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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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Using an abbreviation of another language in the abstract

I'm writing the abstract of my BA thesis and need to refer to a German research project. The abbreviation of it refers to a German spelling - so I can't write it out. The English translation wouldn't ...
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What theoretical frameworks should I use in my thesis to analyze the ideological thinking of a political journal? [closed]

I'm doing my thesis in Journalism which is a qualitative investigation. It seeks to interpret the contents of the main column of a political journal. I would like to know what theoretical frameworks I ...
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Regarding Publish of Thesis with ISBN

I want to Publish my PhD thesis with an ISBN number at minimum cost. Can anybody please make me aware about the authentic international publishers regarding this so that I can do my task at the ...
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Tense in summary chapter of a thesis

I am currently writing a cumulative dissertation which is based on several published papers. I am supposed to shortly (one page) summarize each of the papers. These summaries come before the actual ...
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Pagebreak within tables of scientific articles

I do not know if this the suitable forum for this question but I would like to give it a try. In my thesis I have several very long tables that cover almost one page. Because of this I am getting ...
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Resource Recommendation: Data Visualization [closed]

I had been working on a project and now a compilation of results in form of plots generated is to be compiled in a PDF, however, I know plotting only on MatLab which is not quite useful in generating ...
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How should I know if my supervisor is deliberately ignoring my emails or he is simply bad in responding?

I am a Ph.D. student in the third year, and I am working on my dissertation with two supervisors since my thesis is interdisciplinary. I recently noticed that my 2nd supervisor has not responded to my ...
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Name of the explanatory chapter in a cumulative dissertation

how do you usually call the chapter of a cumulative dissertation (PhD thesis) that describes the research? A cumulative dissertation basically has two part: One part includes (published) research ...
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How to start for Masters thesis? [closed]

I am a first year Masters student in Computer Science from India. I am due to begin work on my Masters thesis after 2-3 months. Currently, I am in a big dilemma in choosing the area of my interest. ...
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Changing thesis MS application to non-thesis MS application [closed]

I have applied for thesis based MS program at Purdue. Is it a good idea to email the university and tell them to consider me for non-thesis based program instead of thesis program?
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adding pseudocode in microsoft word for master thesis? [closed]

I am doing my master thesis in microsoft word, and I have to add pseudocode in this format (or similar): How can I add pseudocode like this?
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Is it acceptable to have a figure caption running to the next page?

I have a large figure with a long caption of 300 words, and they really don't fit into one A4 page. Can I enlarge the figure to fit in the first page and let the caption run to the next page?
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Is it a bad idea to take a research position unrelated to my desired area of research?

I'm currently trying to get an assistantship / funding for my masters degree and was recently given an offer from a professor I previously worked with. Although the position is in same department I ...
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Stuck with a mediocre topic for my master thesis

I am a masters student in Germany. On the contrary to how most people's thesis work turns out, mine looks like it is quite far from what I planned to gain expertise in, in that it seems like it is an ...
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How to cite a conference paper similar to thesis topic published during research?

I have been working on a topic for my PhD thesis, since mid-2017. I have found a recent article published in 2019, focusing on the similar topic. Since my research started earlier - I also have ...
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How to cite a game and props invented by the researcher?

I am editing a paper to comply with APA 6th edition standards for credits, citations, and references. But the situation described next is new to me, and I could not find a satisfactory answer in the ...
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Oral Defense for Hearing Impaired Student

Does any one have an experience with a hearing impaired student undertaking an oral defense of graduate thesis? I have a colleague in my graduate program who is profoundly impaired in both ears (to ...
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Lost respect for advisor. How to complete PhD?

Overview I am a physics PhD student, currently in my fourth year, in a US university. During the last couple of years, I have been experiencing a decrease on the respect I have for my advisor, for a ...
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What should you do if you find a few sentences of verbatim plagiarism in the literature review of published PhD thesis?

I am a Ph.D. candidate. Here I have a question, and I really want to hear what you would suggest. Recently I did some literature studies, and I read a researcher's Ph.D. dissertation. She is kinda a ...
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Publication from PhD thesis [closed]

my PhD thesis is very comprehensive and contains a lot of data. My advisor says that we need to publish this thesis in 2 parts. (two interconnected articles, different findings but the same material). ...
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Is paying someone to fix LaTeX issues in one's thesis ethical?

For my bachelor thesis in theoretical CS I paid someone to fix some weird LaTeX issues I had make some figures in LaTeX for which I provided exact (!) hand-drawn pictures adjust the document class/...
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Including co-authored work in my thesis

One of the contribution chapters in my PhD thesis (computer science) is a work (paper) that I was actively involved in but the experiments (simulation etc.) was carried out by another co-author. After ...
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Entering PhD with bad masters grades and no thesis [duplicate]

I am a foreign national who came to the US to pursue my Master and now working at a robotics startup company. I had pretty good grades and awards from my bachelor's degree. But, after coming to the US,...
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How to determine if I'm just incompetent, or if my work is more difficult than expected? [duplicate]

I'm a PhD student in my (planned) last year, with no journal publications until now (one rejection, though, due to not having the level of research the journal aims for). Several things which were ...
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Cryptocurrency 3rd year dissertation using other source code?

I am doing my third year dissertation / thesis based on cryptocurrencies & blockchain. This is an amazing topic I am truly passionate about as it's a fast moving industry. At the core of ALL ...
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What is a novelty in a computer science PhD'

I'm now on my final year of my PhD in Computer Science (CS). Unfortunately, I'm still confused with what is considered as a novelty in CS. Some people say I have to develop a new algorithm and not ...
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Should I include a research in my thesis which does not have a direct connection to its title? [closed]

Let's say that my Ph.D. project was about mitigating the problem X (e.g. analyzing the specific type of datasets) from different perspectives (CS field), for which one of the methods I have developed ...
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How to apply propensity score matching to data from multiple years? [migrated]

My research topic is: The impact of remittances on household welfare in Kyrgyzstan. I have two panel datasets for the years 2013 and 2016, (the data on migration and remittance receiving is included). ...
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Publish a paper of my master thesis

I finished my master thesis in a high ranking university. The thesis idea is simple and not novel, however the results are higher that the state of art. My supervisor is one of the top in the field. ...
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How to Cite research papers retrieved from a computer software?

There's an offline school software from the computer laboratory which is able to view research paper from the previous students who had graduated. How should I cite it in my reference list using APA 6 ...
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Getting paid for work and research overlap in masters thesis collaboration

I'm a master student in Computer Science and currently writing my master's thesis in collaboration with a company. In our original agreement regarding compensation, the organisation and I agreed that ...
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Grade complaints: Master's thesis

I received my master's thesis grade today, with comments "weak and insufficient analysis". My supervisor read it and checked it on multiple occasions (before submission) and said it is excellent, even ...
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What to do when phd advisor wants me to work on side projects but i'm starting a post-doc?

I'm currently finishing up writing my PhD while starting a post-doc at another university in another country. The post doc is a great opportunity at a top tier university. Between finishing my ...
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Writing a thesis about a software project

I am currently writing a thesis that is meant to revolve around an experimental software implementation I am also working on. I usually think of theses as being scientific in some way, but there is ...
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In what cases should I completely state a theorem I'm about to use?

This is the question. The theorem is taken from someplace else. In my case, I want to use the asymmetric case of local lovasz lemma , and I am not sure if I should completely state it, or just refer ...
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How would you ask your professor to be your supervisor?

I am currently a graduate student. I've completed all the exams and I am currently looking for a supervisor for my master's dissertation. Few months ago I surveyed the professor I would like to have ...
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PhD manuscript with grammatical errors and informal phrases

I have made a very good contribution in my PhD and just graduated two years ago from a top university with honors. Today, I revised my PhD manuscript and surprisingly found several grammatical errors,...
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Who cares about your PhD thesis?

I'm pursuing a Ph.D. in a computer science-related field (more particularly, in Artificial Intelligence). During my studies, I was involved in several projects, some of them got published in top-tier ...
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I sent an unupdated version of my MSc. thesis to a supervisor of a PhD project I am applying for

I am being considered for a doctoral position and after what I think it was a very good interview, the project supervisor asked me for a copy of my MSc. thesis. Even though the results of the thesis ...
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Can I put the proofs to my lemmas/theorems/corollaries in my appendix?

I have proofs that run on for up to 10 pages. To aid in readability, I would like to discuss my theorem, and the lemmas that support it, without the noise of these lengthy proofs. Can I move the ...
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Order of “List of”s in TOC

Is there an accepted order in which "List of"s should appear in a thesis? For example, I have a section dedicated to "List of (Code) Listings", another for "List of Figures", and another for "List of ...
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A paper was published with material from my thesis without my knowledge: Correction or Retraction?

I have completed M.tech and submitted my thesis. A year later I realized my thesis was used to publish an article which was a replica of a section of the thesis. Even the values were the same. I was ...
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Citing abstract only papers/conference proceedings

I'm doing my MS in Astronomy and Astrophysics so almost all of the literature I need is readily available on NASA ADS website (ui.adsabs.harvard.edu) with links to downloadable PDFs and HTML articles. ...
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Can a published well-received research paper contain misprints?

I have been reading a research paper for my university course. The paper is the PhD thesis of a student of Berkeley mentored by a reputed engineer. I strongly feel that an expression mentioned in the ...
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Finishing up with the PhD or quitting without any backup? What should I do?

I am a 3rd year PhD student (started in fall 2017) in Canada in Materials Engineering. I have completed my qualifying exam and proposal last year. I am soon to publish my first publication in a decent ...
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How should I write my computer science master thesis? [closed]

I have a few questions about writing my master thesis on computer science. The topic is "Automated generation of planar geometry olympiad problems". In short, it's about a piece of software that can ...
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what is the etiquette to thank brothers wife in disseration acknowledgement [closed]

I helped my brother in law financially for his Ph.d and in dissertation doc, he simply mentioned me as his brothers wife. (not sister in law). is that normal to not call me sister in law after 6+ ...
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Is simulation a necessary part of writing a research paper? [closed]

In fields like machine learning, where the validity of your solution is measured on the basis of the accuracy of your model, it is important to have a simulation i.e. write and run code to implement ...
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How do I present a hard-to-publish research work in my thesis?

It is my first post in 'ACADEMIA'. I am a PhD student working in nuclear medicine. In my first two years of PhD, I had approached my thesis problem in a certain way which is isolated from the existing ...
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I absolutely hate my PhD and I don’t understand the purpose of it

I am in the fifth year of my PhD and seriously depressed. In my first year of graduate school I was not funded. In my desperation for funding I chose an opportunity that came my way even though I did ...

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