Capstone Research Project

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This final course may seem daunting or frustrating, but once it’s completed, the Capstone often becomes one of the most rewarding and valuable experiences in a student’s college career.

Students address their research questions using one of the seven methodologies below (mixed methodology projects also may be considered): Students plan their projects in the fall quarter, present a formal proposal (qualifying exam) in the winter quarter, and conduct research in the spring and summer quarters.

The project culminates in a written and oral presentation (comprehensive exam) at the end of the summer quarter.

These classes will be in areas such as research statistics, ethics, program theory and leadership; they will be relevant courses based on the master’s program curriculum.

This will vary from program to program and can be as few as 10 weeks to as many as two semesters depending on the requirements of the program.

Check the "Conducting research" tab for resources on creating surveys, finding tests, designing studies, etc. The "Writing & Citing" tab brings together resources for writing the paper, citing your sources, and avoiding plagiarism.

The "Presentation skills" tab will help you create effective visual aids and deliver a professional presentation.

Solutions are usually interactive, meaning they can be implemented and used.

Typically there are several goals for a capstone and they often include: Most students will have an advisor who is a faculty member in their program who will help them select a capstone that is most relevant to their career goals.


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