thesis definiton

thesis definiton

Thesis definiton
pl. -·ses·

    1. in classical Greek poetry, the long syllable of a foot
    2. in later poetry, the short or unaccented syllable or syllables of a foot
  1. a proposition maintained or defended in argument, formerly one publicly disputed by a candidate for a degree in a medieval university
  2. a formal and lengthy research paper, esp. a work of original research written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master’s degree
  3. an unproved statement assumed as a premise
  4. in Hegelian philosophy, the initial, least adequate phase of development in dialectic

APA Style

Your thesis proposal will likely include terms that are not widely known outside of your discipline. These terms include particular theoretical constructs, formulas, operational definitions that differ from colloquial definitions, schools of thought and discipline-specific acronyms. This part of your proposal offers the reader a list of definitions of these terms.

  • How you define such terms could considerably affect how the reader understands your thesis
  • Be sure you use these terms in a consistent fashion throughout your proposal and thesis

A dissertation is a subject you chose for yourself. The first usage of the word in the English language in 1651 also gives a useful starting definition: “an extended written treatment of a subject”.
Another useful clue is found in the Latin origin of the word – dissertation comes from a Latin word ‘dissertare’ = ‘to debate’.

References:

http://thesis.extension.harvard.edu/definition-terms
http://www.rlf.org.uk/resources/what-is-a-dissertation-how-is-it-different-from-an-essay/
http://www.gu.se/english/research/doctoral_studies

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