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Is it commonplace for a recruiter to ask to see an unpublished PhD thesis?

I would have thought the document and overall findings are to be a closely guarded secret until defense or publication, so you can imagine my horror that a hiring professor would ask if he can have a ...
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language and publishing consultation

i am doing ph.d thesis in hindi language. and i want publish my thesis as a book. what are the changes that have to be made to transform the thesis into a book. secondly my thesis is in Hindi and i ...
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Are review articles the result of original observations?

I am about to submit a PhD thesis by published work. The university guidelines states that "the content of the papers should be the result of original observations". I would like to include a review ...
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How to report on a badly supervised internship [on hold]

A few days remain before I present my internship report to get a master's degree. I have a few questions: My field advisor insulted me several times during my internship period. (He is mean, he gets ...
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Can I reference the abstract? [duplicate]

I finished writing my internship report for a master degree. Now I am writing its abstract. Is it possible to mention a statistic study on the abstract and reference it in the bibliography or is this ...
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How many references should be included in the bibliography of a Master thesis?

Surprisingly, I have not found a similar question to mine - all I found was a question about the maximum number of citations per sentence. However, I am more interested in the total number of ...
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Maximum number of citations per sentence?

I'm working on a literature review for a masters thesis in the sciences, and I have a ton of sources that cover the topic. Many specific points are covered ad nauseam, and many similar ideas can be ...
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What is the standard way to include introduction and references parts to a masters thesis?

I have seen that students have two ways to write their thesis, They have a separate chapter to write an introduction to their thesis. This chapter usually consists of a literature review of their ...
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Is it possible to do a Masters dissertation at a different university?

I am currently doing an MSc and am struggling to do my dissertation as i have no real interest in what i am doing and feel very low. I have completed all my coursework to allow me to gain a PGDip and ...
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Including own review article in Thesis?

I am currently writing the introduction to my PhD thesis and have one specific doubt about how to include or cite a review article that I have published with jointly with my supervisors. In my ...
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Is it acceptable to ask a professor who is not your supervisor to provide comments on your thesis draft?

I want my thesis to be the best it possibly can be. My supervisor is away for one month right before my thesis submission. Is it inappropriate or poor etiquette to ask another professor in the field ...
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Plagiarism-checker to prevent self-plagiarism

I am working on my PhD thesis and have to write a monograph based on my publications. To prevent that I plagiarize myself, I came up with the idea to automatically check my thesis against my ...
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How to come up with research questions that are well-defined and suitable in scope and relatedness for a thesis?

I have decided on the area I want to contribute to, and have found a basic but huge problem for my research. Now my professor told me to redefine the area, so to break the, at the moment, huge area ...
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Include URL for journal and conference articles in dissertation bibliography? (DOI or other)?

Context: I'm writing a dissertation in Computational Social Science using the Kluwer bibliographic style. My question isn't specific to this style and applies generally to dissertations in computer ...
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Is it possible to pursue PhD in different area than master's thesis

I am doing masters in physics. I recently did internship in high energy physics for 2 months. But my institute allows me to do 6 months project only in condensed matter physics. I want to pursue PhD ...
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PhD four years ago; can I publish a paper from PhD work without my supervisor's name?

I did my PhD 4 years ago. I was not comfortable with my guide but I concentrated on my work, and I successfully completed the PhD. But I published a little work with his name as correspondence author. ...
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I wrote a thesis for my undergraduate degree - it was published but not in a journal. Is it still relevant to cite?

I wrote a thesis involving not-quite-graduate-level research prior to graduating with my undergraduate degree. It was presented at a conference [by another researcher from our lab], and not published ...
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How to publish easily - low entry reqs [closed]

Can you give me advice, how can I publish easily and quickly in a number of papers? I'm not really a scientist, I'm a web developer, but I really need to build a publication list. I need to publish ...
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What to do when you discover a mistake in the archived copy of your PhD thesis?

I've just defended my PhD in mathematics and started a postdoc. While working on an improvement of one of the results of my thesis, I realized that there are several minor mistakes and a big bug in a ...
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Should professors help masters research students to find a research topic? [closed]

I have seen that some professors have some research topics with a prepared proposal available at the beginning of the semester, and if a masters student wants to do research thesis under their ...
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How to address a doctoral candidate who is ABD (All but Dissertation)? Is “Dr” appropriate?

How does one address a doctoral candidate who completed all his/here requirements except the dissertation? Would they be referred to as Doctor? Or is there another title? In the past, I believe I've ...
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Is it common to include foreign terms in the title of a thesis?

I'm writing a cross-language thesis. In other words, my thesis is about a foreign culture. Is it common to include foreign terms in the title of a thesis? If yes, should I include the translation of ...
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Writing a thesis: Is it a good practice to use personalized lists? [duplicate]

I am writing a master's thesis using Latex. I am attracted by pifont package that allows to use personalized lists as the ones this picture shows: My question: is it a good or bad practice to use such ...
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Should you cite somebody's Transfer Report? (Confirmation Report)

Context: At UK universities at least, before progressing from the first year of your PhD (or transferring from an MPhil to a PhD), it is required to write a fairly substantial report detailing the ...
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Is it ethical for a professor to get masters students to work on open source modules related to the professor's profit-making company?

My professor (computer science) has a company that promotes an open-source software. Of course the software is free and open-source, but his company makes profit by support, training, etc. and they ...
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Proper way to format computer code included in a thesis/dissertation

I intend to include my computational model code(s) in its entirety as an appendix in my dissertation. I've gone through my university's formatting guidelines and haven't seen anything on the proper ...
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Why does the APA style call it 'the footnotes page' even though the notes are not placed at the bottom of pages?

The APA style recommends the use of either footnotes or endnotes. The term 'endnotes' means notes are placed in a separate page in the back matter. The term 'footnotes' means notes are placed at ...
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How can I find the first researcher who wrote about a specific subject

I am writing my thesis in computer science and I am looking to include some references. I need to include though the researchers who first wrote about a specific subject and not others who expanded ...
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Is it common to put a quote from interviews in the epigraph page of a thesis as long as research ethics are not violated?

I want to put something that one of my participants said in the epigraph page of my thesis, but I have seen researchers mostly quoting authors. Is it common to put a quote from interviews in the ...
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Can I use text from my dissertation in a manuscript?

There has been general discussion of whether one can use a published work in their dissertation, with the consensus being 'of course'! The first two chapters of my thesis will be published works. I'm ...
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Can I make notes for the appendices even though they are placed after the 'Notes' page in APA?

The APA style recommends that the appendices be placed at the end of the paper, which means that the Notes page is placed before them. Can I make notes for the appendices even though they are placed ...
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Should the table of contents of a thesis include beyond heading level 3?

Should the table of contents of a thesis include beyond heading level 3? I would like to know if there is a rule specifying this issue either in MLA or APA?
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How can I find my data to compare with my work's results? [closed]

My Masters thesis is on task graph scheduling for multi core processors. I have developed a new task clustering and scheduling algorithm. I wanted to know about how can I find data to compare it with ...
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Should chapter introduction and conclusion be included in the table of contents?

In my thesis, I have five chapters, each of which includes sections and subsections. Each of the five chapters has an introduction and conclusion. Should chapter introductions and conclusions be ...
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Is it considered cheating to ask a friend or tutor to proofread your thesis before submission?

Even after having proofread my thesis many times, I think asking another person to proofread it before submission is necessary. Is it considered cheating to ask a friend or tutor to proofread your ...
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Is it advisable to hand in a thesis by visiting my supervisor's house?

I have to hand in the thesis to my supervisor, but I could neither find him in the faculty nor contact him, but I know his house. Is it advisable to hand in a thesis by visiting my supervisor's ...
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Is it permitted to quote something with informal language, like an interview excerpt with 'haha', in a thesis?

One of the interview excerpt I want to quote include "haha." Is it permitted to quote an interview excerpt with 'haha' in a thesis? I asked because it seems like it is too informal.
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Is it necessary that the the chapter introduction be made up of just one paragraph?

In writing the introduction of a chapter, I came up with three paragraphs. Is it necessary that the the chapter introduction be made up of just one paragraph?
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How should the title of a chapter or section be formatted when mentioned in the text?

How should the title of the chapter or section be formatted when mentioned in the text? I mean the titles of chapters of the same work. For example: If the chapter is entitled "Chapter Four: Review ...
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Should one put their Master's thesis online?

I think of a thesis as sort of an immature document, by definition. It delineates the university era from the professional era, and is bound to lack some practical elements. Should a student refrain ...
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Should I use lighter or heavier paper for my printed dissertation?

My university requires one to submit a printed copy of the dissertation. The paper has to be 100% cotton, white, and 20- to 24 lb weight. Since I have a choice in the weight of the paper, my question ...
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How to credit Creative Commons icons in a Bachelor's Thesis

I am currently working on my bachelor's thesis in computer science in Germany. I have created a few charts/graphs, making heavy use of icons downloaded from http://thenounproject.com/. Most of the ...
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Which term is correct for a work submitted for a master's degree: paper, thesis or dissertation?

What is the difference among the terms paper, thesis and dissertation? Which one should I use, for instance if I am completing a master's degree? Are they interchangeable ?
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Should I use the pronoun 'my' in the title of an appendix?

Should I use the pronoun 'my' in the title of an appendix of a thesis? For example: Appendix A: An Example of My Participation in the Community's Rituals
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Is a copied acknowledgements section considered plagiarism?

A friend of mine has told me that his Master student (Chemistry) defended his thesis sometimes ago and everything went alright and he graduated. He recently realized that in the acknowledgements part ...
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Comparing results if there have been no similar studies

I examined seven years of financial data for a given country. However, there have been no similar studies that have the same sample as mine and cover a seven-year period (most study just one year in ...
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Credit with helping to write a PhD thesis

I am an undergraduate student doing summer research and I am helping a PhD student to write a portion of her PhD thesis and with a bit of editing here and there. I am wondering how would credit be ...
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Can the word “subsubsection” be used in a thesis?

Can the word "subsubsection" be used in a thesis? For example: The next subsubsection discusses so and so. It is not listed in English dictionaries. What do you think? Thank you
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Discussing time limits in the limitations section?

Is it common to discuss the fact that one didn't have time to do more reading, or didn't have time to elaborate certain sections, in the "limitations" section of a thesis?
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Why shouldn't I take a risk to make my thesis have better design?

I am making a final dissertation for my graduation. I want it to have a better design than the boring traditional. When I read this and this, I think that the downside is because it makes the thesis ...