first draft premise

Application: First Draft of Premise

You may feel that your plans are too tentative to draft a Premise. The reason for assigning a draft in Week 2 and a revision in Week 3, is that you are to start identifying and nominating a Dissertation committee. In Week 5, you will discuss the problem statement, purpose, and research questions in greater depth.

Using the Dissertation Premise Guide, draft your Premise. “The Litmus Test” section of the Dissertation Premise Guide outlines the hallmarks of the doctoral research problem and is used to assess the thoroughness and quality of the Premise. The four doctoral hallmarks determine whether the research problem is justified, grounded in the literature, original, and amenable to scientific study.

During the process of developing your annotated bibliography in this week’s Assignment 1, you most likely will be selecting and refining your research topic, and identifying the research problem. The other section of your Premise that must be included in this draft is the methodological approach, or “approach for the study” in the Premise outline. You will not be able to focus your methodological approach until you have identified your research questions.  Your methodological approach will be discussed further in Weeks 7 and 8. What you can do at this point for the Premise, however, is to select a tentative methodological approach that seems most logical.

To prepare for this Assignment, review Litmus Test, Research Planning and Writing, Research Resources and Tutorials from the Center for Research Quality, Walden University. Also review Dissertation resources in this week’s Learning Resources.

You will not be graded in Week 2 on the first draft of your Premise. You will have an opportunity to revise these components before you submit your final Premise for a grade in Week 3 Assignment 2.

Support your Application Assignments with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

Submit your Assignment by Day 7.

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