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Questions tagged [all-but-dissertation]

"All but dissertation" (ABD) is an unofficial stage in the process of doctoral study at which the student has completed the coursework and other early milestones (such as the qualifying exam) but has not yet submitted a completed dissertation.

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Is PCB layouting and manufacturing process added in dissertation? [closed]

Should I add PCB layouting and manufacturing process pictures in dissertation?
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Is it appropriate to ask one of my thesis-committee members for a postdoc position?

I'm about to give submit my Ph.D. thesis to my selected reviewers. Among the external reviewers, I really like the research themes that one of them is working on. So, I want to ask him about any ...
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ABD information and assistance with statistical information [closed]

I am presently in a PhD program and was an ABD student. I am curious as to the following information, which will also assist me in formulating my dissertation topic: 1. How many students are ABD on ...
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Resume Question: How do you put mastering out of PhD on resume? [duplicate]

I am currently in my 2nd year in a PhD and going to master out in May. Should I put "leaving PhD" on my resume? Or just Masters? My field is in Computer Science where mastering out is quite common.
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Referencing a mathematical result already obtained

I was working(in maths) for some months on a paper. After I got the results, I found out that some of those were already obtained in another paper that was not very related to my topic. In fact, in ...
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Withdrew from PhD without dissertation, can I claim that I have PhD on my resume?

I attended Capella University from 2009-2016. I earned a Master's degree without any problems. I completed all of the coursework for the Ph.D. at the same university and spent two years in the ...
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My adviser keeps changing his mind about my papers. What should I do?

How do you overcome advisers constantly moving the football / changing their minds? I write papers after recommendations from my advisers and every time I end up redoing the entire analysis or ...
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My PhD adviser is objecting to my request to change my PhD topic

I am a midway PhD candidate, I have finished all of the coursework and the qualifying exam. This my fifth semester (i.e. I'm starting my 3rd year now). Now I feel that, the topic I've selected to work ...
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PhD Thesis based on published articles on different topics

I am in 3rd year of PhD and I was suppose to graduate after 1 year, but suddenly due to some unknown reason my adviser gave me 2 months to write my PhD dissertation. He said I have published 7 SCI ...
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Can I hire someone to write code for my dissertation (if I've designed the algorithm)?

Barring any extremely unfortunate disaster, I am five weeks away from a final defense and a Ph.D. At this point, we are in the re-write stage ("of my unforgivably horrible and weak thesis") but it ...
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Is it normal that my supervisor told me to submit my thesis without any correction from him(he took only one day to look to the thesis)?

I send my Ph.D. thesis to my supervisor, he replied on me after only one day(my thesis is 130 pages)told me that your thesis is OK and you can submit.He did not do any correction or comments!! does ...
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Advisor retirement while finishing doctorate on limited time constraint [closed]

I am a doctorate student in mathematics, having returned to finish my Ph.D after a long absence. Four years after my initial departure, I returned after gaining maturity in the working world and ...
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Is there anyway to “get credit” for post Masters work on a resume?

I quit my PhD in physics about a year and a half ago. I started school in 2011, got my token Masters in 2013, and passed my quals. I then did about 2.5 years of research, mostly coding, to verify the ...
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Trouble with advisor in final Ph.D. phase

I am a 6th year Ph.D. student in the sciences. The typical duration of a Ph.D. in my program at my institution is 5 years. I am months away from finishing the last component of my research; however, ...
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Does a chapter published in a book fit as part of a paper-based dissertation?

I've just received an offer to write a chapter for a book that will be published with an important publisher. I was about to say yes, because the topic fits with my dissertation topic and I thought I ...
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Motivation to write the dreaded dissertation

Ok... so I have hated graduate school since day one but have slogged through because I couldn't find anything else to do (I have applied for hundreds of jobs as an escape route with no success). It ...
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Can someone call themselves Dr. so and so (ABD)? [duplicate]

Someone in my profession is referring to themselves as Dr. so and so (ABD). It is my understanding that they are not a Dr. since they have not completed the dissertation process. Doesn't it seem ...
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Possible for ABD (all but dissertation) to return?

Can an ABD (all but dissertation) return to the university to redo the dissertation? If yes, how do they proceed?
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Is there a Post-doctorate Equivalent for an ABD (All-But-Dissertation) status?

I am an ABD (all- But-Dissertation) student. I have done all my work, completed my credits, passed my qualifying exams, I passed my oral exams, but I am having trouble finishing my thesis (advisor ...
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When can a person be called a PhD ABD?

Can one call oneself a PhD ABD (All But Dissertation) after completing all of the course work and working on the dissertation?
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How to address a doctoral candidate who is ABD (All but Dissertation)? Is “Dr” appropriate?

How does one address a doctoral candidate who completed all his/here requirements except the dissertation? Would they be referred to as Doctor? Or is there another title? In the past, I believe I've ...