhD thesis?

Is it appropriate to put at the beginning of my PhD thesis a personal quote that very few people would understand ? Could it make my work seem not serious ? More specifically, it would be lyrics from ...
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(How) should I describe the company within my bachelor's thesis?

I'm writing my computer science bachelor's thesis in a company. The thesis is about optimizing one of their software products. Obviously I will need to describe the software in the thesis, but what ...
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What happens if a math PhD student fails to find a proof that is the main objective of his/her thesis topic?

How exactly do Math theses/dissertations work? Is it fair to assume that the work involves trying to prove something? What happens if you can't? I did a thesis in Computer Science, and though my ...
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Is this a correct way of using a literature review in a thesis?

I'm writing a thesis and I'm supposed to find existing mechanisms about a topic. The literature review papers can be called B and the primary literature B uses is called A. I have found 2 ...
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Should I describe failed iterations in methodology?

I'm currently writing my Master's thesis in machine learning. My understanding of academic papers are that you describe what you did in methodology section and what the outcome was in the results ...