Questions week8

Questions week8

In RES-815 you selected five empirical articles to begin working on your proposed dissertation topic. In RES-820, you will refine that work to further develop your topic using the Dissertation Development template.

For this assignment you will select 10 new empirical articles on your proposed dissertation topic to annotate. You will then answer questions about the components of your proposed study. Note that while the questions are similar, the template is different than the one you completed in RES-815. For this assignment, your answers should demonstrate the growth and development of your project. 

General Requirements:
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Locate the "Dissertation Development Template" in the Topic Resources.
  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for specific guidelines related to doctoral level writing. The Manual contains essential information on manuscript structure and content, clear and concise writing, and academic grammar and usage.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.


Use the Dissertation Development Template to annotate 10 new empirical articles for your proposed dissertation topic. Each article selection must be published within the last 5 years.

Complete the reflection section that follows the annotated bibliography in the template to do the following:

  1. State how the potential topic aligns with your program of study and emphasis.
  2. Justify the feasibility of the intended study.
  3. Write a problem statement for your proposed study using the guidelines in the template.
  4. Briefly defend the need for the proposed study.
  5. Propose a conceptual/theoretical framework for the intended study.
  6. Reflect on the significance of the proposed study.
  7. Defend your selection of articles and annotations.