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In HSL 892 Dissertation Seminar students preparing their dissertation proposal enroll in this course. Students will develop a research proposal based upon a topic of the student’s choice. Students will describe a problem area, develop a rationale for a study through the literature review, develop and explore a research hypothesis, come up with appropriate research methodology and data analysis. Students will share their progress on the development of their dissertation proposal and are required to make three presentations at different stages of their proposals (research question and rationale, literature review, research design and pilot data). The course can be repeated until the research proposal is approved by the student’s dissertation committee.

Prerequisites: Open to all HSLS students who have passed their Ph.D. candidacy examination and are preparing their dissertation proposal.

Credit: 1