PhD days are important in ones life. They influence the research career as well as the academic career of a person to a great extent. In many cases it influences the personal life of a person to a large degree.
The quality of a PhD, in general, is assessed or understood by the thesis submitted by the student. So, thesis is a sole outcome in a documented form. It is then utmost important for a student to frame/write her thesis with great care. I am in search of abstract qualities/characteristics required for a PhD thesis.
The following are some characteristics of a PhD thesis I am aware of
- Novelty: the quality of being new or unusual, or a new or unusual experience
This characteristic says that the thesis pushed the boundary of the literature to certain extent which has not been pushed earlier by any other (at-least not documented).
- Original: An original piece of work, such as a painting, etc. is produced by the artist and not a copy
This characteristic is almost similar to the first one but the uniqueness of this characteristic is that it ensures that the author of thesis did not copy the work from any other and the novelty is originated from her only.
I may be unaware of any other characteristics that are required by a PhD thesis in general. Are there any other characteristics to keep in mind before starting thesis for PhD?