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This is a Chair-guided course for PhD candidates to finalize their dissertation to make a significant contribution to the I-O psychology body of knowledge. Students, with the guidance of the Chair and committee, will prepare and submit the dissertation study for University approval and once approved, complete the formal oral defense of the dissertation. The Chair and committee members will work with the candidate to re-assess and improve readiness and skill preparation to complete and defend the dissertation. Candidates will receive continued support from the Chair and committee members to be engaged in communities of scholarship and practice. A University-approved dissertation is required to complete this class.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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    Dissertation Completion Planning

    • Competency G: Develop a plan for publishing dissertation research. [WK 1]
    • Competency H: Update plan for continuously engaging in I-O psychology scholarship. [WK 1]
    • Competency A: Develop a dissertation completion plan. [WK 1]
    • Competency B: Complete dissertation data analysis. [WK 1]
    • Competency C: Complete writing of results and conclusions chapters of dissertation. [WK 1]
    • Competency D: Finalize dissertation in preparation for committee review. [WK 1]
    • Competency E: Obtain approval for Quality Review Final. [WK 1]
    • Competency F: Complete oral defense. [WK 1]

    Engaging in Scholarship

    • Competency A: Develop a dissertation completion plan. [WK 7]
    • Competency H: Update plan for continuously engaging in I-O psychology scholarship. [WK 7]
    • Competency G: Develop a plan for publishing dissertation research. [WK 7]
    • Competency B: Complete dissertation data analysis. [WK 7]
    • Competency C: Complete writing of results and conclusions chapters of dissertation. [WK 7]
    • Competency D: Finalize dissertation in preparation for committee review. [WK 7]
    • Competency E: Obtain approval for Quality Review Final. [WK 7]
    • Competency F: Complete oral defense. [WK 7]

    Research Study Completion

    • Competency A: Develop a dissertation completion plan. [WK 6]
    • Competency B: Complete dissertation data analysis. [WK 6]
    • Competency C: Complete writing of results and conclusions chapters of dissertation. [WK 6]
    • Competency D: Finalize dissertation in preparation for committee review. [WK 6]
    • Competency E: Obtain approval for Quality Review Final. [WK 6]
    • Competency G: Develop a plan for publishing dissertation research. [WK 6]
    • Competency H: Update plan for continuously engaging in I-O psychology scholarship. [WK 6]
    • Competency F: Complete oral defense. [WK 6]

    Research and Dissertation Submission

    • Competency A: Develop a dissertation completion plan. [WK 8]
    • Competency B: Complete dissertation data analysis. [WK 8]
    • Competency C: Complete writing of results and conclusions chapters of dissertation. [WK 8]
    • Competency D: Finalize dissertation in preparation for committee review. [WK 8]
    • Competency E: Obtain approval for Quality Review Final. [WK 8]
    • Competency F: Complete oral defense. [WK 8]
    • Competency G: Develop a plan for publishing dissertation research. [WK 8]
    • Competency H: Update plan for continuously engaging in I-O psychology scholarship. [WK 8]
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