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(thē'sis, -sēz),
1. Any theory or hypothesis advanced as a basis for discussion.
2. A proposition submitted by the candidate for a doctoral degree in some universities, which must be sustained by argument against any objections offered.
3. An essay on a medical topic prepared by the graduating student.
[G. a placing, a position, thesis]
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During the timeframe for this study, the majority of honors students completed theses in in the natural sciences or in disciplines where seminars were developed.
The individual winners have contributed to advancing the cutting edge of science through their work, and the scientific rigor and creativity they have demonstrated through their theses makes me confident that they will continue learning to change the world, said Dr.
58 million scientific theses published on international publications have come from Chinese scientific and technical personnel, and these works have been cited 12.
Practically, a copy of each submitted theses is deposited in the institutions university library, being the centre for learning and research in every academic institution.
We also analyzed the synergies between production of undergraduate theses and peer-reviewed publications.
Methodology: In this cross-sectional study all Theses and doctorate Dissertations by postgraduates of Tehran University of Medical Sciences between 2001 and 2009 were taken to account.
Among these factors may include the students' time or availability to carry on the research process, considering the fact that many of them are workers; the students' writing skill, which is a requisite skill for research; the students' strong motivation to pursue the research work, which has with it a number of challenges that will bring to test the students' resolve; the students' grasp of the research problem and the research processes, a lack of which may confuse and soon frustrate the students leading them to give up writing; and the quality of assistance provided by a thesis adviser to a thesis advisee, which puts the whole research process in a perspective.
In case university students at higher levels of education obtain laboratorial result or promising technology in this field of study, Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council supports the commercialization of the theses in form of technology sale, technology registration, or the formation of nanotechnology knowledge-based companies.
As undergraduate honors theses have become more commonplace and as online access to research has become virtually universal, honors programs do a disservice to their students, faculty, and the public if they do not provide access to the original scholarship produced by undergraduates.
They provide the background for the research described in the theses and create a context within which the writer's study is situated.
The study of doctoral theses is extremely valuable, since they are one of the best reflections of research areas, trends and capabilities in university settings.
The fine arts students highlighted the social and environmental issues in their theses using the means of graphic designing, painting, sculpturing and textile techniques.