I am currently working on an abstract for conference submission. The contents of the proposed presentation build heavily on part of my master's thesis. Since the abstract has to be written anonymously, however, I am struggling to find a good way to refer to the work I did in my thesis.
Some thoughts on a few options I had so far:
- Although my thesis hasn't been properly published, simply pretending it doesn't exist feels weird and academically questionable.
- I'm worried that, by citing it using my last name while making no connection to me as the author of the abstract, I would make it seem as if I did significantly less work myself, minimize the apparent impact of the presentation, and thereby drastically reduce the chances of getting accepted.
- Referring to the previous work I did using "in my master's thesis..." seems like the best option so far, but citing work without providing author and title feels odd too.
Is there any established way of going about this?
In case that makes any difference, I am working in the field of linguistics.