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Research Proposal


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Course level: Graduate

Students will work toward completing a draft of the dissertation proposal with their dissertation Chair. While working on their proposals, students will discuss ethical issues associated with conducting research with human participants. Students will discuss, at a conceptual level, the dissertation proposal quality review and the Institutional Review Board review processes. Competency A: Evaluate human subjects’ requirements and ethical issues in conducting research with human subjects as it relates to proposed dissertation study. Competency B: Complete and pass the Collaborative Institute Training Initiative refresher research ethics education modules required by the UOPX Institutional Review Board (IRB). Competency C: Demonstrate an understanding of the UOPX dissertation proposal quality review and IRB review process. Competency D: Demonstrate significant progress on your dissertation proposal. Competency E: Refine your action plan for working with the dissertation Chair to complete and submit the dissertation proposal.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Reading Week

Reading Week

Research Methodology Chapter

Dissertation Proposal Goals

Research Ethics

Quality Review and IRB Processes

The Dissertation Proposal

Action Planning


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