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 a student look for in an undergraduate thesis supervisor?

I am an undergraduate student (not in maths) looking for a topic and supervisor for my thesis. What criteria should I use to judge whether a project/supervisor combination will make for a good thesis ...
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Can I revise and use a part of my published paper in PhD dissertation?

I have a published journal article and a book chapter (both are single-authored). I am in the process of getting permission from the publishers respectively to make the most of them for my PhD ...
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I have publications in one area but I want to focus on another one for my PhD? Could it go wrong?

My previous published research has focused on teachers' psychological characteristics (e.g., motivation). However, for my PhD, I want to change my focus to student learning. Thus, although the broader ...
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How badly will a master's thesis plagiarism report affect my career? [closed]

This is a question continuation of this post: How to defend plagiarism in master's thesis. I want to thank all the people who helped me in the last post with their answers. In the academic committee, ...
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Fantasy book examples in PhD Thesis

I have a question regarding the use of fantasy books in a PhD thesis. Imagine for example that I'm writing an example motivating the use of databases. Can I design e.g. a database composed of Game of ...
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struggling with the discussion chapter of PhD thesis (by publication)

Thank you very much for your insightful suggestions earlier and I am back with another question and would love to hear your thoughts about this. My PhD thesis consists of three stand-alone papers (aka ...
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If you had the chance to give your past self advice for your thesis, what would they be? [closed]

As mentioned in the title, when you look back on your master thesis- the one that brought you to your Phd life, which advice that you think if you had known them before, you would have had a better ...
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Supervising a lazy BSc student

I am a PhD student and I have to supervise two BSc students in conducting their thesis. Unfortunately, I am very (very!) frustrated with one of them. First of all, this specific student doesn't show ...
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Should I include a synonym in parenthesis in abstract of a PhD thesis? [closed]

Should I include in parentheses a synonym I will use in the main text already in the abstract? Example: The atomistic scale (micro-scale) shall be considered ... The atomistic scale shall be ...
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PhD Thesis: citation for common knowledge and high level summary

Background: Neuroscience, India My thesis is based on the use of machine learning for some neuroscience data. Since I do not expect the readers to be aware of machine learning details, I have written ...
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Pure mathemathics: authors appearing in alphabetic order [duplicate]

So the title of the question is quite broad, I've seen a few of questions in the site regarding this particular topic (quite a few actually, so let me know if this is somehow a duplicate). My problem ...
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First person plural or singular pronouns for thesis presentation

I am going to do an oral presentation for my thesis. Normally, when presenting a paper, as the paper is a collaboration work, I always use the pronoun "we". The thesis is written based on ...
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How to politely ask my thesis advisor that I want to work independently as the meetings are not productive for me?

I am a master student, my advisor gave me a topic he is not an expert at, a new field to him. The point is he is not an expert in the field he throw me in, he doesn't even give me technical advice in ...
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How should I put a disclaimer in my thesis indicating that I am not responsible for any misuse of my work?

My thesis project for my bachelor's degree is a type of electronic military helmet. I want to insert a disclaimer in the thesis paper that I'm not responsible for any misusing of the book contents, ...
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How to refuse to work with graduate students?

How do you refuse to work with graduate students when they come to you and explain they want to work with you without necessarily being offered a job (e.g. a project that pays). My advisor was very ...
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Planning a PhD project in mathematics

I am obliged to hand in an an exposé outlining my PhD project in mathematics, including some kind of working plan. Since it is answered here and since it can be easily found on the internet, I have ...
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Does it make sense to translate my bachelor's thesis?

I'm currently applying to several PhD programs in the STEM sector in Europe. Some universities invite me to submit my bachelor's thesis as an optional document for my application. I would like to do ...
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Advisor writing bulk/entire student thesis

I am forced to write this question as I believe it is unethical and needs to be addressed in my faculty. I suspect a faculty member in my university has the habit of writing his master's degree ...
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What is an online publication?

While using a search engine for student theses I noticed a footnote at the bottom of page saying After a thesis is published on the HSE website, it obtains the status of an online publication. So ...
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How to get professors to reply to my email of inquiry for research opportunities / Co-Advising

I am now in a thesis-track Master's program and will be applying to PhD next year. Now I want to do some research projects with some of the professors who have areas of interest that I am also ...
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Professor has no interest in the topic of my research proposal

For a research paper in my course we had to come up with a topic proposal. When I talked with my professor about my topic he did not seem interested in my proposal and only talked about a topic of his ...
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Should I go for a PhD topic on which I have poor coursework grades?

I am a materials engineering master's student and have a poor track record with undergraduate level mathematics and mechanics. However, I like working on applied problems that involve these. For ...
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What is the best way to approach a professor for “formal” guidance/advisorship when they have no proficiency in the topic?

My situation is as follows: I have studied and completed a maths degree from a very prestigious and competitive university. I have then worked a few years as a mathematician and have then decided to ...
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What is the best way to add the results of the Master thesis in the Latex report

I am writing my Master thesis report. My thesis was research and development of a test data generator for a particular domain in an organization. The developed application will generate test data in ...
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On a Paper, Change the Methodology or Report in Results Section?

I'm currently working on the final phase of my MSc dissertation, but I've been having technical issues regarding my initial approach set out in the methodology. I've made what I consider a temporary ...
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How to address the issues of not including technical contribution

Recently I defended my thesis for a master's degree in computer engineering, and internal reviewers marked it satisfactory, however, they made some comments in my report and presentation, one of them ...
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All positions require multiple code development and machine learning proficiency. How do I address the knowledge gap? I am worried about my future [closed]

My mechanical engineering PhD is very applied. I used Abaqus software to model additive manufacturing process. I wrote two trivial user subroutines (VUHARD) to implement material models in Fortran and ...
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Should my master's thesis be related to my future PhD research?

I'm doing a master's degree in theoretical physics in Europe. After the end of the master, I want to pursue research in the area A. In fact, I've already come in contact with a professor that works in ...
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Is it acceptable if I write a title of a thesis of the same as the title of the co-advisor paper?

Can I use the same title for a thesis and a co-advisor paper?
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Referencing a question on research level from StackExchange in a footnote in a thesis?

Is referencing a question on research level from StackExchange in the footnote of a thesis appropriate?
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As a Master Thesis supervisor, how should I assist students with poor fundamental skills (e.g., problem solving)?

I am currently working as a research assistant at a University and one of my tasks is to supervise the Master Thesis projects of students in our lab. Most of the projects I manage are related to ...
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Are professors typically financially compensated for advising masters theses? [duplicate]

I have a professor that has given me some early advice on developing my thesis topic, but I have not yet formally selected a thesis advisor. I was thinking about choosing to work with a different ...
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Defending A Thesis and Expecting The Worst

For over a year I have been developing my thesis and there have been many issues in the process as neither me or my supervisor are experts in the field I am working in. My supervisor has been aware of ...
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I refused adding a gift author to my paper and my advisor threatened me that he won't let me graduate

I am a phd student and I am writing a paper with my advisor, which is also part of my thesis. When we were going to submit it for publication, he asked me out of the blue to include in the paper the ...
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I worked in a specific direction without communicating it to master's thesis advisor, problem?

I am currently waiting for a meeting with my master's thesis supervisor and two people from a research institution i am associated with. The plan is to for me to talk about my literature review, and ...
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how one is not accused of plagiarism when including an article in a MSc thesis? [duplicate]

Let us suppose that I am following my MSc studies. At the end of my compulsory courses I have an accepted article for being presented in a conference with my advisor. For graduating, I need to prepare ...
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Confused about potential supervisor response

I asked my professor to supervise me. I took several courses with him. He replied to me that he is confused about whether he will have enough time to supervise me. He is extremely busy though! I ...
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How can I do a thesis in life science, or can I? [closed]

I am a computer science drop out. But, currently, studying an MA in ESL. I took only one programming language course as an optional subject from the Faculty of life sciences and received an excellent (...
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My advisor cited her colleague's papers in her own methodology even though she did not use those methods. Does this qualify as scientific misconduct?

I'm currently working on my MSc thesis under a PhD candidate's supervision. She has very recently published a paper as first author in a well-known journal where she claims to have followed ...
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A retired professor welcomed me to talk with him after I asked about doing a master thesis

(This post is related to A professor invited me to their seminar when I enquired about working on a master thesis with them: did they reject me?, I have a follow up question so I decided to open a new ...
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Will doing a master's thesis in an unrelated field hurt my job prospects?

I am having trouble with this study situation. Recently I was offered a master thesis topic at work where I work a part time student job. My role is Java Developer and master thesis topic is related ...
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My PhD work is too simple. I don't feel good about my work, my abilities and my future career

I am about to defend my PhD in materials engineering. My work is related to numerical modeling of an additive manufacturing process. When I joined for my PhD, I was offered a different topic which was ...
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Ask thesis supervisor for permission to include his name as co-author of a journal paper and risk being denied?

I did my Masters Thesis at a reputed organization, under a supervisor who is an expert in the field. The organization is notoriously protective about the data I acquired from there which I need in my ...
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What is the minimum expected from a math PhD [closed]

I had a hard time deciding whether this question is more suitable for here or mathoverflow. I'm posting here if you think it is better to be on mathoverflow please let me know. I'm a PhD student in ...
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Removing one whole chapter of my thesis is suggested (required)

This is a bit of a long story. I am a graduate student working on mathematics and the topic I have been working on is not directly within my advisor's expertise (pretty closely related to though). My ...
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PhD student I am working with as an undergrad may pursue something similar to what my senior thesis is on, is this a conflict of interest?

I began researching for my thesis on subject X several months ago, and the thesis program is starting in a few weeks. I did not tell the grad student at the old uni about this yet - because originally ...
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How can I politely tell a student that I already support him several times and that is enough?

I have a student who sends me emails twice a week showing me his updated dissertation. At first I supported him a lot. But he literally does what I say word by word and never goes beyond what I tell ...
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Coming from an unknown university, is it possible to publish a good research paper in a good journal?

Suppose someone is pursuing PhD in mathematics from a third class university and their supervisor has little knowledge about their own field. Is it possible to publish a good research paper in good ...
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Failed the preliminary PhD exam because the committee members rejected my already accepted publication [closed]

My paper got accepted in a very high-ranking peer-reviewed conference and will be published in the proceedings. However, my university PhD committee members are saying it is ‘weak’ and they did not ...
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Impact of Masters thesis on PhD application

I am a final year masters student and I will be defending in Fall 2020. I will be applying for PhD in Fall 2021. At the start of my Masters thesis, me and my PI had a specific goal in mind (lets call ...

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