Research Proposal Topic: Transformational Leadership during COVID-19 Pandemic

RESEARCH PROPOSAL ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Research Proposal Topic: Transformational Leadership during COVID-19 Pandemic

INSTRUCTIONS: (APA 7)

Part 3 Project Approach (Methods): Students will identify the research process, how they will collect data, how they will analyze data, and the instrumentation used. This can include selecting what Qualitative research method to use, the research target (population and sample). Through a flexible design, using qualitative methods, a concept will be discussed.  The methods sections will consist of five to eight pages using the Robson and Creswell textbooks, along with two other academic references on the methods chosen.

Students will be putting together a research proposal that utilizes a flexible design about a problem they would like to explore. Students are encouraged to choose a topic related to their doctoral program project so that the research completed will contribute to their overall applied project. Applied Research projects often are designed to answer practical questions and involve applying specific theories (Fixed Designs /Quantitative Studies) and findings to a specific real-world problem that a specific organization is experiencing.  This course focuses on the use of flexible designs utilizing Qualitative methods of Phenomenology, Narrative, Grounded Theory, Case Study and Ethnography.  While fixed designs and Quantitative methods will be reviewed, your proposal should be a flexible design using a Qualitative method of study.

The students will complete a proposal only and will not actually complete the research project in this course. Students should incorporate the Merida (2015) text in parts 1 and 2 of this paper as it relates to the chosen applied research topic. Each area of the project proposal will be discussed in further detail in class and will relate to the textbook chapters. 

Regarding the textbooks chosen, Robson and Creswell will use slightly different terminology in their writings.  Robson writes of flexible and fixed designs whereas Creswell references Qualitative and Quantitative methods. Generally speaking, flexible designs are normally aligned with Qualitative methods and fixed designs are aligned with Quantitative methods.

Textbook Readings
Merida et al.: Fast and Furious, Is There Hope for the Rebellious? Ruin and Restoration
Robson:  chapter 8 (p. 174-186), Part IV (p. 395-402), Part V (p. 403-408)
Bible Readings
2 Kings 9:1 – 20:21
Textbook PowerPoint Presentations
      Robson Chapter 8 Power Point (670 KB)
      Creswell Chapter 10 Power Point (3.884 MB)
      Robson Part IV Power Point (650 KB)

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