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Support for dissertations


Support for dissertations

I directed 50 or more dissertations in psychology and education and I am ready to provide that expertise to anyone who needs help from the initial proposal to experimental design to data analysis to interpretation and the final report.

Location: New York City and the world.
Members: 23
Latest Activity: Sep 11, 2018

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PODCAST: Becoming a Better Researcher

Becoming a better researcher ... I had a great research #methods chat with Patrick White (Leicester Uni), about…Continue

Started by Ryan Goble Sep 11, 2018.

ARTICLE: The Amazing Adventures of the Comic-Book Dissertator

Good friend and MC POPPER Nick Sousanis has been getting a lot of love in the press the last…Continue

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Help narrowing my dissertation topic (NCLB) and focus... 3 Replies

I need help! I am having a lot of difficulty in trying to shape my dissertation into something more manageable. When I seek advice from my advisor and/or professors, I always receive conflicting…Continue

Started by Amie Ralston. Last reply by Amie Ralston Apr 7, 2011.

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Comment by Ryan Goble on December 3, 2013 at 8:34am

Zhang, maybe post it up above as a Crowdsource Question so we can broadcast it?

Comment by ZHANG NING on December 3, 2013 at 3:36am

 i want to to figure out the impact technology exert on teachers' research,investigate the way english teahers doing research in digital era.i have difficuty in narrowing down the topic. i feel quite puzzled and need help.

Comment by Pam Goble on July 2, 2011 at 2:55pm
Thanks, Stephanie.  I probably should look at it/the book.
Comment by Stephanie Young on July 2, 2011 at 2:00pm
You may want to check this FB page out. I just found it - it's a page of for those who already have their doctorate or are pursuing it.
Comment by Jen B on May 17, 2011 at 5:01pm
I joined this group to indulge my 'nerdy fun' side. ") I <3 educational research. Are you working on your Dr.? Keep moving. It's totally difficult, totally important work. You can do it!
Comment by Ryan Goble on January 30, 2011 at 9:25pm

Stacey - great to see you only a day later!! Interesting topic - I would guess we can be even more helpful as you refind your research question. Dr. Zenhausern is really awesome at that stuff.

In the meantime, related to your topic - can I plug ths book that I just think it the bees knees for getting teachers hip to technology? it has all these great 2pg. overviews of new tech.

Digital Tools for Teaching
30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum

You might dig it AND find it useful for sharing.
Comment by Stacey Gonzales on January 30, 2011 at 3:10pm
I'm happy to have found this spot.  I was at a workshop yesterday where Ryan presented, and it was great.  I have 2 more semesters of coursework, then I begin.  I am taking a very basic ed. research class this semester, in order to help me with the proposal process.  I just started a technology coaching PLC at my school.  I don't know my topic but I am interested in something along the lines of teacher self-efficacy and the NETS-T standards through participation in a PLC....or something along those lines.
Comment by Stephanie Young on October 12, 2010 at 5:52pm
Thanks Dr. Z,
After I hit "add comment", I realized that it is a quantitative study :)
I have been searching through dissertations and have not found anything like it yet. As you have said, now comes the hard part - designing the questionnaire!
Comment by Robert Zenhausern on October 12, 2010 at 5:28pm
You outlined is a perfect quantitative study. I may be purely correlational but is totally quantitative especially if you compare two part of the country.
The hard part would be to design the questionnaire to cover the important material. Then, of course, getting the AP to fill it out. Suppose you got AP to respond what they did and what they expected and the Principals to say what they expected and what they got.

If it has not been done before, it seems you have it made.
Comment by Stephanie Young on October 12, 2010 at 11:19am
It can be more like an extended essay. I don't think I would have much, if any quantitative data to use.
I would hypothesize the at least 85% of APs would be responsible for different tasks that were originally assigned or expected. I would use a survey and interview to gather data at the beginning of the school year, in the middle and in the end. My sample would include suburban and urban high schools. Geographically, I am now in the south, but still connected to NYC. Would it be too advantageous to compare NE city and SE city?

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