Under the supervision of the doctoral committee, the student discusses the following in the dissertation proposal:
Purpose of the study
Methodology and research question(s)
Theories and concepts in the literature that provide a theoretical framework for the Dissertation
The rationale for the proposed dissertation
Please note: Candidates may not begin data collection until the dissertation proposal has been completed successfully to the satisfaction of the doctoral committee, and ethical approval has been granted by the home university, and any other agencies and/or individuals involved in the proposed research.
For more information on the Dissertation Proposal, please see the Program Handbook.