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Will an error in one of my publication affect the outcome of my PhD defense?

Speaking as a mathematician, I have come to realize that mistakes are inevitable in the published literature. In many cases, authors don't find them or do find them and don't issue an erratum/...
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Copyright for PhD Thesis?

Choose number 1. You cannot revoke a Creative Commons license once granted, but you can add a Creative Commons license to all or part of your work later if that becomes useful. Either license asserts ...
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Mentioning researcher unrelated to institution I'm applying for in motivation letter

Yes, that's fine as long as you make it clear that you think University X is a good place to carry out your plan. In math, it's very common to come up with a research plan extending the well-known ...
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Copyright for PhD Thesis?

From a comment: it depends what you want. If you want other people to be able to copy and distribute your thesis (on condition that they provide full attribution to you), the CC one is most suitable; ...
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Copyright for PhD Thesis?

"All Rights Reserved" means that rights that you have under copyright law are not granted to people who read your thesis. It's the same as doing nothing at all; you keep the rights you ...
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Should I write a monograph for myself?

This question was asked a long time ago, but remains on the unanswered queue, so I'll try to answer. In math and computer science, generally articles matter more than books, for junior researchers ...
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Institution wide style guides for theses - rationale and context

I got my Ph.D. from a US university with such a style guide now nearly 25 years ago. It annoyed me so I asked, in polite fashion. The answer I received was a sensible historical reason. Ph.D. theses ...
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Does it matter who your thesis examiner is?

It is important and be grateful that your advisor takes care of this aspect! Usually, people try to avoid conflicts to make the exam not more difficult as it already is. Rivalries or past disputes ...
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Does it matter who your thesis examiner is?

I don't know the system that you are working in, but I am answering on the assumption that it is similar to choosing the external examiner for a PhD or MRes in the UK. Yes, the choice of examiner is ...
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Does it matter who your thesis examiner is?

I don't know what school or even what country you are in, and these things vary (even by department). But I've been a statistical consultant to grad students getting PhDs in various fields at various ...
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Does it matter who your thesis examiner is?

Finding good examiners is certainly important, but there are a number of aspects to this: Does the person have the right expertise? You want someone who is well-placed to understand what you've done. ...
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Does it matter who your thesis examiner is?

I think the answer to this is that it depends on the system/country you are working in. In the UK, generally, PhD theses, but not masters theses are examined by external examiners. Does it make a ...
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Does it matter who your thesis examiner is?

TLDR : Yes, it does. You should keep in mind that you are examined by the committee in different ways. During examination, the questions would be asked both for the sake of examining you and also for ...
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Master's thesis on uninteresting topic not really related to my background

In addition to the as stated "talk to your advisor". I will suggest you let go of "your background" for now. I too often see undergraduates coming in to a PhD or MSc fixated on the ...
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Master's thesis on uninteresting topic not really related to my background

The universal answer of this forum also applies to this question: Talk to your adviser. They may have a good reason for wanting you to study the paper, or perhaps they assigned it to you for lack of ...
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Master's thesis on uninteresting topic not really related to my background

You have not told us how it was decided that reading this paper would be the start of your master's project. If your situation permits, have a conversation with your supervisor about what you want ...
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Structuring Cumulative Dissertation "Framework" Chapter

As someone who has written a framework for a PhD thesis at a German university I strongly recommend checking the 'repositories' where universities provide access to cumulative dissertations (e.g. ...
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Organisation of a math thesis

Advice Talk to your advisor. At the end of the day, your goal is to complete a degree. The primary obstacle[1] to completion is your advisor, followed by your committee. If your advisor has a ...
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Organisation of a math thesis

The placement isn't all that important in theory. It is even acceptable to introduce specialized notations at first use rather than collecting it. If you collect it as an appendix, make an early note ...
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Structuring Cumulative Dissertation "Framework" Chapter

Your structures sound good, except that I would replace Analysis of the findings with something broader. Just try to make the introduction and conclusion chapters broader than the main chapters (...
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Do German company sponsored Ph.D. students deserve the Ph.D. title?

I don't see why you'd think it's not deserved. "Deserved" is an intrinsically opinion-based thing, but even so, the department presumably has a set of written requirements that all its ...
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Do German company sponsored Ph.D. students deserve the Ph.D. title?

For an outside viewer of the German PhD system some points have to be mentioned: Germany produces over the average PhD graduates. This is partly caused by most of the research/lab work at public ...
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Structuring Cumulative Dissertation "Framework" Chapter

This is only a partial answer, but, perhaps, a place to start. I suggest that you write a draft and try to cover the points. As a first draft it needn't be perfect. Send a copy to your supervisor in ...
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Writing a B.Sc. thesis with only failed results

Sometimes research doesn't go well. Usually persistence is required along with being flexible and changing plans, but it may not be possible to go through all the necessary iterations in the limited ...
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How important is the grade of your Maths PhD thesis if you want to stay in academia?

If you wish to stay in Germany, please ignore my answer. However, if you are prepared to consider relocation to the US/Canada, please be advised that here no one even knows that in some European ...
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How important is the grade of your Maths PhD thesis if you want to stay in academia?

There are a number of laws that explicitly define the prerequists to become a professor in Germany: On the one hand, there is the "Hochschulrahmengesetz" (which can be roughly translated as &...
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Impact of master's thesis grade on PhD chances

I have recently submitted and received grades on a Master's level dissertation, so I may be able to offer some reassurance. Whilst in the writing stage, I received notes on which areas needed ...
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MSc Thesis supervisor wants to push paper to conferences, yet is super obscure on the topic, he just wants to rush

Probably the most relevant question for you right now is, "What happens if this idea doesn't pan out like you [the supervisor] think?" The correct answer is, "Then your thesis becomes a ...
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Impact of master's thesis grade on PhD chances

I would suggest trying not to read too much into her feedback. Sometimes, I give only what seems like "negative" feedback to really good work. It is just natural for me to focus on what ...
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Impact of master's thesis grade on PhD chances

You seem to be over thinking it and applying negative connotations where none is intended. That is, provided that her comments were constructive in that she let you know of necessary changes that ...
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I am a bit confused about the thesis i am working on. I just started my research and realized that i have no idea how to publish it

There are places to publish articles by and for high school students. For example, The National High School Journal of Science, https://nhsjs.com/?mainpage. From their about: The National High ...
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I am a bit confused about the thesis i am working on. I just started my research and realized that i have no idea how to publish it

With all due respect, you are outside your depth in this situation. Your post shows you are not prepared to publish in any field because you do not have adequate mentorship or experience. Frankly, you ...
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I am a bit confused about the thesis i am working on. I just started my research and realized that i have no idea how to publish it

A thesis is normally something that you do in order to earn a certain degree (e.g. a Bachelor's, Master's, or a Ph.D. thesis). What you are describing would probably be called a (working) paper or a ...
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