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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How to write the methodology chapter in Econometrics time-series forecasting? [closed]

I know this is a very basic question. However since I am new to academic writing I am struggling a lot in deciding what to include in the methodology chapter of my research. I am doing a macroeconomic ...
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How to communicate to my supervisor that I might not be ready for PhD completion yet?

I am a 5th year Ph.D. student in Computer Science. My advisor thinks that I have made a good progress during my Ph.D. and I should give my Ph.D. synopsis presentation. In the Ph.D. synopsis ...
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Can I get a PhD if I'm more interested in practical implementation aspects? [closed]

Let's say, as an example, that I started a PhD in a lab which works with artificial intelligence, and I'm in a position to work with neural networks. If I'm more interested on implementing neural ...
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How do I justify an objective in a proposal when its study is contingent on me proving another objective?

My synopsis contains a consequent objective (Objective 2) that can only be studied or examined if I satisfy/prove the hypothesis I present in (say) Objective 1. How do I justify this? I am under the ...
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Professor didnt respond for months and master thesis failed

I am writing this message here for my friend who is... having some of the most stressful months of his life as I can see. The story from the beginning, my friend is studying in a university in germany ...
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When a limitation is limitation, and when its not [closed]

When a limitation and when it's not? E.g. there are always hundreds of factors that can influence a result/conclusion. Some of these factors are considered in the work (e.g. adjusted for) and some are ...
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Concerning publication my master's thesis

Recently my paper was accepted for a conference and I presented the paper without any problem. At the final stages the publication committee is raising concerns my paper has significant plagiarism. ...
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If the editor-in-chief does not consider plagiarism, is there any possibility of resorting to a new assessment in the scientific community?

The question is a complement for other post not completely answered yet (Plagiarism, intimidation and misuse of doctoral theses results in Brazil): If the editor-in-chief does not consider plagiarism, ...
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Plagiarism, intimidation and misuse of doctoral theses results in Brazil

After completing my phd, my advisor changed his behavior with me, starting to keep a certain distance, avoiding conversations like the ones we had throughout the phd. About 6 months later, he ...
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Research Masters

If somebody isn't up for the rigours of coursework in their discipline, can they pursue a Masters degree just for creative research contributions? I am on these antipsychotics that affect my focus and ...
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Awaiting AE recommendation before "acceptance or rejection"

Is it ok to ask the journal about the status of my manuscript or it will affect their decision about it?
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Permissions of an adapted figure for a thesis

I am looking to use a figure for my thesis. The figure itself is however (heavily) adapted from another paper. I am fine with reaching out to get permissions from both authors, but I am unsure if I ...
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What is a Good Alternative to the Word "Novel" in Engineering Publications?

When writing papers for engineering conferences and journals, it is important to highlight how one's work is novel/new. I often find myself repeating the word "novel" is sentences such as: ...
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Citing a not yet finished thesis

We would like to cite a not yet finished masters thesis in a project proposal, because the topic of the thesis is completely on point with the call. It shows that we are already actively working on ...
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My advisor is not letting me graduate my masters and join Ph.D in a new lab

It has been almost 3.5 years since the start of my Master's, and I want to graduate this December. My advisor wants me to stay and work with him for some more time. I don't want that. When I asked for ...
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In PhD programs, what type of work are PhD students doing after the coursework?

Suppose some has done coursework in Algebra and Analysis. After that they want to pursue a PhD in commutative algebra or in Ring theory or any pure mathematics topics. My question : In PhD programs, ...
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Surviving the contribution requirements

How can one write a thesis in Computer Science, without actually providing the solution, but researching it and explaining how it's being solved right now but not for the specific problem (research ...
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How to move from a physics background to a career in biology research

I have a bachelor's degree in physics and I am finishing my master's degree in applied physics, in the field of biophysics. So, in particular, I study methods typical of physics to investigate ...
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How likely is it that an PhD examiner will find something I've missed? And if they do, how much of a problem is it?

I'm coming up to the end of my PhD. My work is industry funded, so although I've presented my work, and written technical reports and patents*, I'm probably not as experienced in 'scientific writing' ...
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Theses are exercises, rather than "full work"?

Theses are exercises, rather than "full work"? Does this view hold? It's a bit vague sometimes, because a thesis is supposed to practice "real work", but since a thesis is often an ...
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How do I deal with an extremely difficult master thesis with poor basics? [closed]

I am a master physics student in a German univerisity. I started with my master thesis topic in May 2019 and at that time I had wrong evaluation about the pre-requisite and difficulty of the topic I ...
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How to write separate subsections for approach and contribution in a research proposal?

I am writing my proposal (that is, the qualifying exam/proposal defence right before the final thesis defence) and my advisor suggested in my outline for the 1st chapter(Introduction) the following ...
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How to finish a thesis where none of the experiments worked out?

I am writing my Master Thesis in Computer Science and am quite desperate. I have been experimenting with a new set of mathematical tools my advisor has done research on. In the last three month, the ...
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I noticed my thesis model is valid only for a specific case, and I've already submitted my thesis, what should I do? [closed]

I accidentally used settings that are not so common (for example, putting a real model of a system in space), and did the whole analysis on that setting. The analysis itself is correct on that model, ...
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Combining two problems/topics in a thesis title

Recently, my PhD supervisor suggested that I should start finishing my PhD. There are several necessary organizational steps, but the most important part is likely that I should summarize the ...
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Is it okay if you rely heavily in your proposal on information that you got from a PhD thesis rather than a well known book by a well known author?

Would potential supervisors be concerned about whether my main source is credible enough? (this is for a PhD in Literature)
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Any suggestions how to deal with stress if stuck while working on master's thesis? [closed]

I am doing my master's thesis in Physics and I am stuck already for a quite bit. What I mean by "stuck" is that I am trying to implement something completely new to the analysis of my ...
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The benefits of strong PhD dissertation referees in case of a 3 paper dissertation?

I have submitted a three paper PhD thesis. At my university, there is no defense. Instead, four referees read, make a decision, and may ask for revisions, similar to a paper review process. My ...
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How to ask professor to work on domain we decided on

I am doing a undergrad thesis under a professor. We decided to work on some domain say "X" however now he is giving me work related to some other domain say "Y". Both "X" ...
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Will journals publish research that is already published in a PhD thesis?

At many European universities (I don't know how it is in other countries), you still have to write a proper PhD thesis, while others allow for writing a summary and attach three published articles. ...
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Masters student used part of PhD student's work

I am a PhD student doing research in a university. I was working on a research project which would be part of my thesis and upon completion of some parts of it I submitted the draft manuscript to my ...
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Explaining an observation in thesis having no reasoning

During my machine learning master thesis, I came across some observation which increased accuracy of my result. For the observation, I am unable to find the theoretical justification. How to approach ...
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Acknowledgements chapter of master's thesis

Hi due to the pandemic and my supervisor not using skype or zoom etc, I ended up writing my master's dissertation by myself. I had 2 meetings with him and we exchanged about 6-7 emails in total. I'd ...
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Semester Break in Germany during PhD

I wanted to apply for an official semester break during my PhD; I am enrolled in a German University; my concern is that could I show the paper published during the semester break in the dissertation?
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Where to place a variable legend in a math thesis? [closed]

In a math thesis, where do I place a variable legend, i.e. a list that indicates the "type" of each variable used, e.g. x, y, z denote real numbers s, t denote sets of numbers f, g denote ...
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Is it possible to publish a scientific research on a web page and a journal at the same time? [closed]

Can I create a web page and write research on it and then publish in an arxiv site or a magazine? Do the laws of magazines allow this?
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Is there a distinction in a thesis between a background section and a literature review? [duplicate]

I wounder to know the difference between the background and literature review chapter in the Master Thesis.
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It has been 6.5 years of my PhD and I am not seeing the end. What to do?

My advisor is a decent person. She is helpful and supportive. She has continued to support me throughout financially. However, she advices me that I should have offers before submitting my thesis and ...
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What do professors want to see in a letter of motivation for a PhD student position in France?

I am applying to a PhD program in France and they asked for a letter of motivation. Is it okay if I repeat some of the information that is already in my resume in my letter? Do you have any tips or ...
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Publishing a non thesis article

I would like to ask to you about a topic that has been on my mind right now. Before publishing my master thesis, I want to publish a non-thesis article and use it in my thesis and I want to cite ...
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What are the characteristics required for a PhD thesis?

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 ...
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Including code in finance Dissertation

I am writing my dissertation and I have a question on how to present my results. So I have used Rstudio to write the code with which I did some statistical analysis by using some tests. I have ...
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What's the difference between motivational letter and a cover letter?

I am applying to different PhD positions (biological science) and some of the applications ask for motivational letter and others ask for a cover letter. I am bit confused because I always thought ...
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Would bad grades in my master’s degree stop me from getting a PhD in a French university?

I have a master's degree in genomics and data analysis from Aix Marseille University. Unfortunately, I haven't done so well with my master's courses and have gotten bad grades all along, and my ...
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How do I get my committee to agree on a defense date?

I am doing my master's in Canada and my grant has already ended (7 months ago). I am paying my tuition fee and my expenses from my part-time job and my savings. My supervisor agreed that I should have ...
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How hard is it to transfer from a Master with Thesis into a PhD program?

How hard is it to transfer from a Master with Thesis into a PhD program ? What qualities do you have to exhibit ? Great grades on course work ? Excellent thesis proposal that is PhD worthy ? ...
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Re-publishing an unavailable old result

In my area of research there is this old PhD thesis cited by everyone, which is inaccessible. Due to this, recent surveys even question its validity. Recently, I contacted the authors and received ...
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How do I justify studying an effect found in an underdeveloped country when it has been found and studied in developed countries? [closed]

I am finding it challenging to motivate my chapter, in particular, why I have to study for a behavioral effect that influences prices in a underdeveloped country, when it has been reported in other ...
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What do graders expect in a master thesis in pure mathematics?

I am writing a master thesis in pure mathematics the upcoming year and want to know what graders look for in a master thesis. I am in the US. How do they grade the thesis? What are the things that can ...
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Honours project: should I propose something of my interest, or pick from what offered by supervisors? [closed]

I'm from Australia I'm about to start my honours in Computer Science. I aim to do PhD afterwards. My uni does not currently work on the research topic that I'm specifically interested in. Fortunately ...

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