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ACRJ 8115 Writing a Quality Prospectus: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

ACRJ 8115 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources. 

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Anfara, V. A., Jr. (2008). Theoretical frameworks. In L. M. Given (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods (Vol. 2, pp. 870–874).

Barreca, G. (2012, July 16). 6 things your dissertation director wishes you knew [Blog post].

Brause, R. S. (1999a). Forming your dissertation committee. In Writing your doctoral dissertation: Invisible rules for success (pp. 48–55). New York, NY:

Brause, R. S. (1999b). Identifying your dissertation topic and your research questions. In Writing your doctoral dissertation: Invisible rules for success (pp. 37–47). New York, NY: Routledge.

Brause, R. S. (1999c). Roles and responsibilities of dissertation committees. In Writing your doctoral dissertation: Invisible rules for success (pp. 56–69). New York, NY: Routledge.

Cassuto, L. (2011, September 11). Demystifying the dissertation proposal. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Miller, R. K. (2003, April 1). Finishing the dissertation. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Ms. Mentor. (2013, September 11). A dissertation on Pussy Riot? The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Pannapacker, W. (1999, February 19). How to finish a dissertation—without the agony. The Chronicle of Higher Education

Pemberton, C. L. A. (2012). A “how-to” guide for the education thesis/dissertation process. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 48, 82–86.

Perlmutter, D. D., & Porter, L. (2005). Thinking beyond the dissertation. The Chronicle of Higher Education 52(17). 

Reis, R. M. (1999, November 19). Choosing a research topic. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Robinson, B. (2001). The dissertation…and beyond: Developing your academic career. ABNF Journal, 12(1), 17–18.

Templeton, E. E. (2010, August 20). The rule of 200 [Blog post]. The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Blog is temporary unavailable from the site use this link to access instead.

Useem, B. (1997). Choosing a dissertation topic. PS: Political Science & Politics, 30(2), 213–216.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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