2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 8115 - Writing a Quality Prospectus♦


(5 cr.) The focus of this course is specifically on the process of writing the dissertation prospectus. Students will develop a problem statement to be used in the dissertation. They will further refine the problem statement and carry out the planning and library research that will culminate in the formulation of a dissertation prospectus. The prospectus is a brief paper, typically between 6 and 10 pages in length, which helps students articulate, organize, and begin to align the key steps in the academic argument for their proposed research. Students will create a prospectus to establish the background for the problem statement; the problem statement itself; a survey of the relevant literature; and a research, implementation, and evaluation plan for the solution of the problem. The goal for the prospectus is to create a plan for developing the dissertation proposal. (Prerequisite(s): RSCH 8100, RSCH 8200, and RSCH 8300.) Note: Submission of the prospectus in this course does not satisfy the prospectus submission and approval process required as the next step in the dissertation process. Students will be working with their selected chair and committee member to continue to refine and finalize the prospectus.
♦Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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