Lead Faculty: Dr. Bill Matthew, PhD, BCBA-D, NCSP
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.
- 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.