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MODULE 2 DQ1 Assessment Description One of the first steps to justifying your dissertation topic is to identify literature relevant for justification of the problem space

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MODULE 2

DQ1

Assessment Description

One of the first steps to justifying your dissertation topic is to identify literature relevant for justification of the problem space. Based on the literature you have reviewed to date, identify 3-5 articles relevant to the justification of your proposed problem space. For each, concisely discuss how the article supports your overall potential problem space based on what has been discovered and what still needs to be understood related to your topic. Include in-text citations and APA-formatted references for each article. What did you find most challenging in identifying the relevant articles? What recommendations would you offer to your classmates to make the selection process more efficient? Explain.

 

DQ2

Assessment Description

Using the 3-5 articles identified and discussed in DQ1, synthesize an argument for the problem space of your proposed topic in 5-6 sentences. What is the overall problem? What has been discovered about the problem? What still needs to be understood (the problem space)? How will your proposed topic contribute to the problem space? Include citations and references.

 

 

MODULE 3

DQ1

Assessment Description

Identify the background of the problem for your proposed topic in 3-5 bullets (with citations) by describing how the problem has evolved historically into its current form. Include when and how the problem emerged, how the problem changed over time, and what the problem currently looks like based on recent literature. Incorporate the articles identified in in the Module 2 discussion questions.

 

DQ2

Assessment Description

Address the theoretical foundation for your proposed topic. What are the theories, models, or concepts used to conceptualize and measure your variables (quantitative) or phenomena (qualitative)? How will each be used to conceptualize your variables or phenomena? How will your study potentially contribute to your theoretical foundation?

 

 

MODULE 4

DQ1

Assessment Description

The problem statement is a single sentence used to state what is not known in the literature. Give the problem statement for your proposed topic and identify the scope of the problem. What might happen if the problem is not addressed? How will your research potentially contribute to a solution?

 

DQ2

Assessment Description

A second draft of your prospectus is due at the end of Topic 5. You should be working on revisions based on instructor feedback received for your initial submission. Using the objectives and slide requirements in the notes sections for each slide in the prospectus PowerPoint template, conduct a self-evaluation of the work you have completed on your prospectus so far. Do you believe your study components are properly aligned? Provide a brief rationale for your assessment. What additional work do you need to complete in order to meet the requirements for each slide? What questions do you have?.

 

 

MODULE 5

DQ1

Assessment Description

What methodology did you select for your proposed study? Why? Justify and defend your choice as the best option for addressing your problem statement and research questions. Discuss an alternative methodology and explain why you did not select it for your study. Use at least 2-3 peer-reviewed sources in your defense and refutation..

 

DQ2

Assessment Description

What research design did you select for your proposed study? Why? Justify and defend your choice as the best option for addressing your problem statement and research questions. Discuss an alternative design and why you did not select it for your study. Use at least 2-3 peer-reviewed sources in your defense and refutation..

 

 

MODULE 6

DQ1

Assessment Description

Synthesize the methodology, design, problem statement, target population, and geographic location to develop a one-sentence purpose statement for your proposed dissertation study. How does the purpose of your study relate to the research problem identified in the problem statement?

 

DQ2

Assessment Description

If doing a qualitative study, respond to the following prompt:

Identify the data sources for the phenomenon/a in your proposed study. How will each data source be used to answer the research questions? Identify and discuss at least one strategy you will use to establish trustworthiness of each data source. Support your justification with citations from peer-reviewed sources.

If doing a quantitative study, respond to the following prompt:

Identify the data sources or instrumentation for each of the variables in your proposed study. How will each data source or instrument in your proposed study be used to answer the research questions? Support your justification with citations from peer-reviewed sources. Discuss the reliability and validity of each data source or instrument. Also, discuss how the instrument is scored and the level (categorical, ordinal, interval, ratio) the data obtained for your variable of interest..

 

 

MODULE 7

DQ1

Assessment Description

If doing a qualitative study, respond to the following prompt:

Describe the data analysis approach you intend to use for each instrument or data source. Support your approach with citations from peer-reviewed sources.

If doing a quantitative study, respond to the following prompt:

Describe the data analysis approach you intend to use for each of the research questions/hypotheses. Support your approach with citations from peer-reviewed sources..

 

DQ2

Assessment Description

Does your proposed study lie safely within accepted ethical boundaries? How do you know? What additional information do you need to make such a determination about your study? Explain..

 

 

MODULE 8

TOPIC: Introduction To The Formal Dissertation Proposal: Chapters 2 And 3

DQ1

Assessment Description

Based on the methodology you have chosen for your dissertation study, review the feasibility checklist in the appendix of either the qualitative or quantitative dissertation template. Describe the feasibility of your potential study by addressing the following questions:

What resources are needed to conduct the study?

Do you have ready accesses to those resources?

What, if any, professional training or licensure do you have relevant to conducting the study? 

Do you have ready access to the intended participants and/or data?

What ethical concerns arise related to the target population?

How does your proposed study align with your degree program?.

 

DQ2

Assessment Description

Read and reflect on the document "What to Expect in the Dissertation Phase" located in the topic Resources. What challenges do you anticipate overcoming in the dissertation phase? How might you overcome those challenges? What questions do you have regarding the dissertation phase of your program?.

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