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Dissertation Proposal Outline
Dissertation Outline
There is no standard format for the dissertation. Most universities offer comprehensive guidelines in their dissertation manuals; often however, the details are left up to the discretion of the Dissertation Committee. Most dissertations are organized into four or five chapters; however, there are many variations on these models. The dissertation proposal generally consists of the first three chapters (in a five-chapter format) or the first two chapters (in a four-chapter format). Here are generic outlines for a five-chapter quantitative and qualitative dissertation. In each case the four-chapter model incorporates the literature review into the first chapter. Quantitative Dissertation Outline

Chapter 1: Introduction
* Background of the Problem
* Statement of the Problem
* Purpose of the Study
* Theoretical Framework
* Research Hypotheses
* Importance of the Study
* Scope of the Study
* Definition of Terms
* Summary
Chapter 2: Review of the Literature
Chapter 3: Research Methods
* Research Design
* Participants
* Instrumentation
* Research Procedures and Pilot Testing
* Data Analysis
* Assumptions of the Study
* Limitations of the Study
* Summary
Chapter 4: Research Findings
Chapter 5: Conclusions, Discussion, and Suggestions for...
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