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 do I reference/cite a figure created specially for me by someone else?

A friend of mine helped to created figures shown in my thesis. I know that you do not need te reference figures created yourself. (How) am I supposed to give credits to my friend? Is there a special ...
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Do you need first authorship to use a publication for your PhD thesis? [closed]

I'm a full-time staff assisting research. Not a student. Jacob asked me to use the knowledge and skill that I learned during my Masters to help him do a meta-analysis for his Project as he has never ...
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With only 16 weeks left in the PSYD program, the school put a hold on my account

I apologize if my statement is wordy and all over the place. The entire situation is a bit emotional for me, so I am trying to figure out how to best explain the circumstance from a factual, unbiased, ...
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History MA Thesis: Advisor wants my research sent to her

So, in my planning phase of my MA thesis in history, my advisor says I should have my research to her by X date. What does this mean? What does this look like? I asked her and she answered me with ...
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Why does my advisor / professor discourage all collaboration?

So I have had this advisor for about 8 months now. Literally all students in my department talk very highly of him: his previous graduate students (master's) have gone on to have successful careers in ...
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Should I Change my Research Focus?

I just finished my first semester in a PhD program in Pure and Applied mathematics. My initial focus was on probability, statistics, modeling, and machine learning. To this end I took a course in (...
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Using a publicly available code and modifying it to my PhD thesis. Should it be cited in the paper if I have modified the core equation?

I have proposed a new equation and will be implementing it into a publicly available code in the thesis. I have modified the core equation of the program (the main constitutive equation, "Johnson ...
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Trouble coming up with a title for PhD dissertation - strategies? [closed]

This may be a question that is too open-ended for Academia SE, but I thought I would ask here. I have already consulted some online resources, but the solutions were not that helpful. How does one ...
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Plagiarism - bachelor thesis

I recently turned in my bachelor thesis and just now realised that there is a missing citation in the text. it's kind of a grey area since i'm mentioning earlier formulas that are cited and based on ...
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For an undergraduate, what does it mean to publish an article in a peer-reviewed journal?

I'm an undergraduate and have been able to have my thesis on curing psoriasis published in a peer-reviewed journal. Does it qualify me for anything?
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Last questions about thesis defence! [closed]

Next Monday I will defend my PhD thesis but I am a bit concerned about everything! Anxiety is driving me crazy. I consider my work 'just fine' since I have published four papers in peer-reviewed ...
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What is feasibility analysis in thesis proposal?

I'm undergraduate student majoring in software engineering, right now I'm preparing my thesis proposal which indicates that one of the chapters should be about "contents and feasibility analysis ...
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Writing thesis that rebuts advisor's theory

A potential masters thesis advisor became pretty famous (in his field) for the development of a certain theory in behavioral economics. However, I find that his theory is relatively unexplainable, and ...
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PhD thesis: novelty at the time of proposal but not submission

Location: India Field: Neuroscience Background: A few years ago, at the time of joining my PhD, I submitted a proposal which was eventually approved by the institute and the ethics committee. At the ...
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How to convert a PhD Thesis written on published articles into a book? [closed]

Is it a good idea to convert Thesis (computer science field) written on the basis of my own published research articles into a book? Taking care of text recycling and copyright plus wider knowledge ...
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Thesis Proposal Troubles (Finding a 'new' research idea) [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to apply for honours in Economics at different Universities. One of the universities (UNSW) require me to write only a one page thesis proposal with instructions as below "...
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To what extent can advisors edit our writing?

When advisors edit our thesis work, what kind of changes can they make? Is there a limit to what they can do? There's proofreading and also editing for style and clarity. Is asking students to ...
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My undergraduate thesis project is a failure and I don't know what to do [closed]

So I'm writing my undergraduate thesis and I have written around 80% of it. My project was to develop a device to use in the lab, but my first prototype doesn't work at all and I don't know if I ...
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Can I get feedback on my dissertation from my lecturer before handing it in? [closed]

I'll be honest here I'm terrified by the idea of my final major project. I was wondering if it's acceptable or common practice to get feedback from my supervisor (lecturer) on my dissertation prior to ...
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How to make a bachelor thesis out of optimizing /updating an application? [closed]

I work for a company and want to write my bachelor thesis there. This company has a Quality Assurance Application written in Python, that is very unstructured and follows no design pattern. My job ...
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Cite or reformulate perfectly formulated sentences?

I'm just writing my bachelors thesis and I need to reference to a book for an in-depth derivation of something. The concluding sentence in this work is just perfectly formulated, there is no way of ...
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I am a bit confused about my research design. If anyone would be willing to give some feedback, I would be very appreciative [closed]

I'm currently writing my Bachelors thesis in communicational studies, but I am confused about the aspect of research design. I believe my paper has a bit of both qualitative and quantitative ...
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Is it allowed to publish an explanation of someone's thesis?

Last spring, I did a research project where I tried to develop code, modelling a physical system using a method developed by a researcher and presented as his PhD. thesis. Now I have completed my work ...
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What should a student look for in an undergraduate thesis supervisor?

I am an undergraduate student (not in maths) looking for a topic and supervisor for my thesis. What criteria should I use to judge whether a project/supervisor combination will make for a good thesis ...
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Can I revise and use a part of my published paper in PhD dissertation?

I have a published journal article and a book chapter (both are single-authored). I am in the process of getting permission from the publishers respectively to make the most of them for my PhD ...
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I have publications in one area but I want to focus on another one for my PhD? Could it go wrong?

My previous published research has focused on teachers' psychological characteristics (e.g., motivation). However, for my PhD, I want to change my focus to student learning. Thus, although the broader ...
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How badly will a master's thesis plagiarism report affect my career? [closed]

This is a question continuation of this post: How to defend plagiarism in master's thesis. I want to thank all the people who helped me in the last post with their answers. In the academic committee, ...
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Fantasy book examples in PhD Thesis

I have a question regarding the use of fantasy books in a PhD thesis. Imagine for example that I'm writing an example motivating the use of databases. Can I design e.g. a database composed of Game of ...
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struggling with the discussion chapter of PhD thesis (by publication)

Thank you very much for your insightful suggestions earlier and I am back with another question and would love to hear your thoughts about this. My PhD thesis consists of three stand-alone papers (aka ...
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If you had the chance to give your past self advice for your thesis, what would they be? [closed]

As mentioned in the title, when you look back on your master thesis- the one that brought you to your Phd life, which advice that you think if you had known them before, you would have had a better ...
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Supervising a lazy BSc student

I am a PhD student and I have to supervise two BSc students in conducting their thesis. Unfortunately, I am very (very!) frustrated with one of them. First of all, this specific student doesn't show ...
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Should I include a synonym in parenthesis in abstract of a PhD thesis? [closed]

Should I include in parentheses a synonym I will use in the main text already in the abstract? Example: The atomistic scale (micro-scale) shall be considered ... The atomistic scale shall be ...
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PhD Thesis: citation for common knowledge and high level summary

Background: Neuroscience, India My thesis is based on the use of machine learning for some neuroscience data. Since I do not expect the readers to be aware of machine learning details, I have written ...
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Pure mathemathics: authors appearing in alphabetic order [duplicate]

So the title of the question is quite broad, I've seen a few of questions in the site regarding this particular topic (quite a few actually, so let me know if this is somehow a duplicate). My problem ...
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First person plural or singular pronouns for thesis presentation

I am going to do an oral presentation for my thesis. Normally, when presenting a paper, as the paper is a collaboration work, I always use the pronoun "we". The thesis is written based on ...
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How to politely ask my thesis advisor that I want to work independently as the meetings are not productive for me?

I am a master student, my advisor gave me a topic he is not an expert at, a new field to him. The point is he is not an expert in the field he throw me in, he doesn't even give me technical advice in ...
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How should I put a disclaimer in my thesis indicating that I am not responsible for any misuse of my work?

My thesis project for my bachelor's degree is a type of electronic military helmet. I want to insert a disclaimer in the thesis paper that I'm not responsible for any misusing of the book contents, ...
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How to refuse to work with graduate students?

How do you refuse to work with graduate students when they come to you and explain they want to work with you without necessarily being offered a job (e.g. a project that pays). My advisor was very ...
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Planning a PhD project in mathematics

I am obliged to hand in an an exposé outlining my PhD project in mathematics, including some kind of working plan. Since it is answered here and since it can be easily found on the internet, I have ...
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Does it make sense to translate my bachelor's thesis?

I'm currently applying to several PhD programs in the STEM sector in Europe. Some universities invite me to submit my bachelor's thesis as an optional document for my application. I would like to do ...
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Advisor writing bulk/entire student thesis

I am forced to write this question as I believe it is unethical and needs to be addressed in my faculty. I suspect a faculty member in my university has the habit of writing his master's degree ...
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What is an online publication?

While using a search engine for student theses I noticed a footnote at the bottom of page saying After a thesis is published on the HSE website, it obtains the status of an online publication. So ...
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Mitigating Circumstances for dissertation - being charged extra fees [closed]

I am doing an MSc in Maths. I had my exams in May/June. However, with my thesis where I need face2face supervision, I contacted the college and was told to submit a mitigating circumstances form. The ...
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How to get professors to reply to my email of inquiry for research opportunities / Co-Advising

I am now in a thesis-track Master's program and will be applying to PhD next year. Now I want to do some research projects with some of the professors who have areas of interest that I am also ...
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Professor has no interest in the topic of my research proposal

For a research paper in my course we had to come up with a topic proposal. When I talked with my professor about my topic he did not seem interested in my proposal and only talked about a topic of his ...
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Should I go for a PhD topic on which I have poor coursework grades?

I am a materials engineering master's student and have a poor track record with undergraduate level mathematics and mechanics. However, I like working on applied problems that involve these. For ...
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Can somebody explain Design Science in Layman's terms [closed]

I am going to write my master's thesis, and for that I will try and see if one can effectively forecast security prices with recurrent neural networks. My thesis supervisor proposes that I use a "...
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What is the best way to approach a professor for “formal” guidance/advisorship when they have no proficiency in the topic?

My situation is as follows: I have studied and completed a maths degree from a very prestigious and competitive university. I have then worked a few years as a mathematician and have then decided to ...
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What is the best way to add the results of the Master thesis in the Latex report

I am writing my Master thesis report. My thesis was research and development of a test data generator for a particular domain in an organization. The developed application will generate test data in ...
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On a Paper, Change the Methodology or Report in Results Section?

I'm currently working on the final phase of my MSc dissertation, but I've been having technical issues regarding my initial approach set out in the methodology. I've made what I consider a temporary ...

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