Thesis Research and Writing Part 1 – DMIN 841

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 05/03/2022

Course Description

The candidate will create all the documentation needed for their DMIN thesis in preparation for submitting their IRB application under the supervision of a mentor.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

In this course, the mentor will guide the candidate toward the completion and submission of all necessary IRB documents and application, as well as the completion of Chapter 1 of their DMIN thesis. Additionally, the student will revise Chapter 2 and begin writing Chapter 3 of the thesis.

Course Assignment

Lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Quizzes (2)

After a consultation with the assigned mentor, the student will take a quiz responding to an understanding of the expectations and requirements for completing the assignments in the course and thesis writing skills. In addition, the student will take a brief quiz concerning Liberty’s IRB process and requirements. (CLO: A)

Quiz: CITI Training

The student will enroll in a 4-hour training module provided by an outside source to learn the nuances of field research and IRB requirements. At the conclusion of the training, the student will take a quiz and will provide evidence of passing for a grade. (CLO: A)

Data Collection Documents Assignment

All the necessary documentation required by IRB, including any supplemental forms, will be completed and submitted for a grade prior to IRB. (CLO: A)

IRB Documentation Assignment

All the necessary documentation required by IRB, including any supplemental forms, will be completed and submitted for a grade prior to IRB. (CLO: A,C)

Prospectus Assignments (5)

The student will complete and perfect the DMIN Thesis Prospectus:

  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3 Intervention Design
  • including a substantive bibliography. (CLO: B,C)