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PED694 Thesis

Lead Faculty: Dr. Bill Matthew

Course Description

This course is a supervised experience culminating in the completion of a thesis. The student prepares a research proposal, obtains Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, conducts the study and prepares the written thesis. This class is scheduled for 2 months, meets once a week and at the end of that time a grade of IP will be posted then the maximum length of time is 10 additional months. Grading is H, S, or U only.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define a specific research problem clearly and concisely.
  • Conduct a comprehensive literature review related to the research problem.
  • Establish a specific research design or model which will drive data collection.
  • Collect sources of data/information that address the research problem.
  • Relate the collected data/information to the research problem.
  • Specify timelines and key milestones for completion of the research.
  • Follow the guidelines for writing research papers specified by the most current version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  • Submit a thesis approved by his/her committee.