The proposal should discuss what generalizations are possible from a sample of the type used.
For most investigations, it is necessary to indicate the approximate number of cases to be studied.
This section should explain exactly how the study is to be conducted.
It will be necessary to define in operational terms the specific questions to be answered.
Students will carry out a comprehensive search of the existing literature, both conventional (paper-based) and on-line, to determine the status of their topic of interest.
Assignment #2 - Analysis and evaluation of completed thesis research proposals.The hypotheses stated must be research hypotheses not null hypotheses.It is only rarely that a null hypotheses is of any interest or is germane to the research proposal.The first section of the body of the proposal should indicate the relation of this study to the developing stream of educational thinking. It may discuss the prior studies in the same area, a field situation to which the study relates, or the conceptual framework out of which the study arises.This section should make clear why the study is of value in extending educational theory, technology, or practice: i.e., the contribution to present knowledge which the proposed study will make.It is not important to list a large number of conventional assumptions, but the writer should indicate those assumptions about education, human nature, or the data used that are necessary to interpret the data and to accept the findings of the study.Studies that are quantitative in nature and include statistical analyses (e.g., parametric, non- parametric, correlational) must attach an appendix that displays an example of the variety of tables and figures the dissertation will include.This three-credit course focuses on the integration of the competencies acquired in MDDE 602, MDDE 701, and MDDE 702 with the generation of a thesis research proposal. Students that successfully complete MDDE 703 but opt out of thesis program route.The three components of this course are a comprehensive review of the literature that focuses on the individual student's topic of interest, an in-depth analysis of a completed research proposal and of a completed M. Three (3) assignments are to be completed and submitted.The specific assignment to be undertaken should be stated explicitly in this section.This involves definition of any crucial terms or concepts connected with the problem and a statement of the major problems to be investigated.