IRM I Plan
IRM I Plan
Part 1: Review the following resources:
Machi and McEvoy’s (2016) Introduction and Chapter 1 (pages 1-35);
Booth, Colomb, and Williams’s (2008) Section II (pages 29-101);
Concordia University Writing Guides:
Concordia University: Writing the Chapter 1 Introduction
Concordia University: Writing the Chapter 2 Literature Review
Part 2: Develop your Research Topic Components:
Develop detailed, scholarly descriptions of the following research study components that will help you define the scope of your study. These components relate directly
to sections that are needed in your Chapter 1 Introduction and Chapter 2 Literature Review. Provide as much detail and citation support from theoretical and research
literatures that you currently have at your disposal.
Research Topic (Description)
Statement of the Problem (Preliminary)
Research Questions (Preliminary)
Part 3: Use the Research Topic Components to develop the following:
Literature Search Terms / Study Concepts, Variables, and Attributes (Initial)
Literature search terms are words or ideas you will use, singly or in complex Boolean search strings, to discover resources to support the development of your
dissertation argument. Resource materials can be found by entering the terms (and Boolean combinations of terms) in the CU Library’s databases as well as outside
databases such as Google Scholar, or data repositories like the National Center for Education Statistics.
Research concepts, variables, and attributes are respectively, general ideas, operationalizable categories, and focused categorical distinctions.