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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Dissertation formating: should foreign words and Latin abbreviations be italicized?

In English language non-fiction books, it used to be common that foreign words were italicized, including abbreviated Latin words and phrases: op. cit., et. al., ceteris paribus, ex post, and so on. ...
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Should I write my master's thesis in English, as a non-native speaker?

I'm currently enrolled in a Master's degree Program in Statistics in Italy. I just started working on my thesis and my advisor asked me if I wanted to write it in Italian or in English. Apparently, ...
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Re: Terminated from D. Health Science program E.B.D.. Possible to apply to different program?

I concede this is similar to a few other questions, but any help would be appreciated. My husband completed the twenty coursework requirement for his D.H.Sc. with a 4.0 G.P.A. from the online ...
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For graduate admissions, focus on bachelor thesis or other research publication

Given a student coming to the end of their undergraduate career working on both a thesis for their bachelor degree as well as a separate research project in a research lab, which would hold more ...
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The difference between literature review and background sections of a dissertation

I was assuming these two were the same. What is the difference between them? How does one relate to another? The context here is an MA (Master of Arts) level social science dissertation in UK ...
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Thesis proposal near thesis defence

I'm a PhD student in computer science. In my university, the PhD process is divided in the following steps: Qualification exam Research proposal exam: presentation of chosen topics and methodology ...
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How to point out a novel conceptualization in a foundations chapter?

I am writing the foundations chapter of my thesis. I think I came up with an original conceptualization of the matter that I haven't read anywhere before. Since a foundations chapter is usually more a ...
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Publicly available extended summary of PhD thesis and manuscript submission

In my country, if a PhD thesis is written in national language, the candidate must also submit an extended summary of the thesis in English, which will be deposited in a national repository and will ...
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Can a thesis approved by supervisor fail? What to do to appeal? [closed]

I am doing PhD in an Australian university. My thesis was approved by my supervisor, however, one of two examiners suggested revision and re-submission (with harsh criticism and no solid ...
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Paper from my already published PhD thesis — How do I cite it?

Two years ago I finished my thesis, at the time I wasn't interested in writing papers but I have since changed my mind. The thesis has been made available online by the department. It has been cited ...
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When describing a joint effort, refer to colleague by name or by their title?

If another developer was involved in the research process for a task, should I say that "Bob and I worked on this" or that "another developer and I worked on this"? Of course, others should be ...
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Is it possible to finish PhD quicker than formally possible? [closed]

I said to my supervisor that I would like to finish my PhD very quickly. He said that formally I can submit my thesis 2 years after starting my degree at earliest, but that I am doing very well and it ...
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Why should students be asked to register for a co-supervisor? [duplicate]

The university where I'm doing my PhD is asking me to register a co-supervisor. However, I don't really know the role of co-supervisor. What exactly is it for? Does it mean that for every ...
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Possible to put online a PhD dissertation under a Creative Commons license, as some text is (c) by publishers?

It is inevitable that several parts of a PhD dissertation come from published papers. The publishers who claim copyright (or exclusive right to publish) of articles are aware of this, and they allow ...
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Can I use images from other papers or books in my master thesis ? [duplicate]

even if I put the original reference of those images ?
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Short bio for thesis back cover?

I thought about writing a short bio, maybe 100 words, for the back cover of my thesis. Should I do this? What to include in that case?
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Is it appropriate to cite editorial articles in a thesis?

An established academic wrote an editorial opening for a journal and it hit some very profound concepts in the field that I want to raise in my thesis. Obviously I want to extend credit to them. ...
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What are pros and cons of submitting a PhD thesis to ProQuest?

Many people published their PhD theses in ProQuest, and it looks cool. The thesis is indexed by ACM as a book, so you can list them in the publication section in your CV. I wonder if there is any ...
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How to protect the copyright of the thesis draft?

I just finished the draft of my thesis and want someone else to do a proofreading on it because I am not a native speaker of English. I wonder if any things I shall do to protect the copyright of the ...
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What should I check when the studies in my dissertation are published? [closed]

I included three different studies in my dissertation. They are under review right now. Is it ok to deposit my dissertation? Would there be any copyright issues?
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PhD thesis - Names of appendices

I'm writing my PhD thesis (math) and struggling to find titles for the appendices. The thesis has three main chapters and for each one there is an appendix that contains some proofs that did not ...
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List unpublished masters thesis in preprints section on CV?

After I've defended my masters thesis, if I haven't published it anywhere, should I list it in the preprints section on my CV?
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How can I find images to use in my thesis that are free/unrestricted by copyright?

I need to add some images to my thesis. I would strongly prefer that these are free (no cost) and not restricted by copyright. I have used Google Image to find images, I don't know how to determine ...
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How much data is enough to be awarded a PhD? [closed]

I feel my data is not enough to be awarded a PhD (compared to the work of others in my lab), but I have spent too much of my time as a graduate student (approx 7yrs); should I wind up and defend my ...
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What should I do if I found too many typos after my Ph.D. thesis being approved but before my oral defense in mathematics?

I am doing my Ph.D. in mathematics and did not have my thesis carefully proofread before submission (which is definitely a mistake that I wish to correct). My thesis was approved after submission and ...
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Difference between Phd degree while remaining a student, and after quitting a Japanese university?

I am currently enrolled at a Japanese university in the doctoral program of Mathematical and Life sciences, and have already been a student for last 4 years. I am waiting for the acceptance of ...
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Are there any online community investigations of PhD thesis plagiarism outside Germany?

In Germany there is a wiki-like webpage that investigates PhD theses for plagiarism: http://de.vroniplag.wikia.com/ On this webpage PhD theses that are suspected of plagiarism are investigated by an ...
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How to Properly Cite Linux Source Code?

I know, the question of how to cite source code has been asked before, but I did not found anything helpful for my specific situation. I am currently writing my master's thesis. My university does ...
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How to add long lists in thesis

We performed some bioinformatic work during thesis. Output of these analysis are more than 10 tables with 2000 rows each. We cannot add these in the printed version of the thesis, so we thought about: ...
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Master's program advice

A little background on my question. I recently gradated with my BS in Computer Information Systems and am looking to pursue a Master's program. I am also married with 3 children. I am looking for ...
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How to Acknowledge mail related to PhD Proposal?

I had applied for PhD Scholarship. Today i received a email from that foundation. They told me "As soon as you are ready with your PhD Study Proposal, please send it to Prof X" How to Acknowledge ...
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Is copying a sentence considered plagiarism? [duplicate]

In writing a phd thesis, if a sentence is copied as it is and given proper references, then will it be considered as plagiarism?
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Humorous or famous dictum as motto for a scientific text - is it appropriate? [duplicate]

Every once in a while I stumble upon a scientific book or article with a «motto», that is, a brief aphorism or short humorous stanza at the beginning, usually separated by its layout from the body of ...
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What is a legal and allowed method of getting a picture from Internet to be used in the cover of my thesis?

I need a picture from the Internet of micro bacterium which I want to use on my Thesis cover. Now just coping the picture and using it will be like stealing someone else's property. Hence I wanna know ...
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Referencing the reference?

Suppose I have a paper with the following text: Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you [3],[4]. As one can see, the author got the information from 2 other references. If I ...
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How to present ongoing dissertation research and get feedback on a one-on-one basis?

I am in the social sciences (political science) doing research largely based on fieldwork. Accordingly, my dissertation project has changed quite a bit in the four months since getting my prospectus ...
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Enhancing the plots from another person's research paper [duplicate]

I get some plots for comparision of different network simulation software. I need to include them in my thesis to provide details about the tool. The problem is that these plots are not of very good ...
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Erratum on my bachelor Thesis

I have written a thesis for my bachelor degree and next week I have to defend it. The problem is that I found some small mistakes (not spelling mistakes, but small mistakes in equations, a wrong ...
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How does one balance between working on a research problem and writing up the results?

I currently have two months before I have to submit my master's thesis (its a one-year program in the UK) and just finished data collection. Analysing the data is a time consuming process and I'm ...
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My Professor is pushing me in a problem that isn't solvable for the deadline

I have a month to finish an undergraduate research project required to receive my diploma and I am facing the situation when an undergraduate is too low in the academic scale to fight his/her ...
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How to mention an implementation tool in thesis?

In my MSc thesis implementation section, I have used two tools: Matlab and Python scripting. How should I introduce and mention them in my implementation chapter? Thank you,
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What should I do if I discover a typo in the title of my MS thesis after submission

After I submitted my thesis recently, I discovered that I made a very silly mistake in typing the title of my thesis; I missed one letter. Instead of implementation I typed "implemenation". The thesis ...
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Changing scope of a thesis to be more application-based [closed]

This is a bit of a weird problem, probably. Actually it isn't exactly a problem either, but something that has come up. For the record, I will be talking to my supervisor tomorrow morning, but if this ...
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How to indicate a 'summary' of some sort in a presentation

Soon I will give a presentation in college for a few professors. In this presentation I research a somewhat complex concept, though the focus is how said concept can be used in company X. So I'd ...
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Trade-off between content and style

I am in the UK and I completed an undergraduate dissertation. In my dissertation I went much higher than my level. All the content in my dissertation was at a masters level and everything was ...
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How would I go about applying for a thesis without being considered an “spam-bot disguised as an Undergraduate Indian student”? [duplicate]

The flip side of this question. First, a little background: I'm a student from BITS Pilani, a premier institute in India. Our institute encourages us to get industry or research experience (in the ...
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PhD project ownership conflict after changing university

Student starts a PhD at University A, the student is offered a project conceived by University A supervisor. Then student transfers to University B in agreement with University A supervisor that they ...
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Could you get a doctorate based solely on a thesis written in your free time?

I am a very enthusiastic person academically and I love to gather new (sometimes irrelevant but useful) knowledge about my field in my free time. I am now at the point where I would like to start ...
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Refuting a hypothesis in a dissertation

I am writing my dissertation, and things came out somewhat different to what I had thought three years ago. Back then, I had three hypotheses. Two turned out to be true. The third, last and flimsiest, ...
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How do I avoid or get past the post-orals slump?

I just passed my comprehensive oral exam. I took a week off and have spent the better part of another week trying to build motivation to get back to work. Now I have about a dozen things I could do ...