6 Credit Hours
This course is designed to facilitate the development of the preliminary elements of a research dissertation. The course focuses on the initial dissertation chapters and includes elements such as the identification of a leadership problem, the delineation of the purpose of the research in light of that problem, the explanation of the significance of the research, the selection of the research question or questions, the limitations and delimitations of the research, the selection and explanation of the research method, the preliminary examination of literature related to the topic, and the introduction of other related subjects pertaining to the presentation of the research topic.