How many times have you heard the word "alignment" in the doctoral dissertation process?

How many times have you heard the word "alignment" in the doctoral dissertation process?

It is critical for the dissertation to be aligned in order to have a solid foundation for your study, to create connections between and among all components, e.g. problem, purpose, research questions, and theory, and to ensure flow and foundational connectivity of your topic.  

I would like to ask you to participate in a discussion on this topic of alignment and/or to ask your questions that I and others might be able to help you with as you think comprehensively about writing or reviewing dissertations.  If you have time, you might enjoy reading a piece I wrote a couple of years ago now about alignment where I offer examples of how to do this with theory, problem, purpose, research questions (and hypotheses if a quantitative study).  Look for this piece under Resources in this site.  Thank you and I look forward to chatting with you.

Pat D'Urso



Patricia A. D'Urso's picture Patricia A. D'Urso | June 18, 2019 1:25 pm MST

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