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EDPD 8055 Week 9 Discussion: Week 9 Discussion

Dissertation search

For this discussion, you need to search for dissertations that utilizes one of the change methodologies from this week’s reading and then discuss the following:

  • Abstract
  • Problem Statement
  • Design Methodology: How was data collected? Was it effective?
  • How did the researcher approach the study? What methodologies did they use? What would you have done differently?

The Week 9 instructions suggest searching Scholarworks, however, you can also search in the Dissertation database in ProQuest.

Finding dissertations and project studies

Follow these steps to find dissertations and project studies in the Library:

  1. On the Library homepage click on the blue Dissertations button. Library home page arrow pointing to dissertations
  2. In the Walden Dissertations box, click the Dissertations & Theses @ Walden University link. You may be prompted to log in with your myWalden Portal user name and password.
  3. You should now be on the Advanced Search page with two rows of search boxes. If you only have one search box on your screen, click on the Advanced Search link above the search box.
  4. Set up your search:

In the first search box, type:

"Project Study"

Note: Including the quotation marks tells the database to search for these words as a phrase and not as individual words.

To the right of that, click on the Anywhere drop-down menu and change it to:

Document text — FT

In the ‚ÄčSecond search box, type:


To the right of that, click on the Anywhere drop-down menu and change it to:

Degree — DG 

Search in Waledn dissertations for "project study" & Ed.D. with arrows pointing at index list drop down arrow

  1. Click on the Search button.

To Verify that a dissertation is an Ed.D. project study, look at the title page of the document where the degree information is listed.


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