Research Methods for Christian Leadership V – CLED 987

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is designed to develop research proficiency necessary for the creation of the third chapter of the research prospectus. The course will include content on population and sampling procedures, instrument design and validation, data collection and analysis, and data reporting, as these concepts apply to quantitative and qualitative research. As part of this course, students will complete the comprehensive exam requirement of the program, details of which are found in the program handbook. (Formerly CLED 900)

Prerequisites

CLED 745 and CLED 770 and CLED 805 and CLED 820

Rationale

Social research focuses on people in their contexts. This course will equip the student to conduct social research by developing the third chapter of the Prospectus and assembling the first draft of the dissertation Prospectus. The chart below identifies the linkage between the research course sequence, this course, and the steps in the dissertation development process.

Seminar

Research Product

CLED 730 Research Methods for Christian Leadership I

Deconstructing a Dissertation

CLED 770 Research Methods for Christian Leadership II

Three Potential Dissertation Profiles

CLED 805 Research Methods for Christian Leadership III

Chapter One of the Prospectus

CLED 830 Research Methods for Christian Leadership IV

Chapter Two of the Prospectus

CLED 987 Research Methods for Christian Leadership V

Chapter Three of the Prospectus/Comps

CLED 988 Research Methods for Christian Leadership VI

The Prospectus and The IRB Process

CLED 989 Dissertation Research & Writing

Researching and Writing the Dissertation

CLED 990 Dissertation Defense

Dissertation Completed and Defended

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Create and submit the comprehensive exam.
  2. Comprehend the elements of the third chapter of the Prospectus and dissertation.
  3. Compose a draft of the third chapter of the Prospectus.
  4. Compile the first draft of the Prospectus including previously created chapters from CLED805 and CLED830.