410.870.01 HBS RESEARCH AND PROPOSAL WRITING PROCESS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS I
- Melissa Davey-Rothwell
- Karen Tobin
Acquaints doctoral students with the dissertation proposal and preparation for preliminary oral examination processes. Assists students in making progress on their own proposal through refinement of writing, literature synthesis and critique, and peer review skills. Each session focuses on a specific stage of proposal development for behavioral research including developing a comprehensive conceptual framework, formulating research questions and hypotheses, choosing appropriate study design and methodologies, identifying reliable and valid measures, developing a sound data analysis plan, and ensuring compliance with Human Subjects regulations. Reviews departmental and school-wide requirements for dissertation proposals and preliminary examinations. Discusses application of dissertation proposal and examination preparation skills to professional activities such as manuscript development and conference presentations.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 1) Make progress on their dissertation proposals and understand the dissertation proposal writing process. 2) Build competencies for peer review and manuscript development that will enhance their proposal development skills. 3) Demonstrate skills for oral presentation and defense of their research in both academic and professional settings.
- Wednesday 8:30 - 10:20