Delivery mode: Online course using Moodle
Prerequisites: MDDE 702
Instructor: Cynthia Blodgett-Griffin
This three-credit course focuses on the integration of the competencies acquired in MDDE 602, MDDE 701, and MDDE 702 with the generation of a thesis research proposal. The three components of this course are a comprehensive review of the literature that focuses on the individual student's topic of interest, an in-depth analysis of a completed research proposal and of a completed M.Ed. thesis (both by graduated M.Ed. thesis students) and the generation of a research proposal.
Students that successfully complete MDDE 703 but opt out of thesis program route.
The goals of MDDE 703 are to provide those M.Ed. program students who are considering or who have decided to pursue the thesis program route with the following:
MDDE 703 consists of four modules that focus on the following topics:
Module 1 - Program route selection
Module 2 - Research framework
Module 3 - Analysis of thesis research proposals
Module 4 - Research proposals
Three (3) assignments are to be completed and submitted. They comprise a substantive part of the course activities and are described in detail in the Assignment Manual. All assignments are graded as pass/fail and the final course grade is also pass/fail. A brief description of each assignment is given below:
Assignment #1 - Conventional and on-line literature search
Students will carry out a comprehensive search of the existing literature, both conventional (paper-based) and on-line, to determine the status of their topic of interest.
Assignment #2 - Analysis and evaluation of completed thesis research proposals
Students will select examples of completed master's level theses, and research proposals and carry out an analysis and evaluation of their selections.
Assignment #3 - Research proposal production
Students will produce a research proposal, a well-researched, tentative plan for further investigation of their topic of interest.
Note: Changes to assignments may be made from time to time by individual instructors.
Early access to the Moodle Learning Management System, begins a few days before the official start date of the course. At that time you will have limited access to the course. On the Official Start Date of the course, the instructor will be available and the discussion forums will become active.
Last updated by MM October 12, 2016