Appendices are helpful if the detailed description of certain material is inappropriate to the body of the text or is distracting because of the length or level of detail. Some examples of material suitable for appendices are a new computer program specifically designed for research and unavailable elsewhere, an unpublished test and its validation, a complicated mathematical proof, a list of stimulus materials (e.g. those used in psycholinguistic research), and a detailed description of a complex piece or equipment. Appendices should be included only if they help readers to understand, evaluate, or replicate the study.
Production of Thesis
The student is responsible for ensuring that the correct format is followed in all sections of the thesis.
The thesis must be 1.5 line spaced, except for the abstract, footnotes, figure and table captions and quotations, which should be single-spaced. The maximum length of the thesis varies depending on the subject matter, with the left margin 40mm and all other margins 25mm. This applies to figures and tabulations as well. Type style such as Times Roman or Arial or their equivalents should be used. Only one side of the paper is to be used.
Type Font and Size
The same font type and size must appear throughout. A standard type size of 12 points is requires for text.
A white A4 size paper of minimum 80-mg weight is suitable for the final copies of the thesis.
Introductory pages, excluding the title page, must be numbered with lower case Roman numerals. The main body of the thesis, including the text, references and appendices, must be numbered consecutively by Hindi numerals. The page number must be placed in the centre bottom of the page.
Figures, Tables, Maps, and Diskettes
Figures must have scales and symbols defined on them or in the figure legend and not in the text. Figure captions must appear on the same page below the figure, while table captions must appear above the table. Both figure and table captions must be single spaced. Maps, figures, diagrams, etc. should be inserted in the appropriate place in the text. Illustrative material which cannot be bound, diskettes or CD ROMS, should be held in a protective pocket inside the back cover. Photographs and/or maps are to be scanned or photocopied in color and included in the text. They are not to be attached using adhesive materials. Other supplementary materials, such as audio or video tapes, should be submitted in an appropriate binder.
The international copyright symbol must appear, typed at the foot of the title page.
Cover and Binding
The color of the library copy cover should be dark brown for the doctorate and dark blue for the masters thesis. The student’s name, degree and year of completion should also appear written in gold on the spine (Layout 6) in the language of the thesis. A front cover page should have a copy of the title page excluding the copyright symbol in gold type. The binding should have one protective sheet of heavier weight paper before and after the text. The student will provide two bound copies of the thesis to the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies.
APA. 2004 for more information on preparing a thesis, the student should consult the supervisor. Deanship of Postgraduate Studies suggests Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 2001. Washington DC. American Psychological Association, as a useful comprehensive guide. It can be found in the Main Library # BF 76.7 – P82.