I am writing an academic thesis related to a specific topic (the actual topic is irrelevant, so let's just call it XXX). The thesis basically consists of:
- pointing out a couple of problems in existing literature related to XXX,
- methodology that according to my research can be used to lessen these problems, and
- some more or less random extensions to the topics covered.
My working title for the thesis is "XXX: Pitfalls, Remedies, and Extensions". I like it in the sense that it reflects the three aspects described above – without referring to "problems" too directly.
However, what I do not like is my feeling that there are no "remedies" for "pitfalls", are there? I would assume that remedies exist for illnesses and such, whereas a pitfall you can for instance avoid, or circumvent – but how to express this in such a title?
Alternatively, replacements for the word "pitfalls" can be suggested, even though in my opinion it fits in rather nicely regarding the specific issues that the thesis happens to address. Finally, reworking the whole title can be suggested as well, of course – I've already considered just "XXX", but I feel that it is not a very good match regarding the actual contents of the thesis.
Edit: "XXX" is "Overfitting in Feature Selection".