Thesis Option E — Original Research Thesis
- Identify a research topic/questions and hypotheses/propositions.
- Provide a literature review of research specific to the research questions and hypotheses/propositions.
- Provide a methodology literature review justifying your research design and methodology requirements for data collection and analysis.
- Provide a research design with COPHS approval.
- Conduct research.
- Analyze research results.
- Discuss results, draw conclusions, state limitations.
- This option must be submitted as a written document with an informal oral review panel by your thesis advisor and second reader with a complete bibliography and written abstract.
A typical thesis contains the following sections:
- Introduction (3-5 pages).
- Purpose of the Study.
- Statement of the Problem.
- Research Questions and propositions.
- Significance of the Study.
- Methodology (7-10 pages).
- Research Design Methodology and Literature Review.
- Data collection methodology and Literature Review.
- Data analysis methodology.
- Review of the Research Content Literature (20 plus pages).
- Covering all relevant sections of literature re: research questions and propositions.
- Also occurs throughout thesis as needed.
- Data Collection & Results presentation (7 plus pages).
- Discussion of Results (12-15 pages).
- As they relate to your original research questions and propositions.
- As they relate to the existing literature.
- Conclusions (3-5 pages).
- What does this all mean?
- Limitations of the Study.
- Limitations of methodology in general.
- Limitations of this particular study.
- Recommendations for future research.
- Use the APA style throughout.
- Appendix A....N
- Contains any and all supporting documentation such as:
- Cover letters and survey instruments.
- Aggregate raw survey results.
- Archival data / historical documents.
Items Required for Thesis Option E
|Thesis Adviser and Second Reader
|Literature Review (25-45 References)
|Methodology Review (5-10 References)
|Written Document with Oral Review with Faculty Panel
|Oral Presentation with Abstract and Annotated Bibliography
|COPHS Approval (Any use of human subjects for data collection)
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