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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7981

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-10-27
Campus:
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved 9/18; sent to USF SCNS Office 10/12/09; Approved by SCNS, effective 1/2010. NUMBER CHANGED from 7979 to 7981


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2150 2009-05-11
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR HSC 006201 10000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Maureen Groer x2703 fdavanzo@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 7981 Dissertation Proposal Writing

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Dissertation Proposal Writing
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Selected topics pertaining to the dissertation proposal writing process, dissertation research planning and funding, and proposal defense. PR: CI or Ph.D. GS; completion of majority of required course work.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    The course is taught at three levels, but studets can be at any of these three levels in a given smeser, making it very diffuclt to present different level objectives. Currently students take NGR 7941 Nursing Research Pro Seminar 3x for 1 credit. Providin

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course would be required and sequenced in the second year of the curriculum, replacing 2 of the 3 credits of Nursing Research Pro Seminar.

    It would only be useful for PhD student; however, students from disciplines, other than Nursing, could be eligible and would potentially find the content useful in their doctoral program.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No, although it may be offered in Fall 2009 as a selected topics section.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D prepared; experienced in mentoring PhD students and have chaired dissertations.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    At the completion of this course, the student will be able to

    1. Share individual dissertation research ideas and drafts of prospectus chapters with peers.

    2. Explore issues related to research methodology, including issues of data collection and data management.

    3. Analyze the most current research techniques pertinent to the dissertation focus.

    4. Analyze considerations, assumptions, and pitfalls of different approaches to data analysis.

    5.Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical principles underlying the Institution Review Processes for research on humans and animals and the HIPPA regulations

    6. Discuss presentation strategies for the proposal defense

    7. Describe the process of grant-writing to fund the dissertation

    8. Describe the University regulations, procedures and timetables related to completing a dissertation.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of this course, the student will be able to

    1. Share individual dissertation research ideas and drafts of prospectus chapters with peers.

    2. Explore issues related to research methodology, including issues of data collection and data management.

    3. Analyze the most current research techniques pertinent to the dissertation focus.

    4. Analyze considerations, assumptions, and pitfalls of different approaches to data analysis.

    5.Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical principles underlying the Institution Review Processes for research on humans and animals and the HIPPA regulations

    6. Discuss presentation strategies for the proposal defense

    7. Describe the process of grant-writing to fund the dissertation

    8. Describe the University regulations, procedures and timetables related to completing a dissertation.

    C. Major Topics

    Varies.

    D. Textbooks

    Creswell, J.W. (2003). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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