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Thesis

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This article is about the thesis in dialectics and academia. For the 1996 Spanish film Thesis, see Thesis (film).

A thesis (literally: 'position' from the Greek θέσις) is an intellectual proposition.


In academia, a thesis or dissertation is a document that presents the author's research and findings and is submitted in support of candidature for a degree or professional qualification.

At UK universities, the term thesis is usually more associated with a postgraduate or doctoral submission, while dissertation is the more common term for the final research piece required for an undergraduate degree.

In many US doctoral programs, the term dissertation can refer to the major part of the student's total time spent (along with 2-3 years of classes), and may take years of full-time work to complete.


In dialectics, the combination of a thesis with an antithesis produces a synthesis.

References

  • International Standard ISO 7144: Documentation — Presentation of theses and similar documents

External links

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