Dissertation Proposal Outline

Dissertation Proposal Outline
Dissertation Proposal Outline Each outline is tailored to the topic by dissertation coordinator. However, there are common elements that every dissertation contains. The outlines of dissertation and dissertation outline are the same when it comes to three first chapters. The post provides an example of an outline. 

Remember that you can use it to show your coordinator and then receive their recommendations. 

I. Cover page 

Dissertation topic Name of the student and field (Education’s title) Identification of committee members 

II. Abstract 

This element takes up to one page of space. It describes the purposes and methodology used for achieving the goals of the research. Abstract is considered to be a general plan of the study. It is recommended to write the abstract after you completed your proposal. 

III. Background of the problem 

This section is supposed to connect the dissertation with the current educational information regarding the topic. It is recommended not to exceed the limit in 600 words. It may refer to previous studies in the area and current situation on that area. The background should clearly deliver that the paper is to enhance current knowledge about the topic area. 

IV. Problem to be investigated. 

Here you describe specific assignment provided by the topic. Also include definitions of key terms related to the study. 

V. Design of the study. 

This section explains the methods for conducting the investigation. Then you should provide definition of all questions that are to be answered by the study. Consider the following three elements in this part: data collection methods, sources of data and analysis of data. 
Sources of data 
This subsection includes information about the population which is appropriate for applying the findings of the research. 
Data collection methods 
The author examines the procedures that are used for retrieving information. 
Analysis of data 
Describe how you will proceed from obtaining data to making conclusions. In some cases this element is really brief but other cases students are supposed to explain it in full length. 

VI. Significance of the Study. 

The final element should contain two paragraphs in which the author explains how this study is significant. This way you convince your advisor and the committee by showing that your work has enhanced current knowledge about the topic area.