Please answer each question with at least 250 words, citation and reference.
1.) Academic engagement through active participation in instructional activities related to the course objectives is paramount to your success in this course and future courses. Through interaction with your instructor and classmates, you will explore the course material and be provided with the best opportunity for objective and competency mastery. To begin this class, review the course objectives for each Topic, and then answer the following questions as this will help guide your instructor for course instruction.
- Which weekly objectives do you have prior knowledge of and to what extent?
- Which weekly objectives do you have no prior knowledge of?
- What course-related topics would you like to discuss with your instructor and classmates? What questions or concerns do you have about this course?
2.) The dissertation process is iterative as learners continue to evolve and develop their research. This is true of the problem space as well. Looking back on RES-831 and, if completed, RSD-851, reflect on what you learned in the class(es) regarding your problem space. Consider prior discussions, feedback received on your prospectus slides, feedback from peers, and additional readings from the literature. How has your understanding of your problem space changed? What steps have you taken to continue to develop your problem space? What recommendations you would make to your peers regarding thinking through the problem space?
3.)Building on your previous discussions and the feedback received surrounding your problem space, answer the questions below to justify the need for your study within your problem space. In a single sentence, state your proposed dissertation topic? Given this topic, do you plan to conduct a qualitative or a quantitative study? What is already known or understood about this topic? What do we need to know or better understand about this topic? Why is this topic of interest to scholars and practitioners? What are two major arguments, with citations, from the past five years that support the need for your topic to be studied?
Support your response with at least three empirical articles from the last five years.
When replying to peers, offer additional insights on how to strengthen their arguments for the needs for their proposed topics.