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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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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Is there any connection between Uses and Gratification Theory and poverty reduction? [closed]

I am planning to write on the ways the government and the citizens use the media on sharing or consuming information on poverty. Also, the implications and the politics that may be involved such as ...
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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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RE Can I have various theories in my theoretical framework?

Can a dissertation make use of multiple theories to inform one's research - or MUST it only be one?
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Master Thesis within Data Science with restricted knowledge and time [closed]

We are two double-degree students within the fields of business and data science. Our goal was to write a master thesis within the department of business & management and change it accordingly so ...
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What should I do the day before submitting my PhD thesis?

I am submitting my PhD thesis in less than two days. I have checked all the tables, figures, appendices, references, and also checked spelling and any potential typos (which I believe there might be ...
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Copyright Complications - Cumulative Dissertation & Elsevier

I am bit puzzled over the copyright issued involved in the publication of a cumulative dissertation. Lets imagine you publish a paper in an Elsevier journal. The process of publication usually ...
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Not motivated for the second part of thesis

I am asking for a hint about the following issue. I have this particular (let's call it weakness) that I have to be motivated to do research. I have done a large portion of my thesis in PhD, but not ...
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How can I properly attribute unpublished data gathered by someone else when using it in my masters thesis?

I am currently writing my master's thesis. The project is a cooperation of the lab of my university supervisor, where I am writing the thesis, and a research institute, where I am employed part-time ...
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Master's thesis, should I inform my supervisor about the mistake?

Please hear me out first, I am one week away from submitting a manuscript, the deadline is in one week. The supervisor has reviewed my thesis and is happy with my results. He is writing a paper based ...
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Potential downsides to requesting an extension

I am curently working on my final year project which has a deadline in 3 weeks. This deadline has already been extended by 1 month from the previous deadline (which would have just passed) for ...
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Is discovering a new (and noteworthy) branch of Mathematics not necessarily worth a PhD? [closed]

I'm currently enrolled for a master's degree in pure mathematics. My supervisor agrees with me that I discovered a new and noteworthy branch of mathematics (and rigorously proved the results). We both ...
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Complaining about a published paper

I have seen a paper recently published in a reputable IEEE journal but this paper is completely wrong, using other algorithms and making false statements. This is degrading the complete research ...
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How do I paraphrase a table?

I have to add a table to my thesis but it is detected as plagiarism. I have used data from this table in my thesis. However I wish to prevent this table to be detected by Turnitin. Is there any way I ...
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Should I put a disclaimer on the first page of my thesis after making some corrections which are not allowed by the university?

My university doesn't let me make any corrections to my PhD thesis manuscript after defending it because all the members of the jury signed that no corrections are necessary. Not even typos. My ...
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Should a PhD thesis reflect the state of research at the time of writing?

I am currently writing up my PhD thesis and have the following issue. I wrote a paper during the PhD thesis, the result of which was developed further by third parties without my involvement. From the ...
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How to deal with advisor writing a thesis chapter for you?

How would you respond if an advisor writes a chapter of your thesis for you and asks you to rewrite what they wrote? Something seems wrong but I can't pinpoint it. It seems like a grey area. What are ...
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Can I exclude my own thesis submission on Turnitin repository saved by mistake?

I uploaded my thesis to a Turnitin ID which my friend got from some other university than where I am studying. Due to some reason, my thesis got uploaded to Turnitin repository and the university is ...
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Migrating from Mechanical Engineering to Mechatronics Career//At cross roads

I was 32 when I took a sabbatical from my job in India and decided to do Masters in Mechatronics in Germany. I have taken an education loan. now I have completed my papers with average grade(2.2) but ...
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Week before Master's thesis deadline, found publication that explores same concept with slightly different results

My Master's thesis is due in a week and I am currently writing up all of my results. To my horror, I have just found a paper that seems to explore virtually the same concept as I do, although they ...
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Should a thesis of the author be listed as “related work”?

Suppose I write a paper that contains mostly results that I previously published in my M.Sc. or Ph.D. thesis. The paper contains another author that is not related to the thesis (not the supervisor), ...
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Publishing a paper with questionable statistics

I've submitted a paper to a reasonably good journal in my field. One of the reviewers questioned the statistical methods and recommended major revisions. Without getting into the nitty-gritty of the ...
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Submitting a thesis without being a student

In what academic cultures is it possible to submit a doctoral thesis without being enrolled into a doctoral program?
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If I publish my Master's Thesis in a journal can I still write a book my topic about later?

I've recently completed my Master's Thesis (and I'm a little proud of it). I'm interested in publishing my findings in a journal, but I'd also like to expand on my ideas and write a book for a wider ...

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