EDUC 792 - Dissertation II
This advanced-level course leads students into a qualitative or quantitative framework of research and assists in the completion of the literature review (chapter 2) and methods and methodology (Chapter 3) for students’ dissertation topics. Specifically, this dissertation research-based seminar builds upon students’ academic writing skills and critical thinking skills required for educational research, including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of existing scholarly literature. Throughout the course, students will explore the research and writing process, with an emphasis on conducting a systematic literature review. It is anticipated that this course will advance the student’s development as a scholar-practitioner through the assessment of researchable questions in K-12 education and/or higher education settings resulting in a dissertation proposal.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will have completed an Ed.D. dissertation proposal of their introduction (Chapter 1), literature review (Chapter 2), and methods and methodology (Chapter 3). The student will go before the Graduate Education Committee (GEC) for Admission to Candidacy. This course serves as a final assessment of student readiness to complete the Ed.D. degree in professional practice. The faculty instructor will decide at the end of the course if oral or written comprehensive examinations are required at Lee University.
Credit Hours: 3
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