Applied Research Concepts & Methodology – EDUC 880

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Review of the doctoral candidates' proposed capstone project concepts and methodology under the supervision of a consultant.

Prerequisites

EDUC 750 and EDUC 816 and EDUC 850

Rationale

The doctoral candidate will complete his or her capstone prospectus with a specific focus on alignment among his or her research problem, question(s), design, and analysis. The final outcome of the course is a capstone prospectus ready to be developed into a full capstone proposal under the guidance of the candidate’s faculty mentor.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Produce a completed capstone research prospectus.
  2. Complete IRB Certification for Liberty University.
  3. Align the principles of the ethical treatment of participants with Biblical principles related to human relationships.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of academic plagiairism.
  5. Describe their growth as a scholar and examine their relative preparedness to complete the capstone project.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 350–400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge as well as integration of biblical principles. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150–200 words. (MLO: C, E)

1. Section One (1.0)

The candidate will submit a well-developed draft of Section One (1.0) of his/her prospectus, including all front matter found in the applied template. The candidate will submit a minimum of 18 full pages of well-developed material for the Related Literature portion, including the Narrative Review (15 pages) and the Theoretical Review (3 pages).The candidate will continue to revise and improve upon every section of his/her prospectus and incorporate new sources. (MLO: A)

2. Section Two (2.0)

The candidate will submit a well-developed draft of Section Two (2.0), aligned with the applied template. The draft will be a minimum of 5 full pages. The candidate will revise and improve upon every section of his/her prospectus and incorporate new sources. (MLO: A)

3. Final Submission

The candidate will submit a fully developed prospectus aligned with the Capstone Handbook, especially the applied template. The final prospectus must be at least 30 pages (excluding front matter and references) and address all instructor feedback on the previous section submissions. The candidate will revise and improve upon every section of his/her prospectus and incorporate new sources. (MLO: A)

The candidate will complete training modules via the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Program. Upon completion of all modules, the candidate will receive a certificate to upload to the IRB Library as well as to Blackboard for a grade. (MLO: B)

The quiz will cover the LU Academic Honesty Policy and the APA Manual’s plagiarism policy. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 4 questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. (MLO: D)