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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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can you get a PhD in an area you didn't do your masters thesis? [duplicate]

My BSc thesis was on general relativity MY MSc thesis was going to be on modified theories of gravity and cosmology, in hope of pursuing a PhD in this area or similar one day. I know replies are ...
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Is it ethical/legal to publish Master thesis manuscript as a journal paper?

I have submitted my Master thesis manuscript to the university library. It is completely new work (never published before to any journal or conference). Now, I want to submit my Master thesis to a ...
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What would be the best way to find foreign professors for a PhD defense panel?

I need some researchers to review my PhD thesis. I am from India and my university is also in India; the research data was collected in India. My university rules say my thesis should be reviewed by ...
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What should I do with a bad dissertation from a good school?

I am a Ph.D. student who is at most two semesters away from graduation at one of the top institutions in the field. My field is not well-funded and can be highly competitive, and I am especially ...
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Using an image under Creative Commons license in PhD thesis

I would like to use this image of a Star Trek tricorder in my PhD thesis as cover art for an "Outlook" style chapter. It is listed as being under CC-BY-SA. I believe this is fine, but I wanted to ...
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dissertation cover photo [closed]

I am going to submit my doctoral thesis, one of the optional things we can do in our university is having a photo of author on the back cover of hard copy of thesis. I have no idea for that. How do ...
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Placing Data from results section into a “study area” section

Working on my Master's Thesis in Geography, and it is fairly standard to provide a "Study Area" section that describes the location of study. I. Introduction II. Study Area III. Methods I have some ...
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Using others' dissertation theme and layout

I have been working on my dissertation and when doing the literature review I stumbled across another dissertation with similar research ideas as myself. When reading it I reallly like the layout ...
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What to do if you forgot some proofs while writing your thesis?

I am currently writing my master’s thesis. It is like a survey and contains lots of theorems with or without proofs. Everything that I am writing, I studied and proved before. However, I see that I ...
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How to ask a professor to supervise my undergraduate thesis research?

I am second year CompSci student in Europe and in a short while I'll have to start my undergraduate thesis research. The domain I want to research is cloud computing. One of my lecture professors ...
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Repeating technical terms using varied ones

One of my supervisors told me that the language should not be varied, but instead we should use the same technical words (not synonyms) again and again. Is that really true? PRE- & POST-EDITED ...
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acknowledgement part of thesis

I am going to prepare the draft my Ph.D thesis and plan to submit it to my PhD advisor. Should I write the acknowledgement part in the first draft, or it must be written in the final draft?
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How many resubmits of my thesis support paper can I expect from my sponsor and readers? [closed]

I'm preparing a support thesis paper for an aesthetic creation for my MFA. How may times can I expect my sponsor and readers to send my paper back to me for edits?
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Supervisor choosing PhD topic for student

When a student is undertaking a PhD in pure mathematics, is it the case that the supervisor typically chooses the topic for the student?
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Can a Master student's thesis be kept indefinitely until the advisors have extracted everything the student has to give? [closed]

Is it legal for advisors in the US to prevent a student from graduating by "suddenly, about a week before deadline, realizing that what the student was doing for the past few semesters is not what the ...
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Is it allowed to re-format a post-print version of a published paper?

I am finishing up my thesis which will include, among other things, a published paper. I am allowed by the journal to use a post-print version, which (if I understand correctly) is the accepted ...
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Is it unheard of to pursue writing a relevant master's thesis while enrolled in a capstone-project based masters program?

I am currently enrolled in a capstone project based maters program (in Analytics, from a business school) openly geared towards developing practical industry specific skills for its students. However,...
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What tense to use in thesis when describing complex simulation models?

I've researched the "rules" regarding use of tenses in scientific writing. However, I'm still not sure how to describe the simulations I've done during my thesis. Just a simple example: 1: An ...
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Is it okay to publish my thesis when it was done 2 yrs ago?

Is it okay to publish my thesis when it was done 2 yrs ago? I defended my master's thesis in February 2016 but the data gathering was done in October 2015 and the final revision was submitted to my ...
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Reviewer of PhD thesis doesn't allow me to write in the first person singular

In my PhD thesis, I often used the first person singular during the description of the problem and the discussion of the results. One comment from the reviewer states that because I did not use the ...
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Physics dissertation: Do I give a reference every time I mention a certain piece of work?

I'm currently writing my BSc Physics dissertation and I'm using LaTeX with BibTeX so the format of the references is all correct, but there are a number of other papers that I talk about at several ...
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How to efficiently progress on a complex problem in research?

I am writing my master thesis in game theory and realized one type of situation where I am often stuck for a long time and feel frustration creeping in. It is, to no surprise, when facing a complex ...
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Is translating my own work to use it in my PhD thesis plagiarism?

Strictly speaking, is translating to english my own published work written in my mothertongue in a non-peer reviewed journal to put it as a part of my PhD thesis plagiarism ?
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Selecting a Thesis - Are there lists of interesting or open questions?

Is there an aggregated pool of potential thesis topics that are available for exploration across universities for different concentrations? Perhaps there would be some that have been pre-vetted by ...
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Including own published proofs in PhD thesis

I'm currently writing my PhD thesis, in a mathematical field in physics. I have published a handful of papers, and the thesis is going to be mostly based on these results. I assume that, even though ...
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May I include results from a collaboration in my PhD thesis?

As a Ph.D. student, I am curious about the following: if you collaborate with a researcher(not necessarily your advisor) while being a student, should you write in your dissertation the work of the ...
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Does copyright restrict how I can adapt papers when compiling them into a thesis?

I am starting to put together my PhD thesis. The bulk of the thesis will be reprints of papers I have published during my PhD. I am wondering about presentation style. My personal preference would ...
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What are good reasons to write my thesis in English?

I'm studying in Germany. German and English are not my native tongue, but I prefer to write my thesis in English for the following reasons: My English is better than my German (not a good reason). My ...
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What causes some students to be selectively impervious to supervision of their thesis writing?

Background In my academic surrounding, we follow the following approach for supervising the actual writing of a bachelor’s and master’s thesis: Whenever the student has written something more than a ...
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Searching for PhD theses in google scholar

It seems like PhD theses are way more rare in the Google Scholar index than globally done. If my assumption is correct they get published as well, is there a primary search engine for that? ...
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How should I cite?

I am a medical student working on my thesis... I found a couple of theses online that have relevant info to my thesis subject... I took this information but rephrased them with my own words and then I ...
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PhD Thesis defence [closed]

What are the salient points to watch during a thesis defence? How do you know if your thesis is up to scratch before the defence?
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How to save one's ass in the last year of PhD with supervisors that never keep up with the project?

It is a doctoral project in engineering, a long, tedious, and grumbling story. I was contracted as a PhD candidate for another project but when I started, the director suggested me to change for the ...
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Help someone in research paper in practical using my coding skills [closed]

I'm a developer and I want to help someone in research and be a part of it by implementing it practical. Where I can find those people?
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How to cite the same source across an entire subsection of a thesis?

My thesis is based on the application of a evaluation process. Therefore I want to add a subsection in the "Theoretical Background" chapter where I summarize the whole process. The process is ...
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My master's thesis is extremely similar to an article that had already been published. Is that okay?

My thesis is related to hispanic literature and culture. After doing a fair bit of research I formed my thesis and now as I am in the process of writing my literature review, I am realizing that my ...
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I am interested in researching two very different problems (Genetics + Computer Vision). Haven't started a PhD yet [closed]

I have two topics that I really want to get involved in. 1) Confirming current research in chromosome structure while using machine learning to find relationships in genetic motifs. For instance, is ...
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Should I always force the use of active voice in my dissertation?

I decided to use first person ("we") and active voice as the primary style of writing my dissertation in the domain of Computer Science. I have read some discussions about this topic and the people ...
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PhD research, research doubts? [closed]

I am a computer science PhD candidate. I have been reading and learning a lot of my interested research area - and now it's time to formally defend my research proposal. There is a computer ...
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Can I include the schematic and layout I designed on Altium CircuitMaker in my thesis?

I’m currently seeking my masters degree. Part of what I do is testing the design on a PCB. My institute doesn’t have OrCad or Altium Designer licenses, so I opted for the free Altium CircuitMaker. ...
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What would be a good research question on Nationalism? [closed]

I'm trying to find a research question on Nationalism in Taiwan, Hong Kong and PRC. I need a research question that can be supported with data readily available online. If anyone can help me that ...
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Are there risks of manuscript rejection if manuscript is the edited version of a thesis report available online?

I have completed a thesis project report that is currently uploaded in ResearchGate with a DOI identifier. Out of that report, I created a manuscript for publication in IEEE and recently submitted my ...
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Putting “List of Figures, Tables, Conference Talks, etc.” in thesis (Chemistry)

I would like to know what people think about putting lists of figures, schemes, and tables in PhD theses. Do you think it is necessary or just seems like "page filler". I would also like people's ...
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What is purpose and meaning of “Propositions” in PhD thesis?

I found a weird and intuitively strange document that is submitted with the thesis. It is called Propositions To accompanying a dissertation on the..... and it is such a strange thing included, ...
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What is the meaning of promotor and copromotor in Dutch PhD thesis?

I would like to know what is the difference between author and contributor in the Dutch system, and how to appropriately cite such a thesis? Only author? (APA format) Why this strange name promotor? ...
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PhD interview question: BSc dissertation/'thesis'

My BSc dissertation was basically a literature review of Sean Carroll lecture notes on general relativity. I got a first in this, and was offered PhD interviews with the supervisors being aware of ...
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Is it ok to fail with analysis?

I'm a graduate student and I am really worried about the quality of my master thesis. It's my second year in graduate school and I've already done some pilot studies. But, entering the school, I was ...
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Has a “portfolio” of orthogonal projects ever been acceptable for a PhD thesis, instead of a single large project? [closed]

My interests are very broad. Before grad school I did a lot of things, but now it's expected that I only do one thing. Provided that I can demonstrate research competence in more than one field, by ...
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Can a thesis contain preface?

Usually preface is written in books and myself personally have not seen it in a thesis. But, can a master's or doctoral thesis contain a preface? Thanks
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Choosing a Bachelor Thesis topic headache [closed]

I have three options for my Bachelor Thesis, and I just keep banging my head against the wall trying to decide: Single Page Application performance optimization - I am familiar with the topic and I ...