· Evaluate theoretical and conceptual frameworks related to Doctoral Study topics

Advance Application of Practice-Based Research in Health

Week 6

Theories and Conceptual Frameworks

Now that you have developed your Doctoral Study Prospectus, the next step is to begin expanding it into the Prospectus, which, in turn, will serve as the plan for developing the Proposal. The theoretical base or conceptual framework, which is the focus of this week, is an important section of the Prospectus, grounding the study by informing research questions and helping to identify research design decisions.

This week, you will determine the theoretical and/or conceptual framework that you intend to use in your study. You will also resubmit your updated Doctoral Study Prospectus document.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Evaluate theoretical and conceptual frameworks related to Doctoral Study topics

· Evaluate Doctoral Study Prospectus for clarity.

Week 6 Announcements:


Writing Center Help Reminder

Posted on: Monday, July 6, 2020 10:39:56 AM EDT

You can find Cheryl’s academic writing discussion thread here. This link will take you to a thread in the Contact the Instructor area within our classroom, so you must be logged into Blackboard for the link to work. If you are logged in and the link does not work for you, try clearing your cookies and cache (see these online instructions for Firefox and Chrome browsers), or simply navigate manually to the Contact the Instructor area, where you will see the thread.

Make sure to participate so you can get answers to your questions about APA formatting, organization, scholarly voice, the writing process, plagiarism prevention, paraphrasing, and one-on-one paper reviews with writing instructors. Cheryl’s last day with us will be Saturday, July 11, so make sure to join the discussion soon!

Posted by: Heather Alonge

Posted to: DDHA-8246-1, Practice-Based Research.2020 Summer Qtr. 06/01-08/23-PT27

Week 6

Posted on: Monday, July 6, 2020 8:30:24 AM EDT

Dear Students,

Welcome to Week 6. We are more than halfway done with the quarter. As we move forward, I want you to know that it is important that you finish this course with a viable capstone topic and premise. I will be very detailed in my feedback to you and how I grade to ensure we meet this standard.

I hope that everyone is staying safe during this time. I understand many of you are working strenuous hours while finding a new normal with work, families and school. Please reach out to me at any time if you need anything.

I wanted to share this Walden Blog post with you about staying on track during COVID-19. There are some useful tips and resources. Stay safe. Stay well. Stay hopeful.

Staying on Track During COVID-19: We're Here to Help

Posted by: Dr. Heather Alonge

Posted to: DDHA-8246-1, Practice-Based Research.2020 Summer Qtr 06/01-08/23-PT27

Writing Center Help

Posted on: Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:02:39 PM EDT

Greetings All!

This week, Cheryl Read, a Writing Center Instructor, will be joining us via the Contact the Instructor area. She is here to discuss writing, answer your questions, and introduce you to Writing Center resources. Using the thread in the Contact the Instructor area, feel free to ask about any writing topics or resources, including questions about APA formatting, organization, scholarly voice, outlining and drafting, plagiarism and paraphrasing, and one-on-one paper reviews with Writing Instructors. Cheryl will only be with us this week, so be sure to participate in the discussion while you can.

Posted by: Heather Alonge

Posted to: DDHA-8246-1,Practice-Based Research.2020 Summer Qtr 06/01-08/23-PT27

Secondary Datasets

Posted on: Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:13:34 AM EDT

Dear All,

As you begin to work on your research prospectus, you should be identifying which datasets would be most appropriate for answering your research problem. The attached document includes a list of healthcare administration datasets. Thank you.

Dr. A

9.2 Datasets 6.18.20.docx

Posted by: Heather Alonge

Posted to: DDHA-8246-1, Practice-Based Research.2020 Summer Qtr 06/01-08/23-PT27

Plagiarism Prevention Resources

Posted on: Monday, June 29, 2020 9:40:34 AM EDT

Dear Students,

As you begin to work on your assignments, your similarity index for plagiarism detection is a vital component to your overall score and success in this course. I noted some higher similarity index scores on the Week 4 assignments due to not properly paraphrasing citations. Please review the following resources from the Writing Center and utilize a writing center staff is you need assistance. Thank you.


Learning Resources

Required Readings

Creswell, J. W., Creswell, J. D. (2018). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Chapter 3, “The Use of Theory” (pp.49-73).

Casanave, C. P., & Li, Y. (2015). Novices’ struggles with conceptual and theoretical framing in writing dissertations and papers for publication dagger. Publications, 3(2), 104–119.

Walden University. (n.d.j). Office of Student Research Administration: DHA Doctoral Study. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra/DHA. Note: At this website, locate and review the Doctoral study Prospectus Rubric and Doctoral Study Prospectus Guide.

The Prospectus

The Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) / Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Doctoral

Study Prospectus Guide is a brief document that provides preliminary information about your

doctoral study research and is used in two ways:

• It serves as an agreed-upon plan for developing the proposal and is evaluated to ensure

doctoral-level work.

• Although your premise document will be used to assign your supervisory committee, the

prospectus may serve as a step to finalize the structure of your doctoral study

supervisory committee, who will work with you on completing the doctoral study.

Completing the Prospectus

The Doctoral Study Prospectus consists of several small sections, which are detailed in the

annotated outline. Your goal for the prospectus is to create a plan for developing your doctoral

study proposal. Therefore, you need to have more information for the prospectus than you did for

the Doctoral Study Premise, but you do not need to know all the specific details of the study that

you will ultimately conduct. For example, you may identify low birth weight as a covariate in a

quantitative study, but at this point you do not yet need to identify the instrument that you plan to

use to measure the covariate.

Also, because every doctoral study is unique and because this outline is general, you may be

asked to include additional information in your prospectus to help assure your supervisory

committee that you are headed in the right direction. For example, feasibility will be one

criterion for evaluating your prospectus, and if you are considering a unique sample group, your

committee may ask that you explore that aspect in more detail before moving forward.

The Doctoral Study Prospectus should follow Publication Manual of the American

Psychological Association (sixth edition) guidelines and be formatted as either a .doc, .docx, or

.rtf file. As you work on the document, you may also want to review the Litmus Test for a

Doctoral-Level Research Problem from the Doctoral Study Premise guide and materials

provided from your academic residency experience, as well as the quality indicators found in the

Doctoral Study Prospectus Rubric, which is included in this guide (see “Quality Indicators”).