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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Reusing material from thesis proposal in final thesis

I'm writing my final thesis and there's a lot of material I would like to reuse from my proposal -- introductions, motivations, etc. -- and it would be nice to just copy-paste (and update a bit) ...
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Can my undergraduate research thesis be published in a scientific paper? If so, how should I go?

I'm starting my bachelor's degree thesis and i will do some research work. If I achieve good results can my work be published? If so , who should get the credits? I'm afraid that my prof or his ...
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How to address an author showing replicated results from his paper?

I have replicated a method of interpolation recently proposed by certain author, and I want to tell him that I have done so. I suppose the author is interested in knowing that students are engaged ...
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Selecting a Thesis - Are there lists of interesting or open questions?

Is there an aggregated pool of potential thesis topics that are available for exploration across universities for different concentrations? Perhaps there would be some that have been pre-vetted by ...
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Is it possible to agree on feasible expectations with my supervisor or should I surrender to her demands? [closed]

My supervisor told me I’d need 5 papers (preferably all published) in order to get my PhD degree. However , attending a PhD workshop, I was advised to discuss a feasible plan with my supervisor within ...
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What is equivalent degree of Masters by research degree in the USA?

There is a degree called “Masters by research” in Australia, in which a researcher basically researches for two years(full time) on the topic or research problem(differs from Phd on many aspects ...
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Do I need to cite an artwork? How would I do it? Is permission needed?

In my academic paper, I have well over 100 figures, and would like to use an artwork I found online in one of my figures - it is not published in any book, it is just something they made and posted ...
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Need a thesis extension due to mental illness, but supervisor seems unwilling. How to proceed?

"Prependum" clarification: Strictly speaking, the supervisor has no actual authority in this decision (I think)-- it is between myself and the course convenor. However, I feel that `...
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Are review articles the result of original observations?

I am about to submit a PhD thesis by published work. The university guidelines states that "the content of the papers should be the result of original observations". I would like to include a review ...
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What should I do if I discover a typo in the title of my MS thesis after submission

After I submitted my thesis recently, I discovered that I made a very silly mistake in typing the title of my thesis; I missed one letter. Instead of implementation I typed "implemenation". The thesis ...
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Is it appropiate to put a funny funny slide in a Bachelor thesis presentation?

I always like to stray in a context related funny slide either at the beginning or at the end of a presentation because I do not like the overall stern atmosphere at presentations. I also planned a ...
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Is it allowed to re-format a post-print version of a published paper?

I am finishing up my thesis which will include, among other things, a published paper. I am allowed by the journal to use a post-print version, which (if I understand correctly) is the accepted ...
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Search all Theses online

Is there a way to search all openly published theses online? Maybe there is a way for Google Scholar to ignore other types of articles? I am aware of SCOPUS and Web of Knowledge, but unfortunately I ...
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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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Copy text from co-authored paper into thesis [duplicate]

I am the third author in a journal paper that is accepted but not published. I am wondering if it is acceptable to copy text from the paper to my master's thesis. I have read from many places that it ...
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When is a supervisor unable to request paper retraction if a paper gets published without her consent?

If a ex-PhD student publishes a paper from his thesis without his ex-supervisor's consent, the paper gets retracted upon his ex-adviser's request to the editor. My question is: Could there be any ...
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Publishing journal articles based on dissertation

My dissertation is drafted in a paper format which consists of three papers that I am planning to publish in future. Can I submit the manuscript to journals in 'as is' condition or I will have to ...
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Writing a thesis proposal

I graduated last year and had been working on a problem. Now I have some progress and am interested in applying (non US places mostly, mathematical physics). How should I write a thesis proposal? I ...
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Should you cite somebody's Transfer Report? (Confirmation Report)

Context: At UK universities at least, before progressing from the first year of your PhD (or transferring from an MPhil to a PhD), it is required to write a fairly substantial report detailing the ...
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What is the Measure of an “Incomplete” Undergraduate Thesis?

My undergraduate thesis was not what I would consider a complete product. I did due diligence in the background and theory of the topic, but while I have attained results, my output of validated ...
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How to talk to PI about dropping out of graduate school?

There are a lot of threads about whether people should drop out of grad school, or PIs forcing students to leave. My situation is a little different, some people might call this ungrateful, but I want ...
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Revising thesis into a publication : Can I use the same language or must I paraphrase?

I'm in the process of revising my MA thesis for a publication. I am not clear whether I can just copy and paste information from my thesis and do minimal revisions, or I should paraphrase my thesis to ...
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Best practices for dissertation committees to review chapters?

From talking to colleagues in a variety of fields and different institutions, there seems to be a huge variability in the ways committees handle their responsibilities of reviewing dissertation ...
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Published and unpublished dissertation; DOI assignment

I have recently defended my Ph.D. dissertation and submitted it to my graduate school's e-repository of scholarly works as well as to the ProQuest database. I have not heard yet from ProQuest about ...
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Masters Thesis: Self-containment

So I am currently writing my thesis in nanophysics (in particular, applications of nanomagnetism). My adviser and I had a few discussions about the inclusiveness (i.e., self-containment) of the ...
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How to make a paper's author willing to help me with his source code like a semi-supervisor?

I am really in trouble. I am doing my MA thesis on wireless sensor networks, and I have a source code with more than 16 files and each one more than 5000 lines. It's very complex and has no ...
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How can I make my thesis supervisor be more responsive?

This question is related to this one and this one. My Masters' thesis supervisor is incredibly superficial as in he doesn't respond to messages in a timely manner; I am not talking about ...
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What are the signs that it is time to switch from thesis to capstone track?

The Master's program (Software Engineering) I'm enrolled in offers both a thesis track and capstone track. Currently I'm enrolled in the thesis track and I've completed all of the required coursework ...
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How to get specific guidance from busy advisor?

I need to graduate this semester, my master's project is far behind schedule, and I'm not getting the guidance I want from my advisor. How can I work with him to handle this productively? I have to ...
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Is it common for a managing editor of a University Press to solicit book proposals from PhD students at a conference?

I am a PhD candidate in the very early process of writing my dissertation, and I'm presenting my first chapter at an international humanities conference soon. I received an email from the managing ...
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Can research paper information be used in thesis writing?

I am writing my master thesis. Can I put my research paper data in this thesis? The research paper had been accepted in IEEE conference. Is it ethical to put research paper data as it is. As this ...
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Is it ethical/legal to publish Master thesis manuscript as a journal paper?

I have submitted my Master thesis manuscript to the university library. It is completely new work (never published before to any journal or conference). Now, I want to submit my Master thesis to a ...
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How to reconnect a relationship with a professor

Today I'm currently in my final MSc year, and I have finished working for my thesis. I am under supervision of professor X, which I find myself at ease and actually enjoy what I do. My field is ...
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Including many pages of serialization code and generated source code in Master's thesis?

I'm working on my Master's thesis in Computer Science. Shortly, I am "drawing" a diagram, which is then serialized and from the serialization I generate some source code. So, my question is not about ...
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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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When to use “I” in a master's thesis

A similar question exists here however I don't feel that answers my specific question. Other questions on this topic seem to explain why "we" is primarily used in academic writing, which I understand. ...
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Very short PhD Thesis by famous people [closed]

I read that John Nash had a very short PhD Dissertation. A mere 27 pages. See this link: http://www.princeton.edu/mudd/news/faq/topics/Non-Cooperative_Games_Nash.pdf Are there other famous people ...
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Correcting a thesis after publication [duplicate]

I defended my PhD thesis over 5 years ago and obtained my PhD, but I was not happy with the thesis (a classic saying of many an academic, I know), but felt pressured to submit and move on to new ...
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Thesis in use, potential employer wants to see source code

EDIT: Let me clarify things and specify my concerns: I wrote a program for my thesis that solved a problem for the target establishment. The establishment now uses the program with my consent but ...
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How can I find an expert to help review my PhD thesis?

I need someone to peer review my thesis. My supervisor does not have enough time to fix my thesis. In addition I am holding all things by myself. I need someone who is expert in this field. How can ...
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Is it self-plagiarism to reuse some parts of my published thesis in my new journal paper? [duplicate]

I have finished my PhD thesis a couple of months ago and I was thinking of reusing some parts of it (only published in the thesis) to write a journal article. I was wondering if I can do it "literally"...
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line chart or column chart [closed]

I want to show the average response time based on number of tasks on a device on a chart. So the x-axis is "number of tasks" and y-axis is "average response time". My question is which charts I can ...
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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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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 necessary that the the chapter introduction be made up of just one paragraph?

In writing the introduction of a chapter, I came up with three paragraphs. Is it necessary that the the chapter introduction be made up of just one paragraph?
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Is this plagiarism or something similar in a master's project?

I am a master's student in 3rd world Asian country. My master's thesis guide (who was from a different institute) abandoned me after giving a research paper to read. Now, with no guidance left as no-...
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LaTeX itemize options: are they allowed to use in a master thesis? [duplicate]

In my Master thesis, I used this: \begin{itemize}[label=\ding{167}] \item Access Windows XM from Ubuntu Server \item List the directories contents of Windows XP \end{itemize} The output is: My ...
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What is the probability of rejection for a long-time-review in the revised version of a manuscript?

At the January of the current year, I have submitted a paper to a high-rank math journal. After around 10 weeks review time and 4 weeks editorial time, a decision of reject-and-resubmit was made (1 ...

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