Completing a Professional Practice Dissertation

Completing a Professional Practice Dissertation

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A growing number of both established and newly developed doctoral programs are focusing on the preparation of practitioners rather than career researchers. Professional doctorates such as the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctor of Education (EdD), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf or DPS), and the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) are, in fact, just a few of the professional doctorates being offered today. Professional doctorates are the fastest growing segment of doctoral education. The nature of the dissertation and the process of completing a dissertation can be quite different in a professional practice doctoral program but there are few resources for both students and faculty involved in completing and mentoring such dissertations. This book was written specifically for students and faculty involved in professional practice dissertation work. It addresses both the tasks and procedures that professional practice dissertations have in common with dissertations in qresearchq doctoral programs as well as the tasks and issues that are more common in professional practice doctoral programs. For example, negotiating entry into applied settings and securing the cooperation of practicing professionals is covered, as are alternative models for the dissertation (e.g., the qthree article dissertationq or qTADq). The book also covers tasks such as getting IRB approval for applied dissertation research conducted in the field and how to propose and carry out studies based on applied and professional models of research. This book, written by three experienced mentors of professional practice dissertation students, is the comprehensive guide for both students and faculty.A Guide for Doctoral Students and Faculty Jerry Willis, Deborah Inman, Ron Valenti ... When you are in a doctoral program, and working on your dissertation, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that your ... THE DEFENSE: PREPARATION AND PARTICPATION You have scheduled your defense for three weeks from thisanbsp;...

Title:Completing a Professional Practice Dissertation
Author:Jerry Willis, Deborah Inman, Ron Valenti
Publisher:IAP - 2010


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