|An Integrated Approach to the Dissertation Process
Unlike many programs where learners are expected to complete a core set of specializations prior to beginning their dissertation, at GCU learners begin the dissertation process from the beginning of their program of study. In the very first course of the program, learners are introduced to the doctoral dispositions with emphasis on understanding expectations for scholarly work and the dissertation process.
In subsequent research courses and residencies, milestones are established to allow learners to progressively build the skills and understanding necessary to critically analyze and synthesize research literature, identify a researchable topic, develop a theoretical and methodological framework, conduct the research study, analyze and write the results and finally defend the dissertation.
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