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@henning is absolutely on point, to add just another point. Please highlight what is the objective of this data, what kind of difference it shows and represent it in values rather than publishing the raw table. In any case this video about data visualization might help you to get your point through. But in nutshell each table has a story to show where the ...


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There is no need to reproduce your entire raw data in your thesis (or any other publication). Your publication should describe some abstract properties of your data, discuss your analysis, and present your results. As a rule, if a table spans more than two adjacent pages, it is too large. Ask yourself: What is the point I want to get across by presenting the ...


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In English, I think it is hard to beat "Doctoral Thesis Proposal" for a suggestion to a supervisor about the research to be undertaken to achieve any doctorate (more or less equivalent to terminal degree). "Doctorate's degree" sounds foreign to the ear. There are many sorts of doctorates, not just PhD (EdD, for example). But all involve &...


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Please put your comment: My advisor said he 'doesn't really care, just that it needs to be done' - So I am free to do what I want there in the question. Note: you could not be more wrong about being free. Based on your advisor's answer, this means that however you will do the thesis, your advisor will consider it done only if it respects the only way he ...


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As Christian mentioned above, rules vary per university, and there are even sometimes different rules within graduate schools in the same university. What happens in the majority of cases, is that the supervisor of a PhD candidate (or the department) will invite people to become members of the PhD review committee. In theory (remember, the rules vary from ...


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Rules concerning who can review theses or be on a theses committee depend on the country and probably on the university. In my experience the university chooses the reviewers and should check whether they satisfy their requirements. I do not think that it is the reviewers responsibility to check this.


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Contribution This would also work as a (sub-) section heading. I prefer it to "research gap/lacuna/desideratum" etc., because it focuses on what your research does to close the "gap".


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"Knowledge gap" is another way to express that there is something missing from the literature.


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The meaning of differentiation in [dictionary.cambridge.org][1]is given as : "the act of showing or finding the difference between things that are compared". So I suggest you may use the phrase "The research differentiation". [1]: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/


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If you are the sole author and you still hold copyright (likely since it isn't published), then you can send it. It is your work and you own all rights. However, whether it is wise to send it or not is another question. I suggest that you talk this over with your advisor so see what the downstream consequences might be, especially if you intent to extend ...


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If the status is 'finished but not published/defended/graded/...' then send it with the notion that is hasn't been published yet but is finished as a whole. If you're still writing the thesis or waiting for feedback of your supervisor, then send it with with a note that mentions this fact and the expected finalization date, and possibly check with your ...


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Your goal is for this thesis to fulfill graduation requirements. Although having your supervisor read the thesis is probably helpful to this goal, it is not necessary for graduation. Ask if your advisor has any objections to it before you schedule your defense. You can't force your advisor to read the thesis, but scheduling the defense is usually done by the ...


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If there are places you feel need improvement ask about those only. Ask your advisor if you're ready to defend. Make the changes suggested by the co-advisor, then ask your advisor about specific areas. Finally, ask both advisors if you're ready to defend. Hopefully this will make your current advisor realize where you are in the process, and maybe get you ...


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Send it along If they asked for it send it along. They aren't publishing it (right). While your thesis will be "published" by the university, what that means is they will make 1 copy and stick it in the basement of the library where no one will read it after you defend.


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Given the additional information in the comments, I'd suggest that you have a broad discussion with your advisor, but be prepared to switch topics. However, it might not be required to switch much. Some closely related questions might remain. You have certainly gained some insight into the general area of the original question, so you are in a good place to ...


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I think you have to think about what you want before deciding how to approach your advisor. Here are two extreme possibilities. You are intent on an academic career in this area. Your thesis will be your first piece of new work. You want it to be well received as a significant contribution. In this case you might well want a new topic. Alternatively Your ...


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What you can include in a thesis is up to your university. Standards vary widely. If you cite the paper it isn't plagiarism. But the journal you submitted it to may want copyright and both the preprint and including it in a thesis might interfere with that, though this depends on a lot of other things. Citing prevents self-plagiarism charges but doesn't help ...


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I'd get out of the mindset of describing the attributes that some solution for some problem should have, and identify a problem you might find fun to attempt to solve. Once you have the problem to be solved, you can engineer the solution to meet the requirements. Problems exist everywhere, if you only look for them. Find something that's your "itch&...


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Here's ProQuest's author rights agreement for the "closed access" option (linked to from here). As you can see, they only ask for non-exclusive publication rights. So yes, using this option would leave you free to disseminate your thesis through other avenues. In my opinion, if you can host your thesis in some kind of stable repository (e.g. one ...


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This question does not define its terms (what exactly is "trendy"?, for instance), leading me to suspect it is an unserious query that is close to trolling. Even so, I'll say that the point of entering a Ph.D. program is to learn how to conduct research and to convey your findings to different audiences, not simply to earn a degree. If "...


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The fee seems on the low end, but perhaps your department has funds that can defray this expense or cover it. You won't know until you ask. Good luck.


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According to this page at ProQuest the author retains copyright to things uploaded. This is unlike many traditional publishers that require copyright transfer. They also permit you to withdraw your dissertation in the future. So, retaining all rights, you can do as you please in the future. Also, the $95 fee is extremely low for a service that promises to ...


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I would recommend you try to separate your anger from the practical problem you face. Even if in your judgment your university is screwing you over, I'd recommend you decide based solely on what you think is in your best interest. Talk to your supervisor. They might be willing to help you supervise your thesis on an informal basis, and/or help you turn it ...


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If you can publish your thesis in a journal, you should aim to do so regardless, and in addition to a thesis (if you choose to write one). Papers in a good journal are more highly regarded than a thesis. Writing an undergrad thesis might increase your chances of grad school admission. If you have papers accepted into good journals, I doubt an undergrad ...


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Several things about the question are unclear, but... If the thesis or corresponding credit is not required to get the degree, do not pay the $1750. You will no benefit from paying it. Do publish your work if you can publish it in a reputable journal or conference. Check with your advisor before you try this. Probably your advisor will be writing a letter ...


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