This course emphasizes both the theoretical and applied aspects of experimental design and research methodology at the graduate level, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed designs.
Textbook1. Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination
Hart, C. (1999). Doing a literature review: Releasing the social science research imagination. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. ISBN-13: 9780761959755 (Available as e-book)
Electronic Resource1. Dissertation Milestone Guide
Review the “Dissertation Milestone Guide” in the DC Network to understand the major steps and deliverables you need to complete in this class and subsequent dissertation classes in order to complete your dissertation, receive all necessary approvals, and ultimately publish your dissertation in ProQuest.
https://dc.gcu.edu/dissertation/dissertation-journey 2. Dissertation Proposal Template
Use the most current version of the proposal template available to produce each draft of your dissertation proposal.
https://dc.gcu.edu/dissertation/dissertation-templates 3. Interactive Doctoral Glossary
Additional Material1. Discussion Forum Philosophy
Review “Discussion Forum Philosophy” and use it to guide the completion of your participation in the Main Forum.
PSY825.R.DiscussionForumPhilosophy_Student.docx 2. Library Resources for Doctoral Learners
If you have not done so already, view the “Library Resources for Doctoral Learners” tutorial.
http://lc.gcumedia.com/zwebassets/courseMaterialPages/res811_libraryTutorial.php 3. DC Network
Use the DC to:
• Locate dissertation forms and templates.
• Review exemplar research proposals and dissertations.
• Discuss dissertation topics and resources.
• Connect to the scholarly community.
Duration: 7 daysTopic 1: The Literature Review: Structure and Components
Duration: 7 daysTopic 2: The Literature Review: Criteria and Relationships
Duration: 7 daysTopic 3: Methodology: Structure and Components
Duration: 7 daysTopic 4: Methodology: Criteria and Relationships
Duration: 7 daysTopic 5: Chapter 1: Structure and Components
Duration: 7 daysTopic 6: Chapter 1: Criteria and Relationships
Duration: 7 daysTopic 7: Revising the Proposal
Duration: 7 daysTopic 8: Completing the Proposal: The Iterative Process
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