Dissertation Process

Dissertation Process

Question description

Dissertation Process – As you begin preparing for your dissertation, it is critical to have a clear understanding of the role and purpose of the Premise, Prospectus, and Proposal phases of the process. For this Assignment, you will write a brief 1-page paper analyzing the function of each of these steps in the dissertation process.


To prepare for this Dissertation Process Assignment, review the Learning Resources, focusing on the guidelines for creating the Dissertation Premise, Prospectus, and Proposal. Then, consider the relationship between these three components. How does each contribute to and facilitate the dissertation process?

To complete:

Write a 1-page paper that analyzes the relationship between the Premise, the Prospectus, and the Proposal in the dissertation process and explain why it is necessary to develop all three.

Dissertation Process Readings

·  Course Introduction (located on the course navigation menu)

·  Rudestam, K. E., & Newton, R. R. (2015). Surviving your dissertation: A comprehensive guide to content and process (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

o  Chapter 1, “The Research Process” (pp. 3–8)

·  Cassuto, L. (2011). Demystifying the dissertation proposal. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 58(4), A36.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Dissertation Process.

·  MacPhail, T. (2014). The no-fail secret to writing a dissertation. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 60(27), A41.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

·  Walden University. (n.d.-p). Welcome to the Center for Research Quality. Retrieved January 23, 2015, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter

·  Walden University. (n.d.-b). Choosing your topic: Your topic. Retrieved January 23, 2015, fromhttp://academicguides.waldenu.edu/topic

·  Walden University. (n.d.-e). Doctoral capstone writing: PhD dissertation. Retrieved January 23, 2015, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/capstone/phd

·  Walden University. (n.d.-i). Office of Student Research Administration: Ph.D. Dissertation Program. Retrieved January 23, 2015, from