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Dissertation Research Seminars
MIN 8802 Dissertation Research Seminar I: Formulating the Question
Students will define a problem or thesis from within their own ministry, develop the hypothesis and how it can be assessed, and consider possible research strategies and methodologies to carry out their dissertation project. 1 credit. Open only to D.Min. students. Dr. Wilson.
MIN 8801 Dissertation Research Seminar II: Bibliographic Research and Overview of the D. Min. Dissertation
Students will learn bibliographic research methods and the principles and practices of contemporary information environments. They will learn how to find, access, retrieve, and evaluate information stored both in electronic and print formats. Students also survey the varieties of D. Min. dissertations and methodologies involved. Students will work on a team project and conduct bibliographic research on a hypothetical dissertation topic during the intensive period. 1 credit. Open only to D.Min. students. Dr. Noda.
MIN 8803 Dissertation Research Seminar III: Research Design Strategies
Students will experientially learn the general principles and flow of conducting educational research by working on team project to be completed during the 2-week intensive. In preparation for the course, students will advance their research designs by interacting with web based learning resources and by engaging the professor and fellow classmates through an online learning portal. 1 credit. Open only to D.Min. students. Dr. Phillips.
MIN 8804 Dissertation Research Seminar IV: Designing the Project ProposalStudents will build upon their work in the first three Research Seminars to reflect about models for writing Doctor of Ministry theses, to integrate their proposed ministry project within a thesis framework, and to develop a draft dissertation project proposal. 1 credit. Open only to D.Min. students. Dr. Mickler.