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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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Writing a thesis: how to organize the content?

I have to start writing a thesis for my master's degree. The thesis itself is about machine learning. In particular, I developed an environment that simulate a real world robotic system and applied ...
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What semester should I start my Master's Thesis? [on hold]

Just about finished with my first semester of Graduate school and choosing my courses for next semester. Is now to early to start working on my thesis? My school offers two Thesis 'classes' to take (...
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Msc Thesis: Drowning in knowledge and ideas, whilst my supervisor is not answering my emails

I am a student at Cybersecurity master's degree program in a Greek University and I choose as my topic on "Multiparty chat privacy protection mechanisms" my idea behind this was that I wanted to ...
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Print Phd thesis in A4 or A5? [closed]

I would like to ask those in Academia who supervise PhD students and get to read their Phd theses. When checking on previous theses submitted to the library, I found some printed not in the more ...
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What are some typical questions one might be asked in a Computer Science PhD Viva?

I know that you are likely to suggest "Ask your supervisor. He/She will know best.". While that is obviously true, I would like to know from your personal experience either as the PhD candidate or ...
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Is this a useful pagination style for a PhD thesis?

I write my PhD thesis in LaTeX and I am unsure about one aspect of the pagination. Usually books have three different page numerations: the frontmatter counts in Roman letters, the main matter with ...
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Is taking a sentence in English language and reformulate in french, a plagiarism

I am writing my PHD thesis in french, sometimes I took some sentences, phrases from english references and try to rewriting them in french so that the meaning is close. Is this a plagiarism?
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Main argumentation in introductory chapter of Phd thesis?

I am in my last year of my PhD and start focusing on writing my thesis. In the course of my PhD I had to apply twice for external funding, in which I - thanks God - succeeded. I believe that part of ...
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Can I write a thesis without any help from others? If I can, how?

I completed a graduate course without the degree. I mean, I didn't defend my thesis and just finished the course. I wrote a thesis with my supervisor's direction, which is not what I wanted though, so ...
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How to deal with my thesis chair?

I am a 2nd yr Master's student set to graduate this may. My plan is to pursue a PhD afterwards at another institution. In my program, you either have to do a Master's thesis or a 45 min oral summary ...
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How to provide English translation of non-English words scattered in a thesis

I hope this is the right place to pose my question. I'm writing a thesis in English, but it's based on a project aimed to Italian native speakers (and so am I) and therefore I have often to refer to ...
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Does it look bad to have a PhD thesis unrelated to the rest of future research?

The short version of my question is: will it be perceived negatively to have a PhD thesis unrelated to the rest of my future research or work? For more context, I currently hold a bachelor's degree ...
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What kind of citing permission do I need for a research project (not a master thesis) report that I am writing?

In my master program, there is a so called Research Project worth 20 credits. This is done before the Master Thesis. Not all the publisher website provide "reuse for technical report" option for ...
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Professor rushing MS thesis

I'm in the 2nd year of a 2-year MS program. The thesis is usually done through the duration of the 2nd year. I have been working on my thesis project, but my PI wants to produce the paper for it ASAP ...
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Writing out numbers in ranges: between 5 and 50 or between five and 50? [closed]

In a manuscript, when defining a specific range that starts below ten and ends bigger than ten, is it written as numerals for all, for the number below ten or all in numerals? Example: We detected ...
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Thesis adviser is demanding i hand over all my work [duplicate]

My Masters adviser (computer science) is demanding I hand over all my work including data sets, code and configurations. I do not want to be overly specific just in case. This seems fishy... or am I ...
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Is it appropriate to mention lack of expertise in certain area as limitation for master's thesis?

I'm currently finalizing my master's thesis and am working on the discussion and limitations part. I did some relatively standard statistical tests on my data, which gave promising results. My ...
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Is it possible to agree on feasible expectations with my supervisor or should I surrender to her demands? [closed]

My supervisor told me I’d need 5 papers (preferably all published) in order to get my PhD degree. However , attending a PhD workshop, I was advised to discuss a feasible plan with my supervisor within ...
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Follow a methodology of a Phd dissertation?

I'm not sure if I'm picking the correct word as English is my second language. I see tons of similar Phd thesis about similar thing, e.x: "Impact of exchange rate on the stock market in Canada" "...
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When writing about something done in another paper, should I write referring to the study itself or to the author?

Should I write: Click et al. (2018) through a linear regression analysis for the period 2000 - 3000 , carried out an analysis of the relationship between x and y. In the presence of structural breaks,...
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Costs of having a US-based PhD supervisor doing a PhD in Germany?

A little background first, as this is maybe not familiar to people outside Germany: In Germany there are universities that can not award PhDs. So called "Hochschulen/Fachhochschulen". This means they ...
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Where should the personal statement be placed in a thesis? [closed]

I know the declaration and acknowledgement are placed at the start. It’s not my thesis. I am editing (novice proofreader & editor) it for a client who claims that it should be in the Appendix?
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Should I cite the source of a definition in a thesis glossary?

I'm writing my thesis and I added a glossary at the start with the more complex terms and their definitions. The definitions usually come from scientific papers. My question is: should I cite those ...
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Does a PhD student need to focus more on working in theory, in order to have a real chance of becoming a professor?

I have a friend who's doing a STEM PhD at one of the top programs - think e.g. Harvard / Princeton / MIT - and they are getting ready to drop out after the faculty there have told them that they don't ...
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Repository for Education

What would be the most appropriate place for someone to upload their Master thesis in Education? (Their institution does not upload electronic versions of theses.) The thesis is original research and ...
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What can I do when some people stole my master thesis work and published it as their own work?

Google scholar suggested a paper for me to read, I opened it and boom it was my master thesis work. My work was based on Arabic language but they claim their work is based on Telugu language. Even ...
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how to represent implemented software in thesis [closed]

During my master thesis I implemented a software in c programming language. My thesis is in the Earth Science (Geodesy) field and this software is just GNSS data processing software. Is a Call graph ...
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How important is it for a professor to direct a thesis?

How important is it for a professor to direct a thesis? I mean, what can the professor get from it? I know it will help for his/her curriculum, but is it too much? Is the merit equivalent to the ...
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Can a project be a PhD research? [closed]

I am preparing PhD porposal the proposal itself is a project design plan. Is that possible for a Project to be a PhD research? My Project is about web portal from data science.
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How formal should the dedication section in a master thesis be? [closed]

I want to make a little practical joke in the dedication of my master thesis. It's nothing extraordinary, and it's harmless, but it is all but formal. I searched around and found this answer that ...
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Can more than one person share PhD thesis? [duplicate]

I have a PhD research proposal and I came up with this proposal idea while discussing machine learning with my brother who is in the same field as me and has same degrees as me. my question is can we ...
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Sharing a master thesis with a third party before the final exam

I start by describing the situation: a friend of mine is a master student in Italy, and is going to graduate soon. She wrote her master thesis and submitted it, and should have her final exam (the one ...
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PhD thesis defense - is there a separate defense session with one's graduate committee? [closed]

I was watching a math PhD thesis defense on YouTube and it seems that after about an hour of the talk, a committee member tells the audience to leave except for the graduate committee and the PhD ...
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Is it okay to choose a non-peer reviewed research paper as Master's thesis topic?

I am interested to work and improve on one of the research papers which published on https://www.casact.org/pubs/forum/ but I found out that, research paper published on Casualty Actuarial Society, ...
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Can a PhD thesis in computer science have two major parts?

Can a PhD thesis in computer science have two major parts? Lets assume the research goals are closely related, yet for the sake of better understanding and clarity, the thesis is divided into two ...
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How to write large numbers in a scientific thesis?

I know the rule of thumb is to write out numbers 1–10 in words but what if the number has a decimal (i.e 3.4 million)? And if I write it as 3.4 million don’t I have to write the other numbers, for ...
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Where to put state of research in thesis when it needs to be referenced in introduction?

For writing scientific texts like bachelor or master thesis I have learned and used the following basic structure: Introduction Background State of research Methods Results Discussion Conclusions I ...
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How to cite or refer to programming codes in a non Computer Science Master's Thesis?

I am writing my Thesis in finance field and I am using Machine learning methods. Therefore, I wrote many Python and R scripts for collecting data, cleaning it and applying some statstics. should I ...
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Does a thesis have to have a “Discussion” chapter?

I have written a thesis seeking to analyze the ideological thinking of a newspaper through its editorials in a political situation during a certain period of time (1985-1991). I couldn’t count on my ...
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Short references in bibliography

I found the following bibliography in a book: Is there a website which generates this kind of references automatically, that is short references? On google scholar there are only long references: ...
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I just found out about a better methodology after already writing thesis - how should I prepare for my defense in 3 weeks?

I have written a thesis that seeks to analyze the ideological thinking of a newspaper through its editorials in a political situation during a certain period of time. I couldn’t count on my Thesis ...
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How to write paper from PhD thesis?

I finished my PhD in October 2017. I have tried to write a publication from my thesis, however I am finding it quite a struggle. I am not receiving any help from my PhD supervisor. So my question is, ...
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How to deal with harsh and unfair criticism from a thesis committee? [closed]

Brief explanation: I have came up with an M.Sc. thesis idea to my advisor 11 months ago. She supervised but especially in last months not sufficiently for reasons, and I have added very much content ...
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Can anyone use the JEL classification system?

Can anyone use the JEL classification system, or is it only reserved for published (scientific) papers? This is the information I got on AEA's site ''JEL Codes are used to classify articles, ...
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How to know when its time to quit grad school, due to my own failings

I am in my second semester of a MS in engineering. While classwork is fine, research is not going well. I wrote the first few pages of my thesis and basically everything was wrong: formatting, ...
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Research Inventy Journal

I wonder if "International journal of engineering and science" is indexed by Thomson Reuters or Scopus journal! In their lists, I have found "International journal of engineering science" without ...
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Mental Heath for long-term success in Academia

I was hoping for some advice on long-term mental health in academia. First off, I am a 3rd year PhD economics PhD in a high-ranking school in the US. Before anything else, my experience has been great....
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how long does a company normally take to respond to the question asked for dissertation? [closed]

Because of the late decision to change my dissertation topic , I have a month to finish my dissertation. For my research I have to contact some company(construction company, domestic and foreign )and ...
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Can an academic PhD thesis have more than one hypothesis?

I am working on writing my PhD thesis after four long years of work. I'm writing the hypothesis sections, and I am finding it extremely hard to write one single hypothesis that is comprehensive and ...
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From the PhD thesis to a journal

I'm on the task of transforming sections of my PhD thesis (field: Economics) as journal articles. I would like to know which are the key differences between these two formats, so I can optimise the ...