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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Advice on inconsistent Gas Chromatography data [closed]

Trying to finish my Dissertation however i am struggling due to some incoherent data. The experimental i used was based on an assigned practical from my prior year that had stock solutions provided, ...
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Would you consider a very short, non-standard thesis that lacks a research questions, a thesis? [closed]

I recently met an artist. He was very proud of the shortness of his Master's thesis, which was published back in early 90's and has only 3 pages! He had been graduated from the California college of ...
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Can section, subsection, or sub-subsection headings be formatted as questions in a master's thesis? (not all of them at the same time) [closed]

I am wondering if section, subsection, or sub-subsection headings can be formatted as questions. I am working on my masters thesis (Economics) and am following the Chicago Manual of Style Guide (17th ...
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Not citing a secondary source for a reason [closed]

I have already read the relevant questions, but mine is really different; I found useful information in a paper, it (basically) says for a specific case that "they use up to %60 more torque" but ...
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Multiple introduction in an academic report [closed]

My university requires me to hand in 3 candidature assessment reports over the course of my PhD (the third being essentially the thesis, I'm on my first one). The report has the structure of a thesis (...
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Waiting for thesis corrections from supervisor, how should I write an email reminding him?

I sent part of my thesis to my supervisor a month ago. He replied that he would contact me as soon as he finished the correction. I'm afraid he forgot that. Would you have an example of a formal ...
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Will an error in one of my publication affect the outcome of my PhD defense?

I'm a PhD student in physics in a European country. I'm about to have my PhD defence in about 6 weeks. I have 3 published papers and one manuscript ready for submission. My thesis is also finished (...
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Can a PhD student co-supervise master students in Germany?

In Germany, is it possible for a PhD student to be co-supervisor of a master thesis?
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Two topics in Literature Review?

Im currently in the middle of writing my masters thesis and was hoping I could receive some guidance with regard to my literature review. I currently have discussed two topics in my literature review;...
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PhD dissertation burnout duing pandemic (COVID-19)

I am in the process of writing my PhD thesis and it happens to be during the global pandemic crisis. My submission date was supposed to be June 2020 (we are in April 2020), but my supervisor has been ...
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Where to write famous quotes in my dissertation?

sina madani asked: "Do I need to cite the source of a famous quote in my thesis?" However, my question if I choose to write famous quotes in my dissertation, where and how should I write the quotes? ...
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What is expected in a masters thesis for Phd admission in Europe by admission committee in Number Theory [closed]

Background of question ( Background is somewhat related to this question Asking about how to minimize the effect of a not so good thesis due to abandoning by supervisor without even telling in Phd ...
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Asking about how to minimize the effect of a not so good thesis due to abandoning by supervisor without even telling in Phd Application Form

A bit of background of the problem-> I am a masters 2nd year student( 4 th semester)in mathematics .During my masters degree I self studied 3 books of number theory because I was really interested in ...
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Can I change my master thesis topic and supervisor under following scenario? [closed]

I am currently doing my master thesis which as per university regulations should get completed in 6 months. I need to change it.
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How relevant can be the major corrections in PhD dissertation?

My understanding of major corrections in PhD dissertation is that there can be entire chapters to add to the presented dissertation. However for me it's very hard to understand how much these changes ...
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How to cross-references sections in a thesis?

When using cross-references in a thesis for cross-referencing to specific sections, do we have to use section numbers or section names would be fine too? example: As discussed in the Discussion ...
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In a thesis, which comes first - Abstract or Acknowledgements?

I am writing my masters thesis now. I saw some theses with the acknowledgement chapter after the abstract, in other cases it's the other way around. I think the acknowledgement chapter is not related ...
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May I cite an unpublished exercise from a lecture?

In a mathematics thesis I am currently working on, I use a statement we proved in the exercise classes of a lecture I attended last year, but neither the exercises nor the lecture notes have been ...
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How plausible is doing a part-time research masters with the aim of applying to PhD programs?

This question might be a variation of similarly asked questions, however, there is some different details that I think might make it different. So thank you in advance for reading. I was admitted ...
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How to cite JavaDoc?

Writing a technical Master's degree thesis in the IT field, I need to cite sentences that are in the JavaDoc, where are no author and no year. Ex. From: java.util.Queue The Queue interface does not ...
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Should I use this Google research paper as a reference if it has clear evidence of bias? [closed]

Google Research recently published a paper, Pushback: Characterizing and Detecting Negative Interpersonal Interactions in Code Review and in the Method section 2.2 Interviews about Code Review ...
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How to manage the relations between supervisor and institution?

For a student, the eventual conflict resolution should be facing the supervisor. This already generates a first problem: how can a PhD student explicitly face uncomfortable situations that imply a ...
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Is it better having a bad PhD done or having no PhD?

I'm close to the end of a troubled PhD experience. However this closeness might be extended to the infinite if I would get to the point of having something that is good enough. I might be too self-...
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Dealing with uncertainty in a PhD

The background I am currently pursuing a PhD in the field of physics. From the number perspective (number of publications) everything is going fine since I have a couple. However, I find it extremely ...
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Can I write a theoretical paper? [closed]

Hi I'm a master's program student studying statistics. I'm wondering whether I can write a theoretical paper or not. Recently, I want to write a theoretical paper as my thesis. But, a lot of people ...
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What to do with a thesis adviser that doesn't respond to emails or offer any help?

I am a master student in computational mathematics, my thesis adviser assigned me a problem in a subfield that is outside his expertise. He is lazy and doesn't know much about the problem he assigned ...
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Must a Masters thesis involve original research? Can it be merely a review of some recent research direction?

I am currently completing an Masters degree in physics. My M.Sc requires a thesis. Now I applied to Ph.D. programs in the United States and got admitted to one of them. I finished all my M.Sc course ...
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Should student or supervisor be corresponding author for publications based on student research?

Papers published from an academic project (MSc or PhD) usually have two authors; the first author is the student who mainly conducted the research, and the second author is the professor who ...
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Can I write the language specific summary of my thesis in dialect?

My mother tongue is Dutch and I'm writing my thesis in English. I am required to write a summary both in English and my own language, Dutch. Would it be ok to write the Dutch summary in a dialect? ...
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Difference between Thesis and Research paper? [closed]

My query is about whats the main difference between thesis and research paper, and as i am undergrad, which is more easy for an undergrad to do!!
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Nervous about my thesis results -how to decode my supervisor's email? [closed]

I have been waiting for my PhD thesis results for a long time now. Last week, I sent an email to the university, asking for the results. Few hours ago, my supervisor has sent me an email saying that ...
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I feel lost with my master thesis [closed]

When I sit and start writing my master thesis, I write the first couple lines, then I don't know what to write and get stuck. I feel like I'm not creative enough for writing. The questions are. How to ...
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May a piece of results be presented in two theses?

Let A be a Ph.D. student who had defined a master project for a master student called B. The topic was indeed a part of the overall Ph.D. problem statement of A. To make it feasibly doable by B, A had ...
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Poor project description for bachelor thesis (student-exchange)

I'm going to do my bachelor thesis abroad this fall. I'm supposed to find a supervisor both at my home university and at the exchange university. I already found two professors willing to supervise me ...
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Using data from results section in methods

I'm working on a sensitivity analysis for my thesis work, which involves the designing of a test bench for the experiment. In order to reduce the number of parameters in the experiment, a parameter ...
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Asking an external professor for a feedback on my BSc. thesis

In my senior year. I have put so much effort in writing my thesis and my supervisor didn't even read what I have done or even bothered to do his work, I wrote my thesis in a topic in mathematical ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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