For this assignment, you will develop a PowerPoint presentation explaining the doctoral process at NCU, the 5-chapter system, and a timeline for each that you could use to explain the process to a colleague or family member.
Length: 8-10 slides, one slide per chapter and additional slides as needed. Include speaker notes of 100-150 words, a title page, and references page.
References: Include a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed journals.
Program Outline and Milestones/Academic Goal-Setting
Once you complete your required course load, you will move on to the dissertation sequence. This sequence is designed to allow you to efficiently move through all five chapters of the dissertation. Each initial course is 12 weeks, followed by three optional 8-week supplemental courses if the course requirements are not met.
DIS-9901 is the first dissertation course that will allow you to complete chapter 1. Chapter 1 serves as an introduction to the dissertation. It covers the problem, the purpose, how the study will be performed, and provides other foundational information.
DIS-9902 is the second dissertation course, and it focuses on chapters 2 and 3. Chapter 2, the literature review, is about 40 pages that establish the problem, theory, history, and other details. This is an in-depth exploration of the topic. Chapter 3 establishes the methodology or how you will perform the study. It is a blueprint of what happens in the study. Along with chapter 1, chapters 1-3 compose the proposal.
DIS-9903 is the third dissertation course. It focuses on IRB, the ethics approval process, and data collection. Once IRB has approved the study, data collection can commence.
DIS-9904 is the final dissertation course. It takes place after all data is collected. This course covers data analysis, chapter 4, and chapter 5. Chapter 4 is the presentation of data and results. Chapter 5 is the discussion of the results, future research ideas, and reflection. Chapters 1-5 form the dissertation manuscript.
It is critical to remember that the doctoral process is a personal journey. Your program completion timeframe will not be exactly the same as every other students timeframe. As hard as you try to avoid it, there will be times when personal, professional, and family obligations interfere with your studies, possibly delaying progress in a course or a dissertation sequence. You may also need a B, C, or D additional course in the dissertation sequence. Therefore, it is important to establish an anticipated timeline for your program. This approach can serve as a strong motivator to stay on track and reduce the number of supplemental courses.
Time management can be a tricky process during doctoral studies. The time involved can be quite substantial with some phases requiring amounts of time that limit family and other personal events. It is important to make friends and family aware of this need. There will be times when you must be selfish with your time.
Be sure to review this week’s resources carefully. You are expected to apply the information from these resources when you prepare your assignments.
Assignment 3 For this assignment, you are asked to explain the difference between the DBA and the PhD. To complete this assignment, including the following:
Describe the focus of each (DBA vs. PhD).
Explain the real-world application of the DBA and PhD.
Explain why you chose the DBA over a PhD.
Discuss why you have decided to pursue a doctoral degree.
Identify a DBA and a PhD research topic.
You will need to support your assignment with the research you have found.
Length: 3-5 pages
References: Include a minimum of 4 scholarly peer-reviewed journal resources.
This week, you will write a paper explaining what scholarly writing is and why you would use a reference management system.
First, you will compare and contrast the features of Endnote, Zotero, RefWorks, and Mendeley (this can be completed in a graph or table format). Then provide an explanation as to which reference management system you choose and why?
Generate text that will require 5 in-text citations. These can be on any topic that would necessitate a citation. You will utilize a reference management software package to generate your in-text citations and reference list. You may have the citations anywhere in your document. You may also simply put five randomly cited sentences at the end if you cannot fit them within the context of the document.
Length: 3-5 pages
References: A minimum of 5 peer-reviewed journals/articles.