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Developing a Qualitative Dissertation Proposal: Guidelines and Examples
The Qualitative Report Conference
  • Steven R. Terrell, Nova Southeastern University
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Start Date
January 2016
End Date
January 2016
Developing a Qualitative Dissertation Proposal: Guidelines and Examples Despite having the academic ability to finish their degree, fewer than half of the students matriculating into a Ph.D. program ultimately graduate. This has been ascribed to three major causes – varying personal reasons, financial problems and academic issues. In particular, many students have difficulty in writing a proposal for their dissertation. Guided by his newly released text, Writing Your Dissertation Proposal: Guidelines and Examples, Dr. Steve Terrell leads workshop attendees as they learn to identify a meaningful problem area, write research questions that will guide the investigation of the problem, write a focused review of the literature and identify an effective methodology best suited to guide their efforts. Once the methodology is well-defined and operationalized, students will be well on their way to data collection, analysis and the writing of their final dissertation report.

This proposed two-hour workshop will focus solely on developing proposals for qualitative dissertations. Faculty and students in all disciplines requiring a formally written proposal will find the information relevant and useful. The presenter has over 20 years of experience working with dissertation students, and has successfully served as the chair for over 50 graduates. Workshop materials will be supplied in both hard-copy as well as via a web-link. The workshop is based on the presenter's text, which is not required for workshop attendance:

Citation Information
Steven R. Terrell. "Developing a Qualitative Dissertation Proposal: Guidelines and Examples" (2016)
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