What is a Thesis?
A thesis is the result of research. That is to say:
1) A Question
• Non-resolved (bibliography)
• Of interest for explained reasons
• Fundamental or applied
• Formulated in scientific terms, based on rational analysis
2) Methodical Steps
• To respond in the most efficient manner based on conceptual and material constraints
• Correctly conceived, led, and interpreted with rigor
4) Reformulation of the Question
• Back to step one, based on results (this step may occur multiple times over the length of the thesis
• Judged credible and interesting by the scientific community: in general, doctoral students are asked to publish at least once in an international peer-reviewed journal
6) Acquired Skills
• To later conduct further research
The normal length of a thesis is 3 years, which allows the “researcher-to-be” to work on this intellectual dialectic many times. In the beginning, the student will follow the advice of his/her director. He/She will quickly take more responsibility as the leader of the research project. At the end of the thesis, the student will have become an independent and operational researcher.