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works cited. You have one "as cited in" and at this point in the game you will need to find the original citation for what you want to include.
4) You ask about the possibility of including some personal information to help elaborate and fill a section -- .I want to think on this a bit and this may be driven by whether you end up with a quant or qual study. Qual you would be okay with, quant maybe not, at least in the beginning. Usually the personal anecdotal stuff doesn't play out until the discussion section.
5) If you choose the instrument design then you will need to become an expert in psychometrics as well. I, of course, love the idea. And I think the idea fits really nicely with measuring traumatic grief.
6) I like the idea of connecting loss/death with attachment theory, that is one of my interests so that would be fun.
7) Let's focus on the prospectus and get that done along with the committee formation, etc. If we tackle what is required for the course then we can grade you when it is complete -- ..we will need to trust that they have it organized in a way that will result in this thing being completed.
The prospectus outlines the proposed investigation in a paper less than 15 pages that is used to explain the candidate's research to other students, potential committee members, and the Program Chair. A copy of the prospectus must be attached to the Dissertation Committee Petition. This enables the Program Chair or the Chair's designee to make recommendations about finalizing committee members. Prospectus meetings may be scheduled between the candidate and the committee to discuss the details of the prospectus development. Students should check with their program or dissertation chair for such meeting requirements.
The prospectus begins with a cover sheet (Appendix D) and should provide enough information to help prospective committee members decide if their interests and backgrounds would be appropriate for serving on the committee. The components of this narrative should include (a) the problem to be addressed, the significance of the problem, the purpose of the proposed study; (b) an initial review of the literature related to the selected research topic, sufficient to inform the candidate of what is, and is not, known about the topic; (c) an initial set of research question(s) and hypotheses as appropriate,
(d) anticipated research methodology which includes population and sample, procedures and measures, hypotheses, level of significance, and statistical tests; (e) a short reference list of key articles, books, etc., related to the research area; (f) identification of possible databases and keywords to be used in the literature search; (g) the candidate's timeline goals for completing the four dissertation courses. Questions regarding this prospectus should be addressed to the Program Chair or the Chair's designee.
As a result of their satisfactory completion of 9001, candidates will:
1. Define a topic for a dissertation or research project that addresses an issue,
concept, problem, course of action, or question relevant to their program outcomes and/or their profession.
2. Develop a prospectus
3. Submit a prospectus for approval
4. Form a dissertation or research project committee
5. Develop the initial sections of a proposal that include: a concise statement of the issue, concept, problem, course of action, or question to be addressed; key terms and operational definitions; research questions, hypotheses, goals and objectives; and the rationale or purpose of the proposed research.
6. Research the background of the selected topic area so that findings can be
evaluated in the context of the wider body of knowledge and practice
7. Critically evaluate prior research that serves as a foundation for the proposed research
8. Conduct a review of literature and information sources related to the proposed research
9. Compile a reference list related to the proposed research
10. Complete a working draft of an introduction to the dissertation or research project
The Dissertation Organization
The organization of the dissertation is type dependent and may be divided into the following chapters or sections:
Chapter 1: Introduction - The Topic to be Studied, Definitions, Significance of the Study, Overview of the Sections of the Dissertation
Chapter 2: Review of Literature
Chapter 3: Methodology
Chapter 4: Results or Findings (may include more than one chapter)
Chapter 4 or 5: Analysis
Chapter 5 or 6: Conclusions (or instead of Analysis and Conclusions, it may be the Discussion Section)
Appendixes (e.g., Survey Instruments, Interview Guides, Consent Forms)
The Prospectus Continued
The prospectus outlines the proposed investigation (a 5-15-page paper that is used to explain the candidate's research to other students, potential committee members, and the Program Chair). A copy of the prospectus must be attached to the Dissertation
Committee Petition to allow the Program Chair to make informed decisions about assigning committee members to the project.
The candidate begins the formal prospectus with a cover sheet (Appendix C) and then should provide enough information to help prospective committee members decide if their interests and backgrounds would be appropriate for serving on the committee.
The components of this narrative should include (a) the problem to be addressed, the significance of the problem, the purpose of the proposed study; (b) an initial review of the literature related to the selected research topic, sufficient to inform the candidate of what is, and is not, known about the topic; (c) an initial set of research question(s) and hypotheses as appropriate, (d) anticipated research methodology which includes population and sample, procedures and measures, hypotheses, level of significance, and statistical tests; (e) a short reference list of key articles, books, etc., related to the research area; (f) identification of possible databases and keywords to be used in the literature search; (g) the candidate's timeline goals for completing the four dissertation blocks.
Questions regarding this prospectus should be addressed to the Program Chair.
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