[Recommended] Different Designs Require Different
Milestone 3: Research Method Part 2
Work with your dissertation chair to determine any specific instructions or guidance that he or she may have for you.
For this task, you will continue building your research methods chapter (Chapter 3) for your dissertation. The Dissertation Proposal Template for BUS8105 will help you address the needed items for your methods section. However, different designs require different components. Be sure to work with your dissertation chair to determine what adjustments may be needed.
You will add to the work you completed in Milestone 2: Research Methods Part 1. Make adjustments to part 1 on the basis of feedback from your dissertation chair.
Then, add part 2 of the methods chapter, including:
- Research procedures
Important Note: Dissertation writing is highly recursive. As you write material in one section, you may need to make some adjustments or additions in other sections in order to build a cohesive document. For example, your selection of instrumentation and research procedures will likely create some changes for your Chapter 1. As you wait for feedback from your dissertation chair/committee, use the time to draft some of those adjustments.
- Submit parts 1 and 2 of the methods section, including appropriate documentation to support your choices.
- Use APA style in preparing your paper and citing references.
- Post the paper to the Milestone 3 Submissions Area.
- Notify your dissertation chair (e.g., via e-mail) when you have submitted the topic paper.
Note: A successful dissertation requires self-directed behaviors. To successfully pass each dissertation course, you must successfully complete (pass) each milestone presented in the course materials. Additionally, you must complete the milestones in the order they are presented in the course. The tasks in some milestones may take you more than a week to complete. Finish each milestone before you move on to the next milestone. In your planning, also allow time for feedback from your dissertation chair/committee and revisions as part of completing each task.