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 topics can I consider for an undergraduate Finance thesis, that requires PRIMARY DATA research [closed]

Ideally, I’m looking for a gap/topic/ articles that are related to any USA / Asian/African country or region. Primary data being a main factor in my completion of my undergraduate thesis. Any help ...
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Is it a good decision to include failed/unsatisfactory result in bachelor's thesis?

I am conducting a research project under supervision of a professor for the bachelor's thesis. Among all the tasks agreed between the professor and I, there is one task which was suggested by me. It ...
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Degree, degree program, field of study, or discipline?

I am currently writing my Master's thesis (in English, which is obviously not my native language) and on the title page I want to include that it is for "Computer Science". However, I come ...
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How correctly write ordinal numbers in a scientific thesis?

I'm wrtiting my Master of Science thesis in Aerospace Engineering and I've a doubt about wrtiting of ordinal numbers? Let' us consider the following alternatives:$i$th, $i$-th. What is the correct ...
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Can I reuse data that was previously published in a thesis?

Am I allowed to extract data published in a thesis and reanalyze it? I would combine with my own data and the analyses would be much different than the original thesis. If you have relevant links ...
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Possible retraction for using data from a M.S. thesis given to me by the student

I recently published a paper that used data that was given to me (willingly) by a recently graduated M.S. student. This student already published their thesis and had decided to leave academia. I re-...
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Reporting p-values in text if also in a table [closed]

When reporting the results of significance tests in a PhD thesis, do you need to include the actual figures and p-values in the text if they are shown in the table? To simplify, which of the four ...
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Dismissal from MA graduate program. What next? [closed]

-all was going well till the pandemic hit next 2 semester I struggled took 1 credit each in those semesters. in fall 2021 they gave me a probation I was finally getting well mentally, I but at the end ...
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Publication during my intermediate work

I work on wireless communication topic for my thesis and want to published some my intermediate work on my thesis. There are conferences, Workshops, posters, magazines (did I miss something?). All of ...
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Should I Upload the Current Version of My Master's Thesis for PhD Application

I am currently a physics master's student and am applying to physics PhD programs this season. My master's defense will occur sometime after the application deadlines, and I will (hopefully) get ...
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Cumulative Thesis/Dissertation

I am writing my PhD thesis now and my supervisor said it can be in the cumulative way because I've got enough papers, 3 in sum. So now I look for publisher permission to reprint the papers. My ...
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My professor says I would not graduate my PhD, although I fulfilled all the requirements

I am a Ph.D. student at a university in Germany. After about four years of research, my supervisor told me to write my thesis. After I sent him my thesis, he told me that he now thinks my work did not ...
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Concerned PhD student used employee for experiments and didn't acknowledge their work

Okay, So I'm not sure if I am making a big deal out of nothing but I am concerned based off of what I have heard so I figured I'd ask for advice. I recently left a R&D job at a small private ...
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Is it OK to include images/graphics/plots from other published works into my thesis?

I am currently writing my master's thesis about an already published method which I improved and modified. When writing the background section of my thesis about the existing method I am tempted to ...
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What does "File BauProf" mean?

I am doing some research on Nigeria during its colonial period and as a result I have found the following thesis by Uyilawa Usuanlele called "Poverty and welfare in colonial nigeria, 1900-1954&...
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Talked about novel idea for a paper in class. A mistake?

In a graduate course (master's level), during topic assignment for coursework, I mentioned that I came up with a research idea of my own. The professor asked me to present it in front of the class. ...
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Master thesis going horribly wrong. What to do?

I am in an unfortunate situation where my master thesis is not going so well. I am doing my masters in chemical engineering and got an internship in a startup. My university supervisor however does ...
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Which terms to include in glossary and/or in list of acronyms in a Master's thesis?

I'm writing a MSc thesis in Aerospace Engineering focused on a research activity about interplanetary trasfers to Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs). I've used many acronyms that are technical terms such as ...
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can anyone else submit my thesis behalf of me

I did an undergraduate thesis with my partner. It don't have any missed, wrong or theft information. I was ill and long away from my dorm that time. So I told my partner to print and submit it. He had ...
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Two professors agreed to be my supervisor

I did my research for masters degree under an aged professor. He was a very good guide. From a Ph. D. research student under the same professor, I came to know that my guide has only 2-3 years left ...
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What to do if my undergraduate thesis advisor is not an expert in the area?

Recently, I decided to do an undergraduate thesis (in computer science). Since I just took a course related to the topic I'm interested in, I contacted the course lecturer and asked if he would advise ...
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How is a dissertation plan written and how to learn writing it

I am a Law student with an Economics Background (School of Economics, Department of Economics, Economic Theory and Policy) I have a dissertation to write on Spatial and Urban planning. I have an ...
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Reference letter from the university professor rather than thesis guide

For my PhD admission in Europe I need 3 reference letter from my university professor.I also collected 3 reference letters.Among 3 letters one is my masters thesis guide.But my masters thesis guide ...
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Can I publish my thesis online and get paid?

I finished my Ph.D. in mechanical engineering back in 2018. Recently, I found out that my Ph.D. thesis was not published by the university online. It is just in paper form at the university library. ...
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How to rename the "General problem description / definition" section into a more expressive and specific name relevant to the described issue?

Assuming that the aim is to combine X and Y, but that it is not straightforward and the problem can be defined for a reader in a specific section to better understand the difficulties and research ...
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Can I cite an article only once that I use for a whole section of the MSc dissertation?

I'm writing a section of my thesis in LaTeX that belongs to a state of the art chapter. This section contains the summary of a scientific article (many sentences are copied literally while others are ...
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How to find a balance if I find my supervisor insufficient?

I'm currently working on my thesis. I don't know how it goes in other countries but we don't have much freedom to choose our supervisors. However, I pushed the limits and made a free decision. I made ...
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Failed to submit the final grant report on time

I am working on my PhD thesis. This study was funded the Foundation for Joint Russian-Finnish Scientific Innovation Projects (TEKES - Funding Agency, Finland). The grant consists of two intermediate ...
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Can a co-first authored paper be part of my thesis?

I am at an Australian university studying Ph.D. I have written five first-authored papers related to my thesis topic during my Ph.D. candidature. 3 of them are published. 2 of them are under review ...
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10 minute presentation for a scholarship PhD interview

I was selected for an interview for a PhD scholarship and asked to give a 10-minute presentation consisting of 10 slides including "summarising both your research experience and your research ...
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I have already used up all my hours with my supervisor, but I need feedback. Do I have the right to ask for more hours?

I am doing my dissertation for the second time now, as I failed the first time. I have sadly used up all my hours with my supervisor and will not get any feedback. So there are no meetings anymore and ...
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How do I post publication just submitted on my CV? [duplicate]

I have submitted my publication to a conference awaiting review. I was wondering how do I mention it on my CV, and precisely what the format is. I completed my undergrad in CS and this is my thesis ...
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Worried about my progress

I'm a 3rd year PhD student in pure Math in a Canadian university. I feel like in last one year I haven't made much progress. I definitely tried some problems, had regular discussions with my ...
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Should I allow a PhD student to use figures of my Undergraduate dissertation in their PhD thesis?

Last year I worked on a novel dataset provided by my supervisor and I found interesting results which I presented in my BSc dissertation. A PhD candidate was working on the same dataset. Now the PhD ...
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Plagiarism in thesis when copying passage from own paper?

I finished my Ph.D. recently and I am about to submit my thesis but I have copied a few lines from the discussion and results from my own papers. Will it be considered plagiarism? Can I exclude my ...
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Does thesis or publication in a foreign language hinder the prospect of it?

Background: I'm a undergraduate student who is planning on going out to Canada to do my master’s. Since I'll be applying to universities there I'm stuck thinking if writing my research thesis in ...
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Finding a thesis advisor for master's degree in physics of complex system [closed]

I'm currently in my last year of my master's degree program "Physics of Complex System". I would like to write my master thesis about stochastic processes, but I'm having trouble in finding ...
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What can I do when my supervisor holds me back from publishing my master's thesis?

I just finished my master's thesis in spring and wanted to apply for an award for this master's thesis by the end of this month. However, my supervisor and professor held me back from doing so because ...
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Asking a correspondent to be an external examiner

I'm a PhD candidate at a UK university. I believe that normally a candidate's supervisor would be the person to invite someone to be an external examiner for the thesis. In my particular case, however,...
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Systematic Literature Review: PRISMA Statement vs. the PRISMA Protocol (aka PRISMA-P) Checklists?

Problem: I am confused about why it matters if one uses the PRISMA Statement 2020 checklist versus the PRISMA-P 2015 checklist for a systematic literature review. Therefore, I am looking to ...
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Can I ask my professor to allot me mentor while I am doing reading work for a theoretical project?

I am a master's student in Physics and currently working on my thesis work and I am having a hard time grasping some mathematical concepts needed. Most of my friends are working on simulation work, ...
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What should the difference be in content between thesis written submission and oral defense presentation?

I was just wondering if anyone has tips for a thesis defense presentation. One thing I don't understand is how it is supposed to differ from the written submission (which panelists will have already ...
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How Do I Cite a Lecture?

I am currently writing my master's thesis in physics and part of the introductory section is taken from a lecture my advisor gave during a group meeting. How do I site such a lecture?
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What to do if my university doesn't have a research group in my area?

I am studying electrical engineering and I am really interested in electromagnetics and photonics. Unfortunately, my university doesn't have research groups in these fields so I am unable to pursue my ...
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Is it a good idea to explore other field of research when you are sure of your interested area?

I am currently pursuing master's in Physics. In my university, there aren't many professors in my field of interest i.e. Astrophysics, the professors whose work I was interested in, declined me the ...
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Can I copy and paste my publications to my thesis?

I saw similar questions but not exactly the same as my situation. I have three papers prepared during my Ph.D., one is published already, and the other two are just manuscripts that have not been ...
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What is the philosophy or purpose of applied mathematics? [closed]

The title might seem vague but please bear with me: I always liked pure mathematics, I believe I understood the purpose of applied mathematics as well, but just until I am finishing up now my thesis. ...
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How to publish results of master theses

This post is from the perspective of the management of a master’s degree in computer science (not from the perspective of a single student). We have a 2 years master’s degree (= 4 terms). In 3rd term ...
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How can I deal some outdated claims/conclusions when I translate old thesis?

Here's some backgound... I wrote a master thesis several years ago in my native language (Not in English). And recently I am planning to further my studies and so I think an English version of the ...
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I am an international PhD student and I want to do a visiting research VISA, Which type of visa should I do ? ( I want finance myself )

I am a Tunisian PhD student, at my last year of PhD, I found a lab from UK and I want to do a visiting research PhD with them (during 7 months), PS: I will finance myself. I don't have a big ...
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