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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Question about Data analysis [closed]

My thesis title is : Important of user-generated contact in tourism decision making. I am worried about my methodology. I am not sure what kind of data analysis that can I use. I will use survey ...
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Sharing my unpublished thesis with other students?

The other day a former classmate asked to read my thesis and I don't know why but I got a little concerned about it and just told him honestly that, "I may do future work based on my thesis submission ...
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Is there a consensus in philosophy and other humanities that PhD dissertations have to be at least 200 pages long?

I've read a blog post written by Robert Wolff saying that for a philosophy dissertation to be considered good, at least in American universities, it should be between 200 to 250 pages long. We could ...
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Individual contribution to PhD thesis as a part of bigger project

I have a question related to the personal contribution to PhD thesis (physics, materials science), when it was a small part of a big project and there were no real hypothesis or problem in your thesis ...
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Must I share my transcripts with my supervisor? [closed]

I am in the data analysis phase of my Phd Dissertation. My supervisor has demanded that I share my transcripts with them so they can "help me" analyze my data. I do not want their help analyzing my ...
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What date goes on your hardbound PhD thesis?

I submitted my thesis in 2013 but passed my viva (the oral defense/examination) in 2014. Should the date (month+year) which I put in, on and around my thesis be, When I submitted my soft-bound copy ...
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Structuring Dissertation as Thesis Rather than “Standard” Bachelor's Structure

I'm in the process of developing a quantum random number generator utilising novel mechanisms that haven't yet been implemented in commercial products in an effort to achieve better randomness and a ...
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Should I change my Ph.D. department to better reflect the nature of my project? [closed]

I am in the first year of my Ph.D. program and, if everything goes well, in the end I will get my Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. The problem is that my project, beside finding application to building ...
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How detailed should I describe my actions regarding code?

I am writing a thesis about a data analysis I'm implementing and am currently describing my data preparation where I talk about what needed to be done prior to the analysis (formatting the data, ...
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Supervisor demanding impossible workload at the very end of my PhD. Considering change of supervisor [closed]

I am a PhD student in computer vision and I managed to publish 2 conference papers (one as first author and other as co-author) as a side project, since I had low quality data during my PhD. ...
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My undergraduate supervisor is giving me very little help

I am a student in my final year of an undergraduate programme. The majority of the credits going towards my degree are weighted on a lab based thesis which is supervised by a very time constrained ...
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What are the advantages of writing a thesis with rMarkdown? [closed]

I think the question is self-explanatory but to add a bit of a background, I'll be starting my M.Sc. research quite soon and I want to create and maintain a workflow that allows me to devote my time ...
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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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To include part of a published paper in a dissertation?

Context It's becoming common in the natural sciences for grad students to include papers they have previously published as part of their dissertation as a "sandwich thesis" or "stapled ...
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What should I do if I find a mistake in my submitted master's thesis?

What would you do if you have already handed in a thesis to your professor, but you printed an earlier version with a small mistake. You want to have a great grade nevertheless, but I am feeling ...
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regarding coding scheme in a thesis [closed]

I want to ask: where should I give tables of interview codes in my PhD thesis? should I give themes in ch 4 and codes in appendix or codes should also be given in ch 4? i am using embedded mixed ...
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How to structure the Introduction of my Master's thesis? [closed]

My question is not about the structure of an entire thesis, but just about the Introduction chapter. At the moment, it consists of the following sections: Objective [where I briefly introduce the aim ...
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Why is peer-review for journals free of charge but not for other academic documents?

Peer-review is an important part of decision-making in academia. Journal reviewers do not get paid. BUT funding agencies pay for the same peer-review (of research proposals). OR universities pay the ...
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I want to remove an article in IEEE, accepted but not published yet

Now I am facing a very serious problem that I have to remove an article which is accepted by IEEE but will be published till the end of 2019. Due to some conflicts of interests(we finished this ...
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Another student has been assigned the same MSc thesis as mine (and already defended)

I am in a dilemma as to how to approach this issue. Basically, myself and another student were assigned the same thesis topic. Only difference is, I have been doing it part time and she completed her ...
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Reuse of published data in PhD thesis

if it is the same data, but you put it in another style for your PhD thesis and created a new figure - does it still counts like "figure from publication "***" ?
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Is it safe to use pirated software for Doctoral research?

I am using unlicensed simulation software (downloaded from torrents) for Doctoral Thesis (and Research papers) on my personal laptop without the knowledge of my institution as the university doesn't ...
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Is it advisable to publish a paper with the same name as your thesis?

I am about to submit my MSc thesis which is written in the shape of a paper manuscript plus introduction, extended conclusions and the appendix. My research group encourages this format to streamline ...
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Do any universities, other than Pontifical (Vatican) universities allows for presenting a thesis in Latin? [closed]

What, if any, universities, permit candidates to put forth their thesis in Latin (classical or ecclesiastical)? For this question, I would like to exclude any Pontifical Universities. In other words,...
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Contradiction on findings in existing literature

I'm currently writing my thesis where I have two underlying sources where one says that a variable (has the founder of a kickstarter project backed other projects?) has influence on the dependent ...
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Doctoral Advising: No Available, Appropriate Chairs

I work at a regional university in the United States. Several years ago (before I arrived) our department admitted five years of doctoral students (approximately 50 students) as general admits to a ...
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Where did I lose control of my studies?

I am a 5th MSc semester mathematics student at a local German university. Since fall, I have been working on my thesis, which is the only remaining task for finishing my studies. I had not had ...
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I am the second author of a book chapter, can I use chapter in my dissertation? [closed]

My advisor asked me to use the book chapter (still not published, but will be published soon I guess) that we wrote with 4 other people. I am not the first author although me and 1st author made the ...
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How can I finish my PhD? [closed]

I have M.Sc. in mathematics, and I was/am working on a PhD for almost 10 years now (on and off), but I haven't published a thing. I have many results (most in a single field) and potential paper ...
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Applying to US Phd Programs while doing a UK Master's

I recently received a conditional offer from UCL in MSc Advanced Neuroimaging. I'll be completing this program through distance learning (meaning that I won't have to physically be present in the UK). ...
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Looking for advices to stay motivated working with my master degree advisor

As English is not my native language I apologize for any mistakes in my following post. I did my Bachelor Degree in Mathematics in University "A" with advisor "a". The strees level of this University ...
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Online Computer Science Masters as PhD Prep

I have recently completed my undergraduate degree, and am interested in pursuing a master's and potentially an eventual doctorate. I have been looking at affordable online degrees such as the ...
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Supervisor not allowing to submit Thesis

I am in very tense situation. My supervisor is not allowing me to submit my Master by Research thesis. I have already told him that I have some potential fully funded PhD opportunity and he initially ...
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Messed up my PhD. Hope for academia lost. Not attractive for industry. Hoping for some advice [closed]

My civil engineering PhD got extended to 5 years due to my lack of commitment during the early years and lack of interest in my research area on part of my advisor. I feel that I made a mistake by ...
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Advisor suggesting a change in the PhD research direction resulting in less theoretically intensive thesis. I am worrying about the implications

I joined for my PhD in mechanical engineering in a Canadian university almost 3 years back. I had completed the necessary coursework and preliminary exam last July. My advisor had approved my research ...
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If I publish my paper in non-ISI journal, Will it appear on PubMed and other electronic databases, to the public?

If I publish my paper in non-ISI journal, will it appear on PubMed and other electronic databases, to the public?
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My teachers refused my BSCS thesis proposal. Were they legit?

When I was a computer science student at my university, I wanted to delve into the code of operating systems. I was (and still am) attracted to such software and hoped for a course project that ...
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What is the difference between a 'materials and methods' section and an 'experimental procedure' section?

What is the difference between 'material and methods' section and 'experimental procedure' section in a scientific article or report or assignment? Does they differ at all? Elaboration : If I'm ...
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Which level of sloppiness is forgivable at PhD thesis completion

The question can be really irritating for most of the people and I am sorry for that. Surely, the right answer should be "no inaccuracies, everything should be right!". However, let's take a look at ...
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General idea on how do Committee Members read PhD thesis

The question is divided into two parts and related to the situation like: Committee gets PhD thesis to read through/give comments/report on it. Thesis is written based on several publications. 1. What ...
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What are characteristics of a “good” thesis topic?

This may be too discipline specific, but I'm going to give it a shot. I'm still relatively new to grad school (6 months), but I've been told by several older students to keep an eye out for potential ...
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Can a (stapler) PhD thesis comprise multiple unrelated papers? [duplicate]

Traditionally, a thesis is assimilated to a monograph and comprises a unified body of work. However, with "stapler" theses becoming more common, I'd like to know if a thesis is allowed to comprise ...
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How to impress a teacher so you can get a PH D despite bad qualifications?

how do ask for a teacher to let you do a Ph D thesis despite your qualifications are bad ? a) invent a new formula (even a useless one) b) to solve an unsolved hypothesis : this is the hardest ...
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Formulate an answer on PhD defense about mistakes you've made

Imagine, you did data evaluation, published. When preparing your data for the thesis, you've realized that your approach was wrong. It does not change the main course of the paper and do not damage ...
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Can I use images from my published papers in my thesis without copyright infringment?

I have to fill in copyright form for my PHD thesis submission. I have used some of the images already published in my IEEE/IET journal and conference papers. I signed copyright forms during the ...
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Advisor and co-advisor withholding information, should I leave the lab?

I am a second-year PhD student in Biomedicine and I was assigned to my current advisor and co-advisor since day one. My advisor is very busy. So, most of the meetings and discussions about my PhD ...
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How to ask for lettler of recommendation from supervisor when he would be interacting very little with me?

I am an undergraduate student in my final year and started doing my bachelor's thesis in a research lab. My official thesis supervisor is head of the lab, and a highly experienced expert and equally ...
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What is the best way of breaking a mathematical development into a sequence of articles?

I am currently in the process of turning my math doctoral thesis into articles to submit to journals. This is my first time writing anything mathematical for publication. My thesis was on the long-...
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Allowed help in thesis

If you write a thesis, is it legal to ask somebody if things you did are correct in the thesis? When it's my own work and this person says, everything correct, there shouldn't be any problem, right? ...
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Is it possible to hire a phd student or postdoc by hours? [closed]

I am working on small projects in machine learning field at my spare time. I love to research on the main ideas and concepts. However, I won't have much time on implementing it. Since the field ...

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