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 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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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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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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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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Can an academic PhD thesis have more than one hypothesis?

I am working on writing my PhD thesis after four long years of work. I'm writing the hypothesis sections, and I am finding it extremely hard to write one single hypothesis that is comprehensive and ...
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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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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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I believe my PhD dissertation was unfairly graded too low (cum laude): what should I do?

I recently completed my Ph.D. in Germany. I believe my dissertation was evaluated extremely unfairly. For my dissertation, I published seven papers in high-impact international medical journals (IF ...
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Are theses 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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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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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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I ran many tests for my thesis, should I report tables and graphs for all of them? [closed]

I'm writing my PhD thesis. I used a number of statistical tests to test my hypothesis. Only one test was able to answer my question while the rest (3 tests) couldn't. If I report the results of the ...
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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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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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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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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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Apply for PhD before finishing my Master's degree

I am now in the middle of my master's degree and I plan to graduate in August 2015. I currently study in Germany and for most engineering students here it is common to finish the five-year program (3 ...
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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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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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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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What is the average number of references in a PhD thesis in the humanities?

How many references on average are typical for a PhD Thesis? More specifically, I'm looking for a comparison of the average number of references for an engineering PhD thesis and PhD theses in other ...
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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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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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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 kind of work is expected in Masters dissertation for admission to PHD in Number Theory in Europe

I am a Masters students in mathematics at a University in Asia. I am applying to European Universities for Phd position in number theory. I am interested in Analytic number theory and wanted to do ...
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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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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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What tools do you use in academia to jointly review a thesis?

I am giving a thesis for review by several supervisors, who will comment and request changes. It's written in LaTeX, but I don't want to bother the people involved with having to compile that ...
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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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Can a PhD thesis be confidential?

A colleague of mine had an excellent PhD project and she published good papers during her PhD. When I asked her to give me her PhD thesis, she told me she can't because her PhD project was ...
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How should I ask my advisor on help with something I should know how to do?

I am creating a mathematical model in R (programming language) as part of my thesis. I created the first part of the model no problem and sent it to my advisor. She said I did a fantastic job on it. ...
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Does a Ph.D. dissertation usually have an ISBN?

ISBN is for books. Is it a standard procedure to assign an ISBN for a Ph.D. thesis?
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Should exploratory and incomplete work be part of a thesis?

I just finished the first draft of my thesis in computational neuroscience. It contains all the published work and some other material that is relevant to the main theme of the thesis. I deliberately ...
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Hypothesis for an Engineering Oriented Research Thesis

Question: What to write in a hypothesis that can't claim statistical results of any kind -- only those of engineering nature. Explanation: In thesis writing, hypothesis is claimed to be one of the ...
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Can a PhD thesis consist of “exploratory research”?

I am a physics graduate student at the stage where I need to come up with a PhD thesis proposal. I have an idea for a thesis project that I think is very interesting and has not been explored in the ...
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Is it possible to work on my thesis on my home country? [closed]

I was wondering if it's possible (and how frequent it is) to work my (math) PhD thesis in my home country if I am an international student?
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Bachelor thesis with same topic

I've successfully defended my bachelor thesis. After some months I've been curious to see if there are any other thesis with the same topic that I've chosen. I found some that are similar to mine (...
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Communication with a student pursuing the bachelor's thesis

As a part-time lecturer, this is the first time that I have been assigned to drive a bachelor's thesis. I try to convey to them my interest in their project. And, I also recommend them to be in ...
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Whether its a good idea to apply for professors working in algebraic number theory for phd in analytic number theory

I am masters student and I am applying for phd position in analytic number theory in Europe. But there are very less number of professors in analytic number theory as compared to algebraic number ...
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Obtaining a non-digitized thesis

I have been trying for a few weeks now to obtain a published thesis (this one, if you're wondering), but have had no luck in doing so. There currently exists only one copy of this thesis, at the ...
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Acquiring a bound copy of someone else's thesis

I am in Canada and wanted to get a bound copy of someone's doctoral thesis in Sweden. The thesis is fully available online in PDF form for free from the library/publisher, but since there is a ...

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