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The Dissertation Proposal: Aligning the Problem, Purpose, and Research Questions

If you have finished your coursework and passed your comprehensive exams, then what stands between you and your degree is completing and defending your dissertation proposal. Completing a proposal requires you to design and align your problem statement, purpose of study, and research questions.

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Define the concept of alignment.
  • Explain why alignment matters.
  • Develop and align the problem statement.
  • Develop and align the purpose of your study.
  • Develop and align the research questions.
  • Develop your conceptual or theoretical framework.

Join Dr. Chris Deason for this webinar February 11, 2016 at:

  • 1:00 p.m. Pacific
  • 2:00 p.m.  Mountain
  • 3:00 p.m.  Central
  • 4:00  p.m. Eastern

About the Presenter

Dr. Chris Deason, a Dissertation Coach at ACW, is passionate about helping writers complete their dissertations. Since 2010 Chris has guided dissertation writers with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs. For the past 7 years, Chris has been a faculty member (Course Director) at Full Sail University in their online Instructional Design and Technology Master of Science program where he has taught various courses including Educational Design and Evaluation, Digital Media and Learning Applications, and Music and Audio for Instructional Design. Chris is a member of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education and sits on the advisory board for the online Global Education Conference (GEC) organized by Steve Hargadon and Lucy Grey. Chris peer referees for the following journals: Education Technology Research and Development (ETR&D), Journal of Educational Psychology, and the Journal of Information Technology and Application in Education (JITAE). Chris’ research interests include culturally relevant pedagogy in the digital age, and applications of digital tools for teaching. Chris’ most recent research and publications efforts have focused on culturally relevant (i.e., hip-hop pedagogy) applications of digital audio workstations in K-12 classroom environments. His recent conference presentations address leveraging Skype to promote world peace, applications of Gestalt design principles to guide curriculum development, and historical role-play for high school history teachers in Second Life. Early in his career, Chris spent 11 years as a high school Algebra and History teacher. During that time he completed an MEd and an EdD in Educational Instructional Technology at Texas Tech University.

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