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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Can a related paper cover the non-thesis master disadvantages for applying for a PhD?

I am a MS student in computer science. I have the opportunity to work on the area A than I don't enjoy so much and the adviser is not helpful, but I guess that I will publish good papers if I work on ...
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I need to remove all of the plagarized parts to my thesis [on hold]

I am writing my thesis. How do I get rid of plagiarized parts? How do I make sure that all my references are correct?
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Very short PhD Thesis by famous people [on hold]

I read that John Nash had a very short PhD Dissertation. A mere 27 pages. See this link: http://www.princeton.edu/mudd/news/faq/topics/Non-Cooperative_Games_Nash.pdf Are there other famous people ...
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How to avoid self-plagiarism when adapting dissertation into a paper?

I have recently completed a dissertation and have been encouraged to publish the work. My dilemma is that I find it quite difficult (and painfully tedious) to rewrite the same thing couched in new ...
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Should I include independently derived but not novel results in my thesis?

I'm writing up my physics PhD thesis, and am wondering whether to include the derivation of a formula that I worked out myself. I've recently found that this work isn't actually a novel contribution ...
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What to include in Abbreviations and symbols?

My supervisor asked me to make an Abbreviations and Symbols part to my thesis, as I use a lot of mathematical equations and variables. Now, obviously I won't put every variable (and abbreviation) into ...
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Microsoft Word IEEE style Bibliography [closed]

I have created a word document (in Microsoft Word 2013) with a bunch of references, and then created a Bibliography at the end in IEEE style. It looks ok except that Book Titles are not in Italics, ...
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Can one include already published papers in a monograph thesis?

I am writing my phd thesis in a monograph format. The monograph consists of several chapters, some of which have been published with co-authors, however, the thesis as a whole is a stand alone piece ...
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Alleviating Dunning-Kruger effect without running into impostor syndrome

This is a question generally in decision making. Is a balance between the Dunning-Kruger effect and the impostor syndrome possible for students? As a student one is generally graded on a regular ...
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PhD thesis Microsoft Word templates [closed]

What "beautiful" looking PhD thesis Microsoft Word templates do you recommend using?
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Publish my MSc Thesis and Paper [closed]

I have recently completed my MSc in International Business and also written a paper. I would like to publish both. Can you please assist me in this regard. My contact detail is ...
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Which survey software to use?

I want to create a fairly long survey for my doctoral research. The target audience is teachers in the area. I have the option of using the software my institution provides (Qualtrics), Google Forms, ...
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How can a master thesis in STEM approach the level of a doctoral thesis?

Can someone shed some light on the subtle difference between a master thesis and a doctoral thesis so that a master student can arrange his or her research strategy geared to produce work at near the ...
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What is the difference between research and a thesis at the B.S./M.S. level?

I will be a freshman majoring in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign next fall, and I'm interested in their B.S.-M.S. 5-year program. I ultimately want to get a Ph.D. in ...
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Use of external collaboration in masters

I have recently finished a 4yr Bachelor in Physics and have been looking for a masters thesis(the masters program at my university is rather dumb - you just do research and the thesis). A recently ...
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Information in my Thesis incorrectly represented in another publication

Recently I came across a publication that referenced my PhD Thesis in a literature survey. The citing is correct, however, the information that they sited is incredibly erroneous. In a table, they ...
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how to save a word document as a pdf with hyperlinked citation [closed]

I have just concluded writing my thesis, i used mendeley to manage cations and references. How can I save my document from doc to pdf such that when you click at a citation it takes you to the ...
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Referencing Android Documentation

I would like to reference some material from Android documentation (such as Sensor Events and Sensors Overview) into my M.Sc thesis, talking about the details of sensor services in Android. What is ...
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Which one is your priority? Writing thesis or writing academic paper [closed]

Which one do you recommend and why? 1: Finish writing PhD dissertation and extract papers from your thesis. 2. Start writing papers and complete your thesis based on your papers?
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How do I plant a longer term RCT project to go beyond my dissertation?

I realize this is field- and topic-specific but I'm hoping some of this is generalizable. I'm in the social science side of information science and narrowing down dissertation topics. Some of what ...
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Whether to change supervisor in UK Masters degree when supervisor is not providing much feedback and says I can change supervisor if I want?

I am pursuing a taught Master's degree in UK, and my field is social science. I was assigned to a dissertation supervisor by department. My supervisor is a very nice person with good personality, he ...
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Is it appropriate to discussed a proposed method in the literature review or in methodology chapter?

I need some clarifications on where to put the proposed usability-evaluation method in my thesis. I have tried to improved upon the existing methods and came up with a new one, which will be validated ...
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Should a bachelor’s or master’s thesis include acknowledgements?

For Ph.D. theses, I think nobody would disagree with adding acknowledgements. But what is the stance in different places for a bachelor’s and/or master’s thesis? When I was doing both, I strictly ...
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Should I choose a research field entirely based on interest?

I'm a first year masters student. Currently I'm doing coursework but I'll have research in second year. I find all subjects interesting. I feel better when I'm doing subjects including a bit of ...
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Thesis writing; bottom up vs. top down

Situation: I’m completing a master’s degree in computer science. Currently, I’m at the final stage and finishing writing my thesis. Usually, similar theses in my institute have the following ...
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What makes one fail a PhD viva?

I do not ask about special cases, e.g. supervisor does not approve the thesis, there is rivalry between the supervisor and the examiners and so on. Is there any general standard for viva, e.g. one ...
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What do I do if there is an error in a figure in my not-yet-defended thesis?

I submitted my thesis some days ago and I am currently preparing for viva. I have found an error in a figure which is a summary of four other figures. In fact, by means of Excel I did calculations and ...
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How to explain things in the motivation section of a mathematical paper without proper definitions?

I want to start a chapter in my dissertation by motivating a mathematical operator by showing why it is interesting to look at it and what I can contribute to understand it better. However, I actually ...
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Combining research related work and dissertation topic en route to PhD

I am finishing up a part time masters degree at a mid tier state school. I am really interested in moving on to a PhD at the same institution. I have enough credits beyond the masters and I have a ...
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Published and unpublished dissertation; DOI assignment

I have recently defended my Ph.D. dissertation and submitted it to my graduate school's e-repository of scholarly works as well as to the ProQuest database. I have not heard yet from ProQuest about ...
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How do you explain your pure maths PhD?

Let's say you are at the pub and random layperson asks you the question: "So I heard you did a PhD. What was it on?" What do you do if your PhD was in pure maths. What techniques can you use that ...
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kmeans with images CBIR [migrated]

I have an image database and I want to cluster them to K clusters useing k-means clustering but I didn't know how to start. I know that matlab has a function that do this work but for simple image, ...
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Using a source and being unable to cite it

I am writing my thesis, and during my work, my advisor supplied me with some confidential documents that he still has from his previous work. Part of my work is based on these documents and I am ...
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Is it ok to cite my own paper, currently in review, in my own thesis?

My PhD thesis is due around October, 2015 (~6 months ahead of the time of writing this). I would like to submit a journal paper which contains substantial results from my research, mainly the reasons ...
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What is the difference between hypothesis, thesis statement and research goal?

Can someone explain the difference between hypothesis, thesis statement and research goal based on an example?
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During the defense, how to prove the method I used in my master thesis is correct?

I will have my master thesis defense in one week and today my advisor wrote me he is not sure about a method I used to obtain a result (this will not ruin the entire work, but still will make some ...
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What is equivalent degree of Masters by research degree in usa?

There is a degree called “Masters by research” in Australia, in which a researcher basically researches for two years(full time) on the topic or research problem(differs from Phd on many aspects ...
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Online Masters Degree and Thesis [closed]

I am an Online Masters (US) student nearing the end of my program. I have an option of writing a thesis for my last semester, which I am very keen on pursuing. The problem being I am remote and ...
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Writing a paper from Master thesis

I finished my master thesis and my advisor asked me if I would like to publish a paper on it. Being my first paper, I was very excited when he first told me, so I immediately started reading the ...
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Is it ok to use “and/or” in my dissertation?

I'm elaborating a small scorecard for a comparison between two technologies, I was wondering if it would be formally acceptable to use "and/or" in my bullet points, e.g., "Not automated and/or ...
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How to mention colleagues from work in my thesis

Right now I am writing a thesis in a Russian university on data mining to obtain bachelor degree. The thesis is related to my job field and I use an inner implementation of an algorithm to process ...
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How detailed do I have to provide sources

I am currently writing my master thesis and I am extremely insecure where and when to give the sources. I tried to google for any recommendations but could not find anything that helps me. How often ...
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Are Honoris Causa degree worth as much as PHD?

Lately I have seen that some people(some ex-presidents in my country and some others) have been getting the Honoris Causa degree from some universities. Some of which have never even gone to ...
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Difference between paper and master thesis presentation

I am facing my Master thesis presentation (in Europe), and have read the excellent article by Matt Might on technical presentations. Most of his points seem very logical to me (avoid too much ...
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Is it a good practice to put the initial work and improved version (both published) in PhD thesis?

Suppose for my PhD thesis, I solve problems like the following: 1) At the begining I solve one problem 2) Later, before any one improve the results, I myself improve it. Suppose both of the papaers ...
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Why are some non-thesis MS or MA programs just called M?

I heard of some master's degrees that are just M instead of MS or MA like Master of Mathematics or Master of Psychology. Apparently, this is due to it being non-thesis. However, I met people who ...
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What do I do if someone studied the same topic before, but did so inadequately?

I am planning to research on topic for masters by research course. Googling, I found that a "micro-research" study on a similar topic (some objectives matching) has been done by somebody as a part of ...
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What is the difference between literary review and abstract

My undergraduate dissertation requires a literary review and an abstract. I have been reading published papers similar to my topic but which are mostly at masters level and all of them have an ...
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I found a trove of Computer Science Masters thesis unprotected on a respected uni's website

I was looking for some technical documentation in relation to development of a specific piece of software, using a Google search such as "ACMESoft" "ACME_Rhino" filetype:pdf. I found a PDF hosted on ...
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What contributions from your advisor must you specifically acknowledge in your dissertation?

When you're writing your dissertation, your advisor will undoubtedly make many contributions. They might suggest literature to look into or ways of tackling a problem. Many of these contributions I ...