Questions tagged [thesis]

Questions related to initiation, preparation, editing and presentation of a research thesis. A Thesis is a long research report including personal research conclusions and outputs. A Thesis must include personal research and the proper citations from other publications in the research topic.

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Allowed help in thesis

If you write a thesis, is it legal to ask somebody if things you did are correct in the thesis? When it's my own work and this person says, everything correct, there shouldn't be any problem, right? ...
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How can I do a Computational Dance PhD degree in the United States?

How can I do a Computational Dance PhD degree in the United States? I know there are some mathematical music PhD degrees, with some graduates working at cool places like Spotify, after graduation. ...
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Should I tell a PhD student's supervisor about a lack of understanding and somewhat ethically dubious conduct?

Background to the question: A PhD student who I worked with during my masters' recently sent me a coauthorship statement for a paper I published whilst I was a member of that group. We started in ...
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How can i answer these questions during my PhD Viva [on hold]

I am defending my PhD thesis soon and have been told to practice some questions that I should expect, one of which is: 1-What are the ethical implications of your work? 2-What were the alternatives ...
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Is it possible to hire a phd student or postdoc by hours? [on hold]

I am working on small projects in machine learning field at my spare time. I love to research on the main ideas and concepts. However, I won't have much time on implementing it. Since the field ...
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Reuse of published data in PhD thesis

if it is the same data, but you put it in another style for your PhD thesis and created a new figure - does it still counts like "figure from publication "***" ?
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Writing thesis with corrected data after being published

Lack of a systematic strict supervision has lead to inaccuracies in data evaluation. This data was published. While writing thesis I realize that and I don't know what to do. Should I write my "...
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Can I use images from my published papers in my thesis without copyright infringment?

I have to fill in copyright form for my PHD thesis submission. I have used some of the images already published in my IEEE/IET journal and conference papers. I signed copyright forms during the ...
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Rotenone can induce cell death [closed]

You have shown that rotenone can induce cell death. Therefore, Loss of positive staining is expected and is not because of the reduction of protein. It is highly possible that it is due to reduction ...
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What should I do if actually I found a serious flaw in someone's PhD thesis and an article derived from that PhD thesis?

Recently, I came across a PhD thesis and an article derived from that PhD thesis and found a serious flaw in them that actually makes their conclusions invalid. In the first place, I was unsure if I'...
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Do I have to cite common CS algorithms?

I'm working on my final thesis for a CS grade course and I want to use a common sorting algorithm (quicksort for the curious ones). Do I need to include a reference to this algorithm (cite or quote)? ...
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Writing a master thesis in a totally new field?

One year ago I started an interdisciplinary master programme. It is now time to choose my master thesis topic and the one I have in mind is totally unrelated to my bachelor and quite distant from my ...
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Book chapters and theses in literature review: to include or not?

Could/should scholarly book chapters and published theses (dissertations) be included in the literature review as sources? In theory, those are scientific publications, right? However, those are also ...
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Trying to find out whether my advisor is ignoring me

So the story is something like this: Week-1: My advisor meets me. We have a chat. Then he explains me about his time management style. I said okay. Week-2: No email replies to anything. Week-3: I ...
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What license to choose for my PhD thesis?

I will soon submit my PhD thesis. The thesis is written in Latex and version controlled with git. I want to add a license file, but don't know what to choose. For my software, I choose the permissive ...
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Revising thesis into a publication : Can I use the same language or must I paraphrase?

I'm in the process of revising my MA thesis for a publication. I am not clear whether I can just copy and paste information from my thesis and do minimal revisions, or I should paraphrase my thesis to ...
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Copyright issues of using free clipart

I'm a master student in psychology. A year ago, I downloaded a lot of free clipart online to create my study stimuli. For example, some clipart are from this website: http://clipart-library.com. I ...
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Best approach to suggest a PhD student from a external collaborator to be her/his PhD co-advisor

In several international collaborative projects I am working, it happens that in some cases I have to teach and do a thorough supervision of PhD students from the other groups. This is something that ...
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Preparing two PhD simultaneously?

I was enrolled in a PhD at the Faculty of Science, and broke up "temporarily" after 4 years due to a horrible Professor, and restarted a new PhD at the Faculty of Engineering. For the 1st university, ...
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What do I do when a student working in my lab “ghosts” me?

I am in my first PhD year and have some teaching duties -- assisting my supervisor with his lectures and also advising students. At the beginning of the semester, a student started working on his ...
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Loss of motivation to do either academia or industry. Wasting days and feeling lost. Any advice?

I have submitted my STEM PhD thesis to the committee. If everything goes well, my defense will be done by the end of the year. I published 2 papers during my 5 years of PhD, few more to be submitted. ...
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Scholarships and the PhD thesis in the Scandinavian system?

I'm totally confused about how you have to write your desired thesis in the Scandinavian higher education system when you've got their scholarship. By reading the articles about how it works I feel ...
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I transcribed 50 interviews = 200 pages, enough for analyses? [closed]

I just finished transcribing my interviews for my PhD thesis and I got a total of 200 pages as data to analyse, is this enough? I only transcribed what is relevant to my research scope. Also, ...
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Why is a PhD thesis typically 150 pages? [closed]

I just don't understand why the overall findings & implications of a PhD cannot be communicated in the style of a research paper? Succinctness is a virtue in a field characterised by time ...
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I got better and improved results later of one chapter of my published PhD thesis

I defended my thesis in 2015. Later during the preparation of publications from one of my chapter, I got improved and better numerical simulation results than the one in my original thesis. Although ...
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Citing a paper that led to the discovery of another [closed]

Whilst reading a paper I discovered another and I am now building upon the latter. Should I cite the former paper, since that's how I discovered the latter? Or does it suffice to cite only the latter?
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Should I write my name with an already gained bachelor title in another bachelor thesis?

I am writing my second bachelor thesis for a completely different degree and don't know if I should put my name with my already gained title(B.Sc) onto the title page. I live in a country where even ...
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Who is a “Vowel” in a panel of Jury for a Master's Defense?

I have to give my Master's defense soon. I am provided with the name of a "Jury", a professor. And two professors in my 'vowel', one of whom is my advisor. (total 3 on Jury) What is the definition of ...
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What are the best ways to find an external thesis examiner?

My supervisor is too busy to find an external examiner for my PhD thesis, so the job will probably fall to me. I know all the academics who may potentially be an internal examiner, but I don't know ...
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Is it appropriate to have two tables side by side in an academic thesis? [closed]

I have about 5 relatively small tables which will be shown in the same part of my thesis. I think it might be a waste of space if I place one table per line, but I am not sure whether one should put e....
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Blockchain for publications [closed]

Today`s publications lack of the possibility to be extended by others after being published. A data base paper could for example benefit when contributors would gain authorship by opening data with a ...
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A PhD student is using all the work I did for my master and presenting it as his own for his dissertation

I worked under a PhD stundent's supervision during my master thesis. After I finished my thesis, I continued working at this lab on the same project however just as a "research assistant" and not as a ...
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Thesis jury members selection

Due to having a thesis advisor,Y, that did not reply my e-mails at the beginning of the process of choosing a topic, I had approached to another professor in the department, X to change my advisor. ...
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Coming from Europe, can I work while doing a Master Thesis in USA?

I understand this question is not strictly academic, but what I hope to find here is some feedback from someone who already had similar experience. I live and study Electronics Engineering in Parma, ...
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Dealing with an unhelpful and unresponsive thesis advisor?

My thesis advisor is based on another city and we barely had meetings during my master thesis process. At most three times. He responds very late to my emails and I have to wait weeks sometimes. ...
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Could citing a database like libgen get one into trouble?

Databases like libgen are considered illegal in most countries, I understand. So, if someone acknowledges libgen as the database from which a book has been retrieved on the Reference List, could he/...
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Is it common for a managing editor of a University Press to solicit book proposals from PhD students at a conference?

I am a PhD candidate in the very early process of writing my dissertation, and I'm presenting my first chapter at an international humanities conference soon. I received an email from the managing ...
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Is it okay to submit a paper from a master's thesis without informing the advisor?

I would like to submit a part of my master's thesis which is more or less close to an end. I wrote the entire thesis without having much feedback from my advisor as he's in a different city and we had ...
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Avoid plagiarism when copying (paraphrasing) paragraphs for the background section of Masters Thesis

In my background section, I have a subsection which explains ideas from research papers that my supervisor has previously published. Basically in my thesis, I build upon these ideas and so I have a ...
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Do I report my supervisors? [closed]

I am currently in a Masters program which was supposed to take 2 years and I am in my third year. I was completed with my research in my 2nd year and only continued because my supervisors felt I was ...
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Is it advised to give a suggestion how to cite in the thesis document itself?

I am thinking about including a statement as follows in my thesis (e.g. at the second page). Please cite this thesis as "X.Y, My fancy title, Thesis, University of XZ, June 2019, https://doi.org/10....
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Fixing mistakes from math's thesis and put that to the Internet?

I wrote a bad master's thesis, got a work but now I'm unemployed. I would like to improve my probability to get a work and show that I can write a better thesis. How wise it is to rewrite the thesis ...
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How can I credit an Original Image on my thesis?

I'm writing my master's thesis (in physics) in which I included a drawing that a friend of mine made for me using Adobe Illustrator. I would like to cite him as an author. Usually, for reproducible ...
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Is writing a research paper necessary for thesis? [closed]

I'm from Computer Science field and usually I've seen students are required to publish a few research papers to be eligible for writing a thesis. I'm talking about masters level thesis here. As far ...
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Approaching supervisor for master's thesis when I have ideas but nothing concrete?

So I have to write my master's thesis, and I need to contact a potential supervisor. The field is statistics. I am slightly confused by how these things work: on one hand, you often hear that you ...
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Is it unnecessary to write “Please refer to xx paper for detail” after talking about framework presented in this paper?

I wrote a paragraph about a framework from a paper xx. Is it still necessary to mention "Please refer to xx paper for detail" at the end of this paragraph? It is a thesis.
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What pronoun should theses use? [duplicate]

It is generally courtesy to use the plural 'we' or 'our' in papers, even when the primary author was the only contributor. While using personal pronouns in academic papers is typically a very bad idea,...
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Re-analyzed my dissertation work, how should I explain this in a cover letter to a journal editor?

I graduated recently, and I am trying to get some journal publications out of my dissertation. Unfortunately, I just found out that changing inclusion/exclusion criteria and statistical analysis would ...
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Should a postdoc advisor be on a journal article published out of the postdoc's PhD Thesis?

My friend is in a new postdoc position. Her PhD thesis is unpublished. Her new adviser hired her with the mandate that she get it published (or a paper based upon it) in a good journal, with his help. ...
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Unresponsive advisor, job offer in limbo

I'm in a rough place right now in the homestretch of my PhD, and I'm looking for advice. I've recently reached out to my advisor about this, but they are not responding to my emails, hence me asking ...