Resources for Capstone Research Projects
Use the Doctoral Committee Matching Form to submit your document and select your Committee Chairperson. Before starting the form, make sure you know who you would like for your Chair. You will be able to enter up to 3 names.
Qualitative Pragmatic Inquiry
No site/partnership agreement required. Useful for most business research studies, including those where a site or partnership agreement is difficult to obtain. Pragmatic inquiry research studies answer questions focused on an in-depth understanding, description, and explanation of the leader’s/expert’s perspective on what worked and how as it relates to the phenomenon of interest. Includes primary data collection, semistructured interviews and secondary data collection, corroborating public documents, websites, and artifacts for example. Participants may include qualified business professionals from one’s professional or social networks, social media, or referrals from qualified participants. May only interview people about low-risk aspects of their professional roles and perspectives. The researcher cannot survey individuals, conduct focus groups, conduct in-person observations, create video recordings, interview anyone outside of adult workers, or collect any other type of data.
Qualitative Pragmatic Inquiry Started Before October 30, 2023
Qualitative Pragmatic Inquiry Started On or After October 30, 2023
Qualitative Case Study
Site/partnership agreement required for each organization included in the study. Useful for business organization research studies to address questions about who, what, where, how, or why, or any combination thereof relative to the phenomenon of interest. Case studies answer questions focused on understanding or explaining. Includes primary data collection, semistructured interviews and secondary data collection, corroborating private or public documents. Participants may include qualified businesses that meet the criteria. May only conduct audio-recorded business leader interviews and secondary analyses of existing data/documents. NOT PERMITTED: to survey anyone, focus groups, conduct observations, create video recordings, interview anyone outside of business leaders, or collect any other type of data.
Qualitative Case Study Started Before October 30, 2023
Quantitative Research Project (Anonymous Survey)
Useful when you wish to gather self-reported information from participants. Also useful when there is an existing reliable and valid survey instrument available to measure the phenomenon of interest, otherwise you can design your own survey instrument. May conduct anonymous surveys of non-vulnerable adults. Are not permitted to ask for survey volunteers' names, contact info, or signatures at any time.