Have you as a chair or committee member of doctoral learning ever wondered what research-based competencies you need in aiding your dissertation learners? Have you as a dissertation learner wanted to tell your chair and committee members what competencies you would like them to have? In order to answer these questions, I devised a study based on competencies for dissertation chairs by Schichtel (2010).
Paul and Elder (2000) claimed that answers are privileged above questions in our society - witness every textbook that contains assertion after assertion, each of which is actually the answer to a question. The answers are published, but not the questions. Asking the right questions while reading can be very helpful to learners in advanced social studies.