Doctoral Seminar I – doc720r (2 credits)

DOC/720R is the first step in the formal development of the doctoral dissertation. You will review and clarify problem and purpose statements, create and refine research questions and hypotheses, identify sample populations, research methodologies and data gathering procedures and complete a précis that serves as a framework for the dissertation. The intended impact of the student's dissertation on society, the discipline, and practitioners will be discussed.

This graduate-level course is 1 week. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Workshop 2

  • Competency D: Describe the dissertation process and summarize the critical milestones that include Concept Review, Quality Review Methods (QRM), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Quality Review Final (QRF) and Oral Defense [Day 2]..
  • Competency E: Discuss that criteria that drive the selection of a dissertation chair and committee that are aligned with your research agenda [Day 2].
  • Competency F: Construct a written action plan with tentative deadlines for expanding your précis into a dissertation proposal [Day2].
  • Competency A: Develop a précis that identifies a gap in the extant literature and reflects a feasible, meaningful dissertation study that is aligned with your degree program [Day 2].
  • Competency B: Formulate a concise problem statement, purpose statement, research questions and if applicable, hypotheses for your dissertation study [Day 2].
  • Competency C: Explain selected research methodology and design and the ethical issues involved in conducting research with human subjects and how those issues will impact your dissertation study [Day 2].

Workshop 3

  • Competency A: Develop a précis that identifies a gap in the extant literature and reflects a feasible, meaningful dissertation study that is aligned with your degree program [Day 3].
  • Competency B: Formulate a concise problem statement, purpose statement, research questions and if applicable, hypotheses for your dissertation study [Day 3].
  • Competency C: Explain selected research methodology and design and the ethical issues involved in conducting research with human subjects and how those issues will impact your dissertation study [Day 2].
  • Competency D: Describe the dissertation process and summarize the critical milestones that include Concept Review, Quality Review Methods (QRM), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Quality Review Final (QRF) and Oral Defense [Day 3]
  • Competency E: Discuss that criteria that drive the selection of a dissertation chair and committee that are aligned with your research agenda [Day 3].
  • Competency F: Construct a written action plan with tentative deadlines for expanding your précis into a dissertation proposal [Day3].

Workshop 1

  • Competency A: Develop a précis that identifies a gap in the extant literature and reflects a feasible, meaningful dissertation study that is aligned with your degree program [Day 1].
  • Competency B: Formulate a concise problem statement, purpose statement, research questions and if applicable, hypotheses for your dissertation study [Day 1].
  • Competency C: Explain selected research methodology and design and the ethical issues involved in conducting research with human subjects and how those issues will impact your dissertation study [Day 1].
  • Competency D: Describe the dissertation process and summarize the critical milestones that include Concept Review, Quality Review Methods (QRM), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Quality Review Final (QRF) and Oral Defense [Day 1]
  • Competency E: Discuss that criteria that drive the selection of a dissertation chair and committee that are aligned with your research agenda [Day 1].
  • Competency F: Construct a written action plan with tentative deadlines for expanding your précis into a dissertation proposal [Day1].

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