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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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Are thesis perfect? readers opinions on honest mistakes? (whatever degree)

I used to have a big concern for a little statistical mistake in my thesis (which wont be published), and now I have overcome that fear. During that time of fear, my parents told me that all the ...
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Will it affect my Reputation to leave my MSc without finishing the Thesis?

I am currently doing my MSc thesis (in an area of science). I have completed the exams but I am having real difficulties with the research project. Both my supervisors are based remotely and when I ...
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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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How to format the name of an R package in thesis?

In a thesis, when referring to an R package (a statistical software), how should I write it? Should it be italicized/treated like a title? Or just like any other word. The package name is not a "...
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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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When to use “I” in a master's thesis

A similar question exists here however I don't feel that answers my specific question. Other questions on this topic seem to explain why "we" is primarily used in academic writing, which I understand. ...
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After 3 years… Should I stay at a PhD position that I think is holding back my thesis?

I was supposed to do my thesis in a research department of a company in the field of computational science (developing new computational methods that they could use to design and engineer ...
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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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Is this the expected behavior of an advisor in a master's thesis in Physics?

I'm a graduate student working on a master's thesis to get a master's degree and I'm quite in doubt if the behavior of my advisor is the expected one. He proposed a work on the dynamics of extended ...
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Master's student without internship or publications in final semester; how to accomplish something worth putting on my resume?

I am a 3rd-year Masters CSE student. Since I am a 3rd-year student, my advisor has asked me to work on my thesis since 1st year. I picked a problem and worked very hard for around 1.5 years only to ...
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How many levels of sub-citations are appropriate?

I'm writing my Thesis and I found a brilliant book that helps me write it in a coherent manner. Consider this: The author, Smith, talks about Approach XYZ and writes: XYZ is about ..., first used ...
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How much of a master's program would a Ph.D. admissions committee consider?

I will be starting a master's degree in applied mathematics in the U.S. this fall and am considering entering a Ph.D. program after this. The master's program lasts two years; I'd want to begin the Ph....
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Should I write a monograph for myself?

My dissertation is going to be a thesis by publication. I am going to publish a couple of papers and put those into one document with a couple of leading words (another 20 pages or so) and this is ...
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Is it normal that my supervisor told me to submit my thesis without any correction from him(he took only one day to look to the thesis)?

I send my Ph.D. thesis to my supervisor, he replied on me after only one day(my thesis is 130 pages)told me that your thesis is OK and you can submit.He did not do any correction or comments!! does ...
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Origin of public defense of thesis

An article on Martin Luther's "Ninety-Five Theses" indicates that he posted the document on the church door according to "university custom". The reference included indicates various books. I recall ...
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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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Where'd this layout come from?

In the past, I experimented a lot with the layout of my thesis. Until I managed to find a PDF of a standard book layout of some publisher, which attracted me so much that I copied it for my thesis. ...
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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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Resources for writing a good master's proposal?

I would like to write and submit a master's thesis proposal next year and do not know where to start. Does there exist a template or a step-by-step guide to help me get started? For instance: ...
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When sending a CV for MSc thesis, should I omit any evidence that I am not going to end up doing a PhD?

Before long, the research interests of the faculty members at the university I am at will be expressed to us with regards to MSc dissertation ideas. (I am in the computer science department at a ...
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Writing a Technical Paper /research paper about an assistive (technology) software project

I'm an undergraduate student of Computer Science. I have been working on a software project all summer, and is successfully completed now. The project is an assistive technology , a unique piece of ...
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Long-distance collaboration as Master student

I am about to start a Master's degree in Computational Biology. My future goal is to do a Ph.D. in Europe in the field of Computational Biomedicine. I have already completed the first year of another ...
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Is it possible to transfer schools in the middle of a Master's program?

I entered my university a year ago. I am enrolled in the master's thesis program. I wanted to do a thesis , but none of the faculty in my department who do fluid dynamics have an opening for a new ...
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A question about thesis supervisor responsibility

I have heard many people in academics state that a thesis is a students own project and that only the student is responsible for its quality and completion. Unfortunatelythis does not agree with my ...
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What should I do if my thesis advisor keeps insisting on making changes that are scientifically inaccurate?

My thesis advisor keeps proposing changes that are inaccurate (e.g change a scientific definition) or simply wrong. I have already gone through over 70 papers in order to find evidence and information ...
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Suggesting future work in technical report

I’m writing a report for my bachelor’s degree and have come to the last section where I am supposed to suggest future work. As I have learned, while writing the conclusion-section just before the ...
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How important is an Honors Thesis for MSW programs?

I plan on applying to grad school for social work, but wasn't sure about the general expectations for prospective MSW students. It seems like overall, I would be considered more competitive with an ...
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PhD funding with a Pass at Masters?

So, I just finished my Masters at a top University in the UK but I was awarded a Pass. I recently met up with a potential supervisor at another top institution about my proposed topic - and she really ...
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Writing a critical appraisal

My dissertation is cumulative, meaning that it basically consists of the following three sections: Introduction, Chapters, and Conclusions. The introduction gives an extended literature overview and ...
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A Statement in a Thesis Proposal

In a paper an author developed a weight function. I am doing M.S Thesis and trying to incorporate the weight function in another function. In my thesis proposal if I mention We will incorporate ...
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Public archives for PhD thesis

I am aware that PhD theses can be self archived in university site, personal webpage or sites like researchgate (ePrint Archive for PhD Dissertation in the Social Sciences). I am not really fond of ...
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A methods chapter for a PhD thesis comprising multiple closely tied studies?

You'll notice I have refrained from using "Phd by publication" here, but I think my question might well apply to a PhD by publication, and am happy for my PhD to reside under this category. Basically ...
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How do I properly cite my own course project in my master's thesis?

I am writing up my MSc thesis right now, and I am including some material that I developed as part of one of my course projects (done during the MSc as well). How do I cite that? It technically wasn'...
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Doing a thesis as an RA/ Lab Coordinator? (Cognitive Neuroscience)

I'm in a neuro masters program where you can do your thesis at any lab (in the world), as long as you can demonstrate that it is related to biological neuroscience. I was in a lab for a year and due ...
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Does examiner's own PhD outcome influence decision?

PhD examination outcomes, depending on country/university, may include unconditional pass, pass subject to minor or major corrections, and resubmission among others. Is there any evidence or ...
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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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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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Thesis Adviser isn't checking my thesis…at all

I finished experimentation this July, and passed my first draft. Thing is, shortly after that my professor became this celebrity figure after receiving some award. This award makes him attend all ...
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Would the thesis / research proposal become part of the MA thesis or PhD dissertation later on?

The research proposal covers the first chapters of a Master's thesis or PhD dissertation (Introduction, Literature review, Methodology etc.). So I was wondering if the thesis proposal, with some ...