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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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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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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 ...
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Tips for being a good jury member for Master's defense

I am a 2nd year PhD student. My supervisor ask me to be a jury member in a Master's thesis defense presentation. This is a first for me, so I have some questions. Any tips and guidelines I can follow?...
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How to reconnect a relationship with a professor

Today I'm currently in my final MSc year, and I have finished working for my thesis. I am under supervision of professor X, which I find myself at ease and actually enjoy what I do. My field is ...
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What to add in MS thesis presentation

I am about to defend my MS thesis in Physics. How much detail of the methods should I add in the presentation? In my thesis, I have compared the results of my method to an other method's results. ...
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Why was Roy Fielding's thesis on REST not adopted immediately? [closed]

Roy Fielding's thesis ( Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures ) was not implemented/adopted immediately, was there any specific reason for this ? The thesis was ...
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Should I include my thesis supervisor as an author for new derived work?

I would like to make a variation of one question already answered here. I have also submitted my Master thesis manuscript to the university library and I have verified that there is no conflict of ...
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How to write/format a digression in conference/thesis papers

I am currently writing a paper and in one of the sections it would be appropriate to write a quick digression to explain one topic in more detail. My structure would be something like Section X (H1) ...
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PhD thesis Report has questions from reviewer

I submitted my PhD thesis to a EU university and I already have the review reports of the two reviewers. They both accepted the thesis for the viva. One reviewer left a couple of remarks, while the ...
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Decision Pending | Send a Reminder?

I am a 2nd year PhD student (starting my third year soon). For the past 7 months, I've been struggling with finding an appropriate journal for my (hopefully) first article. I had to deal with many ...
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R Code attachment

Hello academia community, I'm writing a paper in Finance on Portfolio optimization and stock returns. For this, I'm using R code to compute optimal portfolio allocation, histograms, boxplots etc. My ...
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How does the admissions process work for Ph.D. programs in the UK, particularly for weak or borderline students?

Related: How does the admissions process work for PhD. programs in the US, particularly for weak or borderline students? When applying to a PhD program in UK (where GRE is not accepted), how does the ...
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How to benefit from unsubmitted thesis?

I have completed a MSc thesis in image processing. But, I can't submit it yet as I don't have the money needed to finish my study. I still have 2 semesters left before graduation. I implemented a ...
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Information with no reference in literature review

I am writing a literature review and I've found information in a thesis written in the literature review in a paragraph with no source, just ending with full stop. While at the end of the whole ...
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Experimental research work on a similar experimental setup patented by someone else

For my PhD thesis, I have conceptualised an experimental setup which is similar to an already existing patented design. Can I do research work on that setup (conceptualised by me) by simply citing ...
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What should the purpose of a draft of a research paper be? [closed]

When writing a research paper draft, what should be the purpose? Is the goal to write the draft with the aim of producing a finished product but expecting that it may need changes? Or is the draft ...
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Should I use my official legal name or the one I'm known by on my Master's dissertation?

My official, legal name is A, but I'm know by most people as B. B relates to A as Bob to Robert, however this connection is only obvious in my country of origin where I am no longer based. I am known ...
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My work is being used without acknowledgement

So I was helping a friend of mine out with his master thesis, as he had no idea about a specific topic in which I had a few years of industrial experience. However, he had no idea about what I was ...
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How do I change automatic title-case capitalisation for German titles in a Mendeley bibliography? [closed]

I'm trying to correct a Mendeley-created thesis bibliography, in a Word document, that contains English and German titles. The English titles format in title case (capitalising everything except ...
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Question concerning proofs of theorems in defense PHD thesis

I would like to ask this question: -Do we have to present the demonstrations of the results (theorems in mathematics) found and published in a scientific journal the day of the PHD defense or it is ...
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Admission for MS/Phd in Computer Science after BE/BTech from India [closed]

Should I go for MS/Phd CS (Masters en route to Phd) in USA? I'm very Passionate about research in my field. But I have very little to no research experience. But have done internship in my field of ...
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Using an English or French presentation to a French talk?

I'll be defending my Ph.D. this October. I submitted my dissertation in English and prepared an English presentation, but my supervisor along with the jury members surprised me by saying the defense ...
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What should someone do if he/she found a very similar published paper to his/her thesis work?

Assume while someone writing his/her master's thesis, he/she found that there was a very similar paper to his work (90% similarities) 3-5 years ago? Does that make a problem and how to tell your ...
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Should I indicate that definitions are from an article?

In my master thesis I included some definitions exactly (just translated in French) like they appear in a paper because they are particularly well written and easy to read for someone who has never ...
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Is it good to summarize your study cases in a thesis?

I am writing my thesis and it is a survey. I am making a classification of some algorithms in groups. Will it be good to add a summarized version (max one page) of each article that contains one of ...
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Thesis in use, potential employer wants to see source code

EDIT: Let me clarify things and specify my concerns: I wrote a program for my thesis that solved a problem for the target establishment. The establishment now uses the program with my consent but ...
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Should I be worried that I have no set dissertation near the start of my 4th year?

I'm entering the 4th year of my STEM field PhD at a prestigious institute in Canada. My supervisor is a bit terrible; never around, and often with fantastical ideas that are much harder to realize ...
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Where can I find a data set on trust in the Internet? [closed]

I looked everywhere for a data set on trust in the Internet of things and I found nothing... The articles I read didn't mention the data set used or the data set was not a public one. I even emailed ...