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Introduction to Advanced Graduate Studies and Scholarship Details This course introduces students to the principal elements of research and scholarly writing. Learners explore approaches to synthesizing literature and the application of the major components of APA form and style, and learn to coordinate literature searches. Furthermore, they learn how to discern principal arguments, analyze research questions, and clearly identify the key scholarly attributes to journal articles and other sources of scholarly data. This course also introduces learners to the University’s overarching values and beliefs regarding research and the responsibility scholars have in continuing a tradition of contributing to an ever-growing body of knowledge. 3.0 None. None. American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN-13: 9781433805615. (Print text required.) Learners will be required to have this resource available throughout the program. Additional Material Textbook The Education Dissertation: A Guide for Practitioner Scholars Butin, D.W. (2010). The education dissertation: A guide for practitioner scholars. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. ISBN-13: 9781412960434. (Available as eBook.) http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/sage/2010/ the-education-dissertation_-a-guide-forpractitioner-scholars_ebook_1e.php Other Discussion Forum Philosophy Use this to guide your interactions in the Forums. Other Library Resources for Doctoral Learners Use this to assist in your research. http://lc.gcumedia.com/zwebassets/ courseMaterialPages/res811_libraryTutorial.php Other Doctoral Dispositions

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Other Doctoral Vocabulary Topics Topic 1: Becoming a Doctoral Learner Description: Objectives: 1. Evaluate personal learner strengths and areas for professional growth. 2. Assess the need to seek additional resources for personal skill development. Topic Material: Textbook 1. The Education Dissertation: A Guide for Practitioner Scholars

Duration: 7 days

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5. Doctoral Journey Self-Assessment

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Doctoral Journey Self-Assessment 40.0 As you begin your doctoral studies, a personal assessment of strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations are most appropriate. To assist in this process, you will first complete a SelfAssessment and then write a reflective paper using the results. In addition, you will discuss the results of the Self-Assessment in the Discussion Forum. Complete the Doctoral Journey SelfAssessment. Self-Assessment Paper 40.0 At the beginning of every task, people need to answer three questions. First, what do I need? Then, what do I have?

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Details Finally, what do I need to acquire? The doctoral journey is no different. This assignment will help to answer these questions.. Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment: This assignment uses a grading rubric. APA formatting is not required for this initial assignment. However, please double space your paper. Using the results of the Doctoral Journey Self-Assessment, write a paper of 250-500 words that addresses to following questions.

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Who are you as a learner and why are you here? What strengths do you bring to the doctoral journey and what are areas of growth you will need in order to be successful in the doctoral journey? What areas of research interest do you bring to the doctoral journey? (Think about the potential research topic you wrote about in the application process as well as your prior areas of interest.) Write a short description of your interests and areas you want to explore. The...
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