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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Re-did my experiment, how to properly mention it?

After doing and evaluating my experiment/model, I decided to redo it (changed some small things based on the results of that experiment), because I believe that this new way would give me even more ...
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How to use Literature Review in Stakeholder Analysis? [closed]

I have been told by a teacher that I can somehow use the Literature Review to find the Stakeholders. He said that I can't just write that "I think these are the Stakeholders" but to me, that'...
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Correct way to cite a book in a thesis

I ask you this question that will seem trivial but having no experience in this regard and not having found specific information I do not know what to do. I am writing my master's thesis in Computer ...
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Using material from own publication for Master's thesis

I am currently working on my master's thesis in physics. Parts of my work seemed to be relevant for the scientific community, so we decided to publish a paper about my findings (arXiv + journal [...
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Can I use in my phd thesis my paper which I only published in arxiv? [closed]

I don't have the time to submit it to conferences and then wait the results for publication. Can I add and include it in my thesis while its only appears on arXiv?
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Allegation of Academic Misconduct

I completed my dissertation a few weeks ago, and submitted it the night before it was due and thus did not check it on turnitin etc for similarity reports. However, on Friday night I received an e-...
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Notations for integer in thesis

I am creating a list of notations for my thesis and I have difficulties trying to avoid overlapping notations. The main problem comes from indexes notations, for example: e_{i}, e_{j} with i,j = 1,2,...
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How should I credit the advisor's help in my thesis?

I am graduating soon and in the last minute my advisor found an issue in one major theorem in my thesis. In an hour, my advisor sent me a write up with a fix. The result is a little bit different than ...
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When looking for a PhD advisor, will it matter if I send them an updated version of my masters thesis?

I am about to finish my masters degree, and I want to apply for a PhD in the near future. I know that when contacting a potential advisor, they will ask you to send your CV and your previous research. ...
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PhD length in Canada

I was wondering how long does it usually take to finish a PhD in Canada? (social sciences/studying full time).
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Stuck completing master's thesis

I started to my master thesis in a company in March, it's a new design project about the product they produce. First month was just spent on the getting all the information, technical drawings and ...
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Conceptual analysis of different “PhD trajectories”

There seems to be different types of PhDs out there, specifically, different paths to getting the degree even in the same degree category. General requirements include something like "advancing ...
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PhD Thesis: Cite my own chapter vs my own paper [closed]

I am putting together my published papers to write my PhD thesis, where each paper (or groups of relevant papers) becomes a chapter in the thesis. My papers are also in my list of references (because ...
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Advice on choosing a CS undergraduate thesis advisor (picking between 2 profs)?

I'm currently a college junior and looking to apply to grad school for CS in the fall. I'm currently choosing a thesis advisor for next year but would love some advice. One of my options is a HCI ...
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Should one include statistics/benchmarks whose measurements are criticizable?

I´m currently writing my bachelor thesis in Informatics. Right now I am comparing different frameworks that can be used for microservice architectures. I found this source: https://blogs.itemis.com/en/...
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How PhD projects are acquired in pure mathematics [closed]

In pure mathematics (please only answer for this field, as other areas are different), what is the ratio of PhD students finding a project on their own, versus working closely with their supervisor to ...
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Can you defend your thesis without any slide presentation?

You speak and present your thesis without a slide presentation, probably with a pen to explain something on the board. This question came to mind when I was wondering "why do we need a slide ...
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Mixed use of titles in dissertation acknowledgment

I would of course use Prof. and Dr. in front of the names of committee members and other professors who I call by Prof. and Dr. in real life. But what about your “peers” who have doctorates? For ...
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What should I write under the heading “Significance of Findings” in my dissertation?

I've been writing my dissertation regarding a Rubik's Cube Solver I have developed. I have performed various tests regarding each solving methods' performance and I have created several graphs and ...
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What should a technical thesis' conclusion entail of?

I can't speak for other CS students but I personally don't have much imagination regarding what to write sometimes. I have nearly finished finalizing my thesis regarding a Rubik's Cube Solver I have ...
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Did they do some of the project without telling me?

So I am doing this bachelor thesis for a research institute and they wanted me to do different kinds of development. Like conversions of files and implementing a system (I call it system A for ...
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Is it okay to have an additional authors for majority of my work in my undergrad thesis?

Background: My undergrad thesis primarily consists of 4 Methods converted into individual chapters (excluding intro, results, conclusion etc.). One chapter dedicates one specific idea. Each chapter is ...
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People with at least four PhDs

This is a question of pure curiosity: just like there exists polyglots who speak dozens of languages, are there any cases of people obtaining at least four PhDs? (It is okay if topics are fairly close,...
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Is this level of citation acceptable in a dissertation?

Please can anybody reassure me that I am okay. I have been so distracted thesis that I’m behind in my revision for my finals. Never once in my project did I take credit for something that wasn’t mine ...
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MA thesis without a research question

I am currently trying to defend my second MA degree. I got my first one from the university of Warsaw (Poland), where I graduated summa cum laude, so I always thought, I had some idea of how to write ...
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Is it conventional to provide topic related word definitions in a glossary?

I'm currently writing my dissertation/thesis and am quite new to using glossaries. I'm unsure if I'm going a bit overboard regarding the number of terms I'm including in my glossary. E.g. I talk about ...
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What format should sources be cited in a thesis Literature Review? [closed]

I have a LaTeX document with a separate .bib file that lists all of my references. When citing them in my Literature review, it appears as the number corresponding to that reference, not providing ...
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Is it conventional to provide a list of GUI element descriptions in a thesis?

I'm currently writing my dissertation/thesis regarding my Rubik's Cube Solver program (sounds more exciting than it actually is haha). Anyway, I have created a GUI to visualize and animate the cube ...
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Asking a foreign professor to be your thesis co-advisor

I am a master's student and I started searching for someone to be my thesis advisor. I went to ask a well-known professor from my university, that I wanted to work with, and he was happy to help. ...
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Is the '°' wrong in a degree centigrade mark? [closed]

My PI helps to modify my thesis. He keeps changing the degree mark '°' to '0' as the superscript in a degree centigrade mark. He also changes every 'in the phase' to 'at the phase'. As I searched, ...
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BSc thesis proposal: how detailed is the norm

I'm in my last semester of a computer science BSc and need to write my thesis. Highly competitive environment, apparently it's the norm here that BSc theses should try for a publication. In Europe. I ...
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Is my Major Professor Counted as a Co-Author?

According to the APA style manual, the editorial "we" is used to refer to the author and co-authors but should not be used if there is a single author. However, in writing my mathematics ...
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Math Thesis Plagiarism Determination

I am an undergraduate student who is submitting my thesis for committee review. However, one of the committee member is unsatisfied and thinks that I attempted plagiarism from my advisor's paper. ...
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How should paragraphs be formatted in a thesis?

I'm currently writing my thesis/dissertation and was wondering if there is a preferred convention for the way paragraphs are formatted and spaced in a thesis. Would they all have indents; would they ...
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Would a LaTeX glossary contain program function/method purposes/definitions?

I'm writing my dissertation/thesis and it revolves around a program I have made. The program is a Rubik's cube solver that uses pre-existing solving methods, so nothing that exciting. I'm writing out ...
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LaTeX Document - would I make every instance of a term internally hyperlinked?

I'm writing a Computer Science Dissertation and am wondering if I should make all mentions of terms in my glossary hyper linkable to the corresponding glossary definition. Should I or shouldn't I? ...
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Thesis writing - should I write “will be discussed later” or “as was discussed previously” [closed]

I am writing my MD thesis, which is about therapy for MS, and some drugs come up in more than one specific subchapter. Should I discuss them in detail in the first subchapter they come up in, or ...
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Should I find Theories during the Literature Review? [closed]

Currently, I am working on my Master Thesis. Before whenever we had to write reports, we had a section called "Literature Review" and a separate section called "Theories". ...
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Weird/Dumb question: What does a thesis do when the non-thesis option means more courses?

Actually, this is my question: which option should i prefer Thesis vs Non-thesis for MS in CS? but I hope this post will not be closed as either off-topic or duplicate because I hope to be specific. ...
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Can a phd thesis be in a different area than the master thesis? [duplicate]

First of all let me begin with saying that I have seen there is a question quite similar to this one, but I thought I'd ask again so I could get more specific about my situation since I am guessing it'...
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Can I include other students' master thesis in the literature review of my master thesis?

Can I include other students' master thesis in the literature review of my master thesis? These master thesis that I found are published in Google Scholar and other online libraries/archives.
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Where I can publish my bachelor thesis?

Currently, I'm doing my bachelor's in science. I wanted to write a bachelor thesis so I tried contacting many professors so that I can get some projects and can write my bachelor thesis but most of ...
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Do the professors really read 10,000 word theses of 10 bachelor graduating students?

I wonder if my head of the program/dean (1 man) actually reads 10 theses of approximately 10,000 words each, when there are only 2 months to graduate. And does he actually check every reference as, ...
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Include content in my PhD thesis from my paper whose content previously appeared in the PhD thesis of one of the coauthors of the aforementioned paper

I would want to include content in my PhD thesis from one of my research papers. I am a coauthor of the research paper. The order of the names of the authors in the research paper is not based on the ...
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Criteria of papers to review

I am preparing my PhD in computer science. I want to do a state of the art about the topic I am working on, are there any criteria to consider when choosing papers to review? Thank you in advance :)
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How much feedback should you get from a Supervisor? [duplicate]

My dissertation is due next month and I’m extremely stressed about it. I meet with my supervisor nearly every week but apart from being given papers to read I don’t feel like I’ve been supported ...
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Is using synthetic datasets in sciences the same as using fake data? [closed]

Sometimes, there are good reasons to use synthetic data in research. In my case I am using data from Synthea, a program that simulated patient data including medications, names and addresses. I know ...
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My MA thesis has flaws. How do I present it during PhD application?

I completed my MA in 2014 (humanities, third world country) but due to very bad (almost non-existent) supervision and other reasons my thesis is subpar in some areas (e.g., research design, data ...
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Applied Mathematics Master's Thesis Practicality

First a little background on me. I am a first semester masters student in applied mathematics who is on the wait list for a decision on admission to the PhD program. I have reached out to a specific ...
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My (ex-)advisor is holding our paper hostage

I left a PhD program in statistics last August after nearly four years in the program. The department graciously allowed me to finish out my Masters, so I graduated in December and have since started ...

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