Dissertation Planning - George Mason University
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What follows the completion of my normal course work?
Immediately following the completion of students' core and specialization courses, students will take a Doctoral Capstone Seminar, as well as, Dissertation Planning I and Dissertation Planning II.
Doctoral Capstone and Dissertation Planning
What is included in Dissertation Planning II?
In this course, students will continue refining their Letter of Intent begun in Dissertation Panning I. Under the supervision of the instructor, students will complete drafts of the entire Letter of Intent (LOI), which includes the refined problem and purpose statements, possible research questions, the importance of the study, and proposed methodology the students are considering to address their research problem. The LOI will also include a brief discussion of how the results will address a knowledge gap and make an original contribution to the literature and professional practice. Students will solicit faculty to serve as chair and committee members, using the draft of their LOI. Students work individually to create an annotated outline of Chapters 1 and 2 of their dissertation proposal. Students will exchange discussions about their research concepts and proposed approaches to their research methodology with other students proposing similar methods (qualitative, quantitative, mixed, etc.). Students will create an outline for Chapter 3. Students will also create a tentative dissertation completion plan for review by their instructor.