Doctoral Project I
This course prepares the doctoral candidate for the development of a final project. It is the first of five courses to accomplish the final project. A review of research design, modes of inquiry, techniques of analysis, the social and ethical context of research, and the uses of research is undertaken. The focus of study is on the delineation of a problem in the field of psychology and a plan for conducting research that will lead to its resolution. Emphasis is on developing the background of the problem, statement of the problem, purpose, and significance of the study in respect to the proposed problem. The doctoral project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field of Psychology and provides an opportunity for doctoral candidates to integrate and apply theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
CHAPTER ONE OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY
Background of the Problem
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Significance of the Study
Limitations and Delimitations
Definitions and Key Terms
CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW
Provide Heading for First Theme
Discussion for Section
CHAPTER THREE METHODOLOGY
CHAPTER FOUR RESULTS
Results Research Question One
Results Research Question Two
Results Research Question Three
CHAPTER FIVE DISCUSSION OF THE FINDINGS
Discussion of Findings
Implications for Professional Practice
Recommendations for Research
APPENDIX A (if any and then list others below this one)
- Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with diverse Learners and Mentors
- Analyze various research methodologies
- Identify a specific problem or an area for analysis and/or intervention
- Formulate research questions and identify an applicable theory
- Identify and establish key words regarding criteria or variables
- Support research questions by assessing the literature
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct research
- Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
- Demonstrate ethical behavior in the use of technology
- In a diffferent document:
Create a List of Key Terms and Definitions: All pertinent definitions and key terms within the scope of the study need to be operationalized. All definitions and key terms must be sourced.
Provide a listing of Definitions relevant to your study. Just a reminder that websites are not a source. Definitions should come from credible sources. Words that are included are those that are specific to the field of study that are not used in a common manner. These words would not be found in general dictionaries or encyclopedias. The definitions here do not take the place of defining the words when they are first used.
Please refer to the Doctoral Project Manual, template, and video for additional information on Chapter One.
Submit paper presenting a list of key terms and definitions. Paper should be 1 or more pages in length depending on topic.