Dissertation II – PSYC 988

CG • Section 16WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 06/15/2022

Course Description

In this course, students will build upon the work they completed in Dissertation I by completing their IRB application and completing data collection.

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


The purpose of this course is to receive IRB approval for the Dissertation and complete data collection under the supervision of the Dissertation Chair, with input from the Dissertation Committee Member.   

Course Assignment

Dissertation Handbook

The candidate will read and adhere to all policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Dissertation Handbook.

Course Readings and Presentations


Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussions (3)

The candidate will participate in three Discussions focused on providing a description of previous tasks, current progress, all communication and guidance from the chair, goals for the semester, and challenges the candidate is currently facing. Each thread should be between 150 - 400 words. Candidates are encouraged to interact with classmates in the Discussion to help build community and encourage one another.

Quiz: IRB and Data Collection Progress (14)

The candidate will self-report acknowledgment of weekly progress on these quizzes throughout the course. Also, these quizzes serve to show course activity and attendance; therefore, each quiz must be completed within the assigned module and should not be taken early. Also, on these quizzes, the candidate will have the opportunity to upload the most recent copy of their manuscript (or portion of their manuscript). The candidate is not required to upload anything to these progress reports, but if they would like their chair to review their manuscript (or portion of it), the candidate may upload their document to these Manuscript Development Progress quizzes. (CLOs: A, B, C, D)

Quiz: Data Collection Complete Submission

When the candidate has completed their data collection and does not intend to collect any more data, the Data Collection Complete form will be submitted.  This can be submitted at any time that the candidate has completed data collection.  It should be submitted through the weekly IRB & Data Collection Progress Quiz. Completion of data collection fulfills the requirements of this class and will allow the student to progress to PSYC 989.  (CLO: E).