This required course in the Doctor of Ministry degree program will prepare students to submit their final project proposal, including scope and methodology of the project; an annotated bibliography and literature review; and attention to the ethics and legality of qualitative research.
Booth, Wayne C. et al. The Craft of Research. 4th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2016. ISBN 978-0-226-23973-6. The e-book is also available by login to Iliff's library
Cameron, Helen and Catherine Duce. Researching Practice in Ministry and Mission: A Companion. London: SCM Press, 2013.
Drake, Pat with Linda Heath. Practitioner Research at Doctoral Level: Developing Coherent Research Methodologies. Routledge: New York, 2011. ISBN 978-0-415-49022-1.
Pipher, Mary. Writing to Change the World. Riverhead Books: NY, 2006. ISBN 978-1-440-67946-9.
Sensing, Tim. Qualitative Research: A Multi-Methods Approach to Projects for Doctor of Ministry Theses. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2011.
Other readings as indicated in the syllabus.
|Mar 29, 2022||Tue||Instructor Introductions and Course Overview||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 29, 2022||Tue||Assignment Week One.A: Introductions (Profile)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 03, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week One.D: Exercise 3.4 from The Craft of Research||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 03, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week One.B: Framing the Project||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 04, 2022||Mon||Assignment Week One.C: Evaluating DMin Theses||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 05, 2022||Tue||First Zoom Discussion, 5:00 - 6:00pm MDT||due by 11:00PM|
|Apr 07, 2022||Thu||Assignment Week Two.B: Key Research Questions||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 10, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week Two.A: The Craft of Writing||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 10, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week Two.C: Your Faculty Reader||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 13, 2022||Wed||Assignment Week Three.A: Provisional Research Idea to One Sentence Research Problem||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 17, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week Three.B: IRB review||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 17, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week Three.C: Develop Your Writing Schedule and Goals||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 17, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week Three.D: Methodology & Scope Exercises||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 17, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week Three.E: Learning Agreement||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 24, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week Four: Project Proposal First Draft||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 26, 2022||Tue||Second Zoom Check-In 5:00 - 6:00 pm MDT||due by 11:00PM|
|May 01, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week Five.B: Mining Texts for More Texts||due by 05:59AM|
|May 01, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week Five.C: Advance your Argument||due by 05:59AM|
|May 01, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week Five.A: Interactive Reading||due by 05:59AM|
|May 08, 2022||Sun||Annotated Bibliography||due by 05:59AM|
|May 15, 2022||Sun||Literature Review||due by 05:59AM|
|May 17, 2022||Tue||Third Zoom Check-In 5:00 - 6:00 MDT||due by 11:00PM|
|May 18, 2022||Wed||Assignment Week Eight.A: Find a Model Introduction||due by 05:59AM|
|May 21, 2022||Sat||Assignment Week Eight.B: Peer Review of Proposal Draft||due by 05:59AM|
|May 28, 2022||Sat||Rewriting Your Introduction||due by 05:59AM|
|May 29, 2022||Sun||Assignment Week Nine.A: Ethics of Community Research||due by 05:59AM|
|Jun 06, 2022||Mon||Final Outline and Proposal||due by 05:59AM|