I want to write a scientific master thesis. I dont want it to look like a technical report.
I had to configure a system: It contains roughly 2 chips. Then this system has to send data to another system with same architecture. I had a lot of work to programm one of those chips. Looking at other scientific theses, I don't see that they even mention how they programmed their chips.
I want to show the difficulties of programming it. Maybe only some important code.What do you think about it? I dont understand the scientific way of writing a thesis. So maybe you can explain it easy.
I tried to look at other scientifc work:
E.g. a white paper shows everything in one page, or here on three:
For a normal human being, it would not be possible to recreate this, without the basics and also test environment. Its like someone crazy on the street tells me what they have done. For understanding I should recreate their experiment. This would take a lot of time.
E.g a thesis:
It looks the same but bigger. It is also not possible to recreate it without knowing more basics. But I already saw that the author points to some literature.
But it is like someone on the street tells me, what they have done and tells me I can look into books to find out, how to do it in real.
Is it right to use language like:" (...)we have already discussed in section (...)" Shouldnt it be like" (...)it was already discussed (...)"?
UPDATE: I am reading a book about scientific writing: The work shouldn't show the chronology. It is no experience report. It is a result oriented summary. So keep in mind that you choose a logical structure, that has no repetition of results. Don't structure it in that way that you need to present results before they are done in the thesis. The process of creating the thesis means often that you work iteratively, with trial-and-error. The steps are irrelevant only the planned methods how to do it and the results are relevant. Only present results in text that are relevant.
The whole work process/effort doesn't play a role. Talking to people, reassembling a working peace or reproducing components are not relevant for the result. Same is for long looking for an error in the program code. A big effort is usually treated with little to no scope in the thesis. The advisor will take it into account....