My dissertation is going to be a thesis by publication. I am going to publish a couple of papers and put those into one document with a couple of leading words (another 20 pages or so) and this is going to be my thesis. I feel that the monograph I wrote for my master thesis (which was pretty extensive) was actually pretty helpful as a reference now (I am continuing the research on the same topic). Thus I would like to know: Should I write a monograph for myself? Obviously I am not going to publish that, so I won't have all the work with writing it nicely (or at least more nicely than I personally need). My mentor (who is not my doctor father) told me this is too much work and I should rather use that time to publish more. What do you think? I am researching of A.I. and Machine Learning, thus I will have a lot of math and a lot of programming. The monograph I would write would be about the math, not the programming (that should document itself).
The comments seem to misunderstand a couple of things:
- My mentor is not my doctor father. My mentor has not say in anything and no involvement - he is just there to give me tips.
- There is no question what my thesis will be. It will be a thesis by publication. The monograph would just be for myself.
- I cannot "publish a paper based on the thesis": My thesis is going to consist out of multiple (about 6) publications.