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Doctoral Practicum III—Implementation&Administration of Organizational Improvements

In this third phase of the practicum, students complete the design, implementation and evaluation of their action research project, and present their results. Topics to be covered include:

  • Organizational Improvement – implementation strategies
  • Applying concepts of organization theory
  • Analyzing Action Research
  • Dynamics and complexity of improving an organization
  • Specific problems of implementing organizational improvements.

The Qualifying Paper*

In the research course sequence of the collaborative doctoral program offered by Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the second course in the sequence is entitled “Writing for Research”. This course is designed to prepare the doctoral student to engage in scholarly inquiry and writing, and to prepare them to conduct their action research project and dissertation. Topics include refining writing style, plagiarism and copyrighting, using APA style, conducting literature reviews, the use of electronic databases, and critiquing the research of others. It is expected that students will have knowledge of and skills in the use of computer applications, research and statistics and information literacy prior to beginning this course. The primary outcome of this course is that the doctoral student has the skills and knowledge to design and write a Qualifying Paper.

The purpose of the Qualifying Paper (QP) is to determine, in part, the student's preparation, qualifications and potential to pursue original research in the form of the doctoral dissertation. The QP involves not only an evaluation of the student's ability to apply, analyze, and synthesize the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes developed in doctoral program course work, but it is also an evaluation of the student’s ability to use these competencies in a creative and scholarly manner. The QP allows judgment of the student’s ability to think judiciously and critically about the theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects of a topic related to educational leadership. There are additional competencies that contribute to the determination that the student is appropriately qualified to advance to candidacy as it pertains to the QP. These competencies and skills are further described below.

The Qualifying Paper itself is the report of a substantial review of the literature, approximately 45-60 pages (excluding front and back matter), focusing on a critical analysis of the literature on a student selected topic. The review is both descriptive and evaluative of an area of inquiry of scholarly work done in the past. The review generally identifies the topic, theme, or point to emphasize that evolved as a result of readings. Occasionally a research question is proposed to guide the review. It is not merely a summary of the literature, but a thoughtful and comprehensive analysis and synthesis that places the topic in the context of work in the field. A good review results in synthesizing the literature, formulating conclusions and recommendations, and placing the topic in an updated context of established work in the discipline.

Questions & Answers

how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, The handbook of doctoral programs: issues and challenges. OpenStax CNX. Dec 10, 2007 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10427/1.3
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