Eventually, the University will require you to make a formal proposal for your research. The first part of your Doctoral Study Proposal is the Prospectus. Your Assignment this week will contribute to your submission of a Draft Doctoral Study Prospectus in Week 7. Specifically, this week will focus on drafting a quantitative study prospectus and submitting it to your Instructor. For this Assignment, you will also begin to use the Doctoral Study Template, which you will use throughout the rest of this program as you continue to develop your final Doctoral Study project.
To prepare for this Assignment, review pages 13–16 in the DBA Doctoral Study Prospectus Guide, as well as Sections 1.4, 1.6, and 1.7 of the Doctoral Study Rubric and Research Handbook for details on requirements for a Problem Statement, Purpose Statement, Nature of the Study, Research Question(s), and Hypotheses for a quantitative study. You should also review Appendix B, “Quantitative Primer” in the Doctoral Study Rubric and Research Handbook for comprehensive details on ensuring accurate quantitative research design.
By Day 7
Submit a draft quantitative Doctoral Study Prospectus that includes the following:
- Problem Statement (not to exceed 150 words)
- Purpose Statement (not to exceed 200 words)
- Nature of the Study (not to exceed 1 page)
- Research Question(s) and Hypotheses (20 words max per item)
- Theoretical Framework (not to exceed 1 page)
- References page
Please refer to the DBA Doctoral Study Prospectus Guide and the Doctoral Study Rubric and Research Handbook for more specific information about the length/requirements for each component in the Doctoral Study Prospectus.
Note: Be sure to use the Doctoral Study Template, found in this week’s Required Readings, and complete the Problem Statement, Purpose Statement, Nature of the Study, Research Question(s) and Hypotheses, Theoretical Framework, and References sections. Also, refer to the Week 5 Assignment Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work.