Doctoral project 1- clinical psychology

Doctoral Project I 

This course prepares the doctoral candidate for the development of a final project. It is the first of five courses to accomplish the final project. A review of research design, modes of inquiry, techniques of analysis, the social and ethical context of research, and the uses of research is undertaken. The focus of study is on the delineation of a problem in the field of psychology and a plan for conducting research that will lead to its resolution. Emphasis is on developing the background of the problem, statement of the problem, purpose, and significance of the study in respect to the proposed problem. The doctoral project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field of Psychology and provides an opportunity for doctoral candidates to integrate and apply theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. 

  

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ABSTRACT

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

CHAPTER ONE OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY

Background of the Problem

Statement of the Problem

Purpose of the Study

Theoretical Framework

Significance of the Study

Limitations and Delimitations

Definitions and Key Terms

Organization

CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW

Provide Heading for First Theme

Subheading-Level Two

Subheading-Level Three

Subheading-Level Two

Subheading-Level Two

Discussion for Section

Theoretical Framework

Summary

CHAPTER THREE METHODOLOGY

Research Method

Participants

Instruments

Data Collection

Data Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR RESULTS

Participants

Results Research Question One

Results Research Question Two

Results Research Question Three

Summary

CHAPTER FIVE DISCUSSION OF THE FINDINGS

Discussion of Findings

Implications for Professional Practice

Recommendations for Research

Conclusion

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A (if any and then list others below this one)

  

Learning Outcomes:
Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with diverse Learners and Mentors Analyze various research methodologies  Identify a specific problem or an area for analysis and/or intervention  Formulate research questions and identify an applicable theory Identify and establish key words regarding criteria or variables Support research questions by assessing the literature  Demonstrate the ability to conduct research Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively Demonstrate ethical behavior in the use of technology
In a diffferent document: 

Create a List of Key Terms and Definitions:   All pertinent definitions and key terms within the scope of the study  need to be operationalized. All definitions and key terms must be  sourced.
 

Provide a listing of Definitions relevant to your study. Just a reminder  that websites are not a source. Definitions should come from credible  sources. Words that are included are those that are specific to the  field of study that are not used in a common manner. These words would  not be found in general dictionaries or encyclopedias. The definitions  here do not take the place of defining the words when they are first  used. 

Please refer to the Doctoral Project Manual, template, and video for additional information on Chapter One.

Submit paper presenting a list of key terms and definitions. Paper should be 1 or more pages in length depending on topic.