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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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How to write a PhD thesis in three months? [closed]

I am planning to write a thesis in three months. How to be more organised towards writing and get the first draft ready in three months? Has anyone written the first draft of the thesis in three ...
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how to have publication from thesis?

I have studied for two semesters so far, I got a research proposal from my supervisor now and I am reviewing it. It is crucial for me to have at least 2-3 papers based on my thesis. I am thinking of ...
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Inline referencing chapters, sections, subsections, etc [duplicate]

I am currently in the process of writing my Master's thesis using the LaTeX class supplied by my university. This class uses a document structure similar to report: Starting with chapters, then ...
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Is it type of a plagiarism?

I have a question about plagiarism: are these two sentences plagiarised versions of each other? In a cited paper, it says: This paper describes the design for a novel passive mechanical knee-ankle ...
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Citation in thesis

My question is about giving references in my thesis. When I give a literature of my study, I mostly used a type of reference which is given below: In [1], abc et al, studied xxx. it was a bla bla ...
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article produced during PhD studies with other authors [closed]

I am currently following my doctoral studies and, at the same time, I am an undergraduate honours thesis adviser in my field. The honour thesis (in my place of work) corresponds to make a research ...
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Sharing Code In thesis

My question is about sharing code in my thesis. I ran simulations using ready data in my field from a book. After that, I compared the results with those from the book. Do I need to share my code or ...
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What is the probability of rejection for a long-time-review in the revised version of a manuscript?

At the January of the current year, I have submitted a paper to a high-rank math journal. After around 10 weeks review time and 4 weeks editorial time, a decision of reject-and-resubmit was made (1 ...
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Unintentional Plagiarism in my Masters Thesis

About four months ago I graduated from a reputable university and received great feedback from the committee who judged my masters defense as well as my thesis. Prior to my defense, I was asked to ...
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Should I mention in my thesis that a live demonstration motivated me to implement an algorithm instead of others?

I am currently writing my bachelor thesis, in which I compare different algorithms for solving a specific problem to each other. Since there are a lot of available published approaches, I did a ...
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Should I include proofs for known theorems in a doctoral thesis in mathematics?

In general, in a thesis we recall the theorems of other mathematicians before stating our results published in a scientific journal. My question, is it essential to give the proofs of these theorems (...
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professor pushing me to get result when nothing is right! [duplicate]

Background My professor assigned me a project as part of a course. The project is part of another student's thesis and has several flaws. I explained the problems of the project to my professor. ...
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Is verbatim copying a data collection plan with citation considered plagiarism?

Cheers, I am writing a thesis using secondary data and need to report on the sampling methods used to collect the data. Am I allowed to verbatim state what is listed in the study documentation? It is ...
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Should glossary links be used as much as possible?

There are two terms in my thesis that I'm using throughout the entire work. They have been added to the glossary for that reason. However, by the time I got to chapter 4 or so I've stopped writing ...
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Q: What should I do if suitable Professor for my thesis research is completely booked?

I plan to make Master Thesis with the topic around Energy Storage System and PV, unfortunately the suitable Professor in electric power system does not have time to be my advisor. I will use Matlab ...
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Is it possible to finish my PhD at a different institute?

I got into a delicate situation with my supervisor (and the director of the institute -- they are very close friends) and I will not have a chance to get my Ph.D. at the institute, at least not under ...
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My advisor's new student copied parts of my PhD thesis; advisor doesn't care. What to do?

I wrote my PhD thesis a few years back. After I finished, my supervisor found another researcher and continued research with the apparatus I built, but along a different line of study. I met this ...
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Can I resubmit my accepted paper after I withdraw it from the same journal?

I have withdrawn my paper after it was accepted for financial reasons. Can I resubmit it to the same journal ?
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No data for masters thesis [closed]

So I’m having my masters in Italy. My thesis is on a project with an Italian organization sponsored by the World Bank in Burundi, East Africa. I was able to collect the baseline data from my sample. ...
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What are some useful tips that allows PhD students to produce many publications of good quality throughout the duration of the PhD? [closed]

I am starting my PhD in Statistics soon and while I will try not to burn myself out, I still want to publish as much as possible while I am in my PhD program. What are some useful tips that allows ...
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What does 30 credit hours mean in case of dissertation?

I have just got an offer letter from the University of Malaya for MSc in Software Engineering. It is a 42 credit hours course. 12 credits for courses. 30 credits for dissertation. I am confused with ...
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PhD Student, written my first paper. What are my next steps? [closed]

I have written a first paper for my Finance PhD. It is around 70 pages in length (double-spaced), possibly far to long. What are my next steps? How can I start the publication process? Is there ...
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how to stop working for other people's thesis?

Last semester, I took a course with my supervisor and he assigned me a project. This project is part of one of his student's theses. I did the project and passed the course. Later, I was asked to ...
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Mentioning unpublished research paper in Statement of Purpose/Resume

I graduated two years ago with a BE degree. At that time, I did not have any plans for Ph.D./higher education, so I did not put any effort to publish my undergrad research work in any conference. ...
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How to handle supervisor not giving appropriate credit

Someone close to me (let's call her Natalie) recently completed an undergraduate degree in Preschool Education. Her thesis was by research; she did the field study and the majority of the theoretical ...
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Making business out of Ph.D. thesis [closed]

Would advisors and universities generally support Ph.D. students who have an applicable thesis, to make contracts with the public sector in the US? And, will it bring a good share for the student ...
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Why should I write a good undergraduate thesis?

I am nearing the end of a semester-long bachelor thesis in computer science. My supervisor suggested I set aside the last month (around 20 working days) for actually writing the thesis document. As ...
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Can I write my thesis supervisor to complete my thesis?

I had worked in a lab for my master's thesis. But I could not complete a course from the previous semester so I could not register for defense at X University. This university asked me to transfer my ...
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How to deal with an exploitative supervisor toward the end of PhD?

I hate my thesis and I hate my supervisor for he is one of the most manipulative and insensitive human beings I have ever met. He forced me to work on his ideas which I never liked. I could not quit ...
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Is it a good idea to have really busy advisor? [closed]

I would like to have one of my department professors as an advisor mainly because he is an expert on the field that I am interested in and I'd like to work in. The problem is that he is a really ...
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applying for PhD [closed]

In one of the PhD positions I found recently, this is requited: master thesis (or a link to the thesis). my thesis is not in English. should I translate it completely or only the abstract would be ...
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How should a student mention or cite his published article in his honours thesis?

In my current place of work, the undergraduate students who are following a Honours Degree in the field of CS should submit a thesis as a requisite for their graduation. This thesis should be also ...
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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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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 cannot get any help from my supervisor if I want to write a new thesis. Not only that, I didn't have anyone in my lab. Therefore it's obvious that I don't have any people who can help me here. I'm ...
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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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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,...