Dissertation Research

Register for The Three-Step Dissertation Literature Review: Source, Survey, Synthesize



Join the Center for Teaching and Learning and our Guest Presenter, Dr. Robin Throne, on Tuesday January 24th at 5:00 PM MST to learn more about the three-step dissertation process.

Dr. Robin Throne has advised successful dissertation research studies over the past decade across many disciplines. She is an educational methodologist and co-author of the School of Education's Situated Dissertation Advising Framework that is founded on Lave and Wenger's situated learning theory. Dr. Throne has developed the three-step literature review as a model that combines literature review approaches by several authors to assist NCU doctoral candidates with the development of a quality chapter two in the dissertation proposal and final dissertation manuscript.

This webinar will introduce doctoral candidates to: (a) the purpose and function of the literature review in a dissertation research study, (b) three systematic steps to follow to conduct a literature review, and (c) the use of the literature review when determining implications of the dissertation research study results. The intended outcomes of this Webinar are as follows:
·         Appreciate the purpose & function of the literature review in a dissertation research study
·         Discern three key steps to conduct a literature review for a dissertation research study
·         Grasp the use of the literature review for the study results implications

Registration:
Please register for The Three-Step Dissertation Literature Review: Source, Survey, Synthesize on Jan 24, 2017 5:00 PM MST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6116186641413576196

Northcentral University professors to present poster session at 1st annual Conference on Academic Research in Education January 2017

Throne, R.; Oddi, B.; Fore, C. J.; Akagi, C; Bloomberg, L.; Clowes, M. C.; O’Connor Duffy, J; Riggle, B.; St. Louis, L.; Shaw, M.; & Wardlow, R. (2017). The Situated Dissertation Advising Framework for Improved Doctoral Completion in a School of Education. 1st Annual Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE), Las Vegas, NV.
This poster session presents a synthesis of the experiences of one School of Education in the use of a framework for situated dissertation advising founded on Lave and Wenger’s situated learning theory that partially contributed to an exponential increase in doctoral student persistence and completion within a multi-faceted online doctoral learning community. The framework continues to be used by School of Education dissertation advisors in a new university-wide model for the doctoral student experience (both PhD and EdD) and as a lens to view ongoing assessment and qualitative evaluation of the new model from an educational and theoretical perspective.