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Previously Taught: PhD Student Seminars – NUR 1081

July 13, 2016 | By |

The PhD Student Seminars are an important and integral aspect of the preparation of doctoral students in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science.

They provide a forum for doctoral students to gather together to discuss their individual progress through dissertation development, a venue for problem-solving and solution-sharing, along with the opportunity for scholarly critique about their proposed research. Students become part of a community of scholars in the Faculty, and improve their presentation and seminar participation skills.

In the doctoral seminar, the student worked through the process of developing the dissertation proposal with a particular focus on articulating the research problem and identifying the research question (Fall term), and preparing an outline for and beginning to write the literature review (Winter term). Topics for discussion included philosophical, theoretical, substantive, ethical, and methodological issues in planning and generating evidence through doctoral research.