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Dissertation I


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Course level: Graduate

This is the second one-on-one chair-guided course for a doctoral student working to complete a dissertation proposal. Students enroll for this course when any of three approvals have not been received, Committee/Chair approval, Quality Review Methods approval, or Institutional Review Board IRB approval of ethical treatment within the proposed study. The student/chair relationship and the student earning approval of the dissertation proposal from all three groups is the catalyst for the course. Quality Review of the research method and IRB approval must be received to progress to DOC/737. Competency A: Develop a learning contract for completing the dissertation proposal. Competency B: Synthesize the influences of historical developments and trends on practices and policies in the relevant field of study. Competency C: Characterize a leadership problem situated in the historical developments and current trends in the field of study. Competency D: Propose a method for obtaining greater knowledge about an identified problem. Competency E: Create a dissertation proposal with a cohesive statement of purpose and process in researching and writing the dissertation. Competency F: Submit a dissertation proposal for Quality Review of the research method approval. Competency G: Complete the Institutional Review Board approvals for beginning data collection.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Proposal Contract and Proposal Writing

Proposal Writing

Proposal Writing

Proposal Writing

Proposal Writing

Proposal Writing

Proposal Writing

Proposal Writing


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