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What should I do with my 60 page undergraduate thesis?

You should be discussing this with your supervisor who is there for the precise purpose of guiding you through the academic questions like these. If your supervisor isn't doing a good job at this, you ...
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How can I help a PhD student who's dead-set on keeping methodologically wrong results?

Beyond suggesting that they speak with their advisor about it, you have probably done all that you can do. You can't force someone to take good advice. If you suggest alternatives, I'd make the ...
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What should I do if I messed up my pre-thesis project and I just want to end it as soon as possible and switch a group for master thesis?

German here. All I can say is, ask early, ask often and ask a lot of people. My guess is what you interpret as a "laid back" attitude/"non-pushy environment" is actually your ...
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How can I help a PhD student who's dead-set on keeping methodologically wrong results?

After a certain amount of pushback, the next natural question is, at what point will you remove yourself - and most importantly, your name - from this work? It appears as if this person is ...
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What should I do with my 60 page undergraduate thesis?

Undergraduate work is seldom publishable except in specialized journals as exist in some fields. It would need to be exceptional to sufficiently extend the state of the art. “Interesting” isn’t enough....
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What should I do with my 60 page undergraduate thesis?

You could upload it to an academic archive site like ResearchGate or Academia.edu; or some other online site. Even your own personal web site could host it. Then you could ensure that a search of ...
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What should I do with my 60 page undergraduate thesis?

In general, nobody can tell you what to do with your thesis without knowing exactly what is there and without being an expert in the research subarea you are working in. In other words, as others ...
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Statement of Contribution in Dissertation

In terms of your statement of contribution, what is important is specifically what you did, not where you come in the authorship rankings. "I did the calculations that lead to equations 1,3,6 and ...
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What should I do if I messed up my pre-thesis project and I just want to end it as soon as possible and switch a group for master thesis?

To add to Marianne013s excellent answer: In Germany, people are often expected to be quite self-reliant and independent in their work and probably the PhD student thinks everything is ok because you ...
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How can I build a research profile now?

In the United States at least the lack of research experience prior to starting a doctoral program isn’t an issue. Few applicants have serious experience at that point. The doctoral program is where ...
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What should I do with my 60 page undergraduate thesis?

Other answers have already given great tips about asking your supervisor about publishing and its potential benefits for your career. I'll just address some things you'd need to consider if you do ...
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How to prepare to talk with my advisor about concluding our relationship before the defense?

From your question, you're pinning a lot of expectations on this (presumably quite difficult) meeting. My advice to you is to divide and conquer: make it more manageable by breaking down the ...
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Statement of Contribution in Dissertation

Can you look in other recent PhD theses from other labs? Or ask the PI from a lab in the same department? You really do need a local person to advise you here.
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How can I help a PhD student who's dead-set on keeping methodologically wrong results?

The proper venues for expressing your doubts about a student's work is in supervision /progress meetings. If you're not part of those meetings, then all you can do is try to convince your PhD student ...
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How can I help a PhD student who's dead-set on keeping methodologically wrong results?

The simple approach is 'the customer is always right'. You gave them advise but they chose to ignore it. They are paying you so it is their problem, not yours. Now you said you see it as problematic ...
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How can I help a PhD student who's dead-set on keeping methodologically wrong results?

It sounds like you have already done what you can to help the situation. It is not your job or responsibility to force a correction. If the method is flawed to the extent you say then the PhD advisor ...
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What should I do with my 60 page undergraduate thesis?

You say a lot of work went into it. But in my view the correct question should be whether something of value for the scientific community came out of that. If you (and your supervisors) seriously ...
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What should I do with my 60 page undergraduate thesis?

You will need your advisor's expertise to determine if the contents of the thesis are publishable. Many undergraduate project are just for training, and may not be really novel enough for publication.
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How to prepare to talk with my advisor about concluding our relationship before the defense?

I'm going to be a little bit blunt here. I shoulder most of the responsibility for this situation... Again, I take responsibility for every mistake I have made during this process and I feel terrible....
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What should I do with my 60 page undergraduate thesis?

I would like to get it published. A lot of work went into it, and the way the thesis component in my program works, the only person who ended up reading it is my supervisor. There is a reason for ...
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How can I build a research profile now?

As long as your Masters degree is recognized and you are eligible to apply for a PhD, I do not believe you are gutted. The value of past experiences and recommendations will depend on the field/...
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What should I do with my 60 page undergraduate thesis?

Your university may have a policy of making available submitted theses of students on a university archive website. This is a publication in the literal sense of the word. If not, you could upload ...
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Publishing parts of my thesis under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License in journals

Before you "publish" yourself, understand the specific policies of any journals you might want to submit to. In particular, Some (at least) Springer journals permit publishing on "...
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What should I do with my 60 page undergraduate thesis?

I suggest you think long and hard about what the real meat of your undergraduate thesis is and check whether you've made any novel contributions to philosophy in the process of writing it. It's normal ...
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