In some studies, where treatment follows routine and well-known methods, this section may be brief; in other studies writers will need to explain at length how they intend to proceed from data to conclusions.
Any notable assumptions about the conduct of the study should be made clear.
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.
Inevitably, some aspects of the technique must be developed as the study proceeds, but this statement should be as definite as possible.
Three points must be considered: sources of data, data collection procedures, and data analysis and presentation procedures.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.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.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.Students will select examples of completed master's level theses, and research proposals and carry out an analysis and evaluation of their selections.The Department requires that specific attention be given to various aspects of the doctoral dissertation. Committee Members: Professor The abstract should be a one page statement of the purposes and methods of the dissertation.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.