LHA3003H: Designing Research Proposals in Educational Leadership and Policy

Credit Value: 

This course is designed to assist doctoral students in the development of effective research proposals. Course readings, assignments, and activities will provide students with a structured approach to problem definition, succinctly reviewing the relevant literature, articulating conceptual frameworks, identifying suitable methodological approaches for the questions to be examined, understanding the purposes of informed consent in research design, and anticipating the timelines associated with data collection, data analysis, and writing up final reports. Students will practice writing both short proposals for graduate research funding as well as longer dissertation proposals.


The course is open to advanced doctoral students in ELP (all others with permission of instructor). Students who have previously taken the special topics version of this course are prohibited from taking LHA3003H.

Graduate Department: 
Leadership, Higher and Adult Education