problem1) Practical Application
Your dissertation research must contribute to theory. Your research and theory to which it contributes may or may not have the practical benefit or application. There is no doubt, however, that there is a theory in your dissertation topic area that does have a practical application.
Referencing at least five peer-reviewed journal articles or scholarly books, published within last five years, discuss views on relationship between theory and application or practice. How can a theory guide or inform practice? What are the issues involved in translating theory into practice? Be sure to keep in mind the different conceptions of theory.
Referencing at least five peer-reviewed journal articles published within the last five years, fully describe the theory of current interest in your topic area. Theory is currently of interest if there are articles published on it in the past five years. Describe the current view of the theory, not the founder’s view or the classic view. Your answer must be no more than three pages long.
Identify at least five scholarly articles (published in the last 5 years) which address how the theory you have discussed in Part 2 has actually been applied. (Draw on your response to Part 1 in order to define what you mean by an application of a theory to an actual problem or situation.) Critically find out the appropriateness of the uses to which theory has been applied. Consider, for ex: Are the applications premised upon the accurate understanding of the theory and its scope? Do the applications “go beyond” what the theory claims? Is the reasoning linking application and theory sound?
The structure of the paper must be as follows:
• Title page
• Body (9-10 Pages,)
• Critique existing research and design a methodologically sound approach to research in the student’s academic specialization(s).