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During the first course of this program, you considered
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Qualitative Approaches to DBA Research  (Discussion 1)

During the first course of this program, you considered what it means to be a scholar-practitioner and also contrasted DBA programs with traditional PhD programs. As you plan for your doctoral study, keep in mind that one of your objectives should be to think and function in an action-oriented manner so that your research will be applied in practice. Consider what it means to conduct research that will affect change in everyday business practice.

Based on the reading and a detailed review of the "Research Design Considerations Flowchart" and the diagram "Preparing a Good Qualitative Study Within the Walden DBA Context" (on this week's Resources page):
Identify the three types of qualitative research most appropriate for DBA research and discuss why these three are most appropriate.
What are the disadvantages of the other two approaches to DBA research? Use citations and references.


Must follow APA 6th edition guidelines.  No plagiarism. Submit your assignment by day 2

Note:  Five types of qualitative research are: 1. Phenomenological method, 2. Ethnographic approach, 3. Case study, 4 Narrative and 5. Grounded theory.  The Narrative and Grounded theories are not to be used in DBA studies. (This information is retrieved from the Walden website)


The Doctoral Prospectus/Chair Request Form (Discussion 2)

In this Discussion, you will begin your high-level approach to completing the doctoral study by examining and understanding the Prospectus/Chair Request form and its function in the DBA doctoral study chair selection process. You will review the process by which you will complete the form during this course and submit it in Week 3 in order to find an appropriate doctoral study chair for your study.  After reviewing the DBA program FAQ sheet, and the DBA Prospectus/Chair Request form:

  • List the questions that you have about completing the Prospectus/Chair Request form.
  • What challenges do you anticipate in completing the prospectus and how will you overcome them?


Must follow APA 6th edition guidelines.  No plagiarism. Submit assignment by day 2.

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