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Dissertation I


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Course level: Graduate

This third available dissertation proposal course provides extended time for one-on-one work between a student and his or her dissertation committee Chair. Students enroll for this course when a student has not yet received either IRB approval, Quality Review Methods approval, or Committee/Chair approval of the proposed dissertation. Students should work in conjunction with the Chair to complete any remaining requirements to achieve all approvals required to begin dissertation work. If all approvals are received during the course, it is appropriate for the candidate to begin working on the dissertation, but not until all approvals have been received .Students must repeat this course, until the dissertation proposal is approved. 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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