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Research

Artifacts

 

  • Artifact 1: 750 Qualitative Research Study Manuscript

    • This document demonstrates competencies in my ability to organize and present qualitative data in a clear and effective way. 

    • A mastery level of knowledge is demonstrated in the following CACREP competencies under the research and scholarship standard: (a), (c), (d), (g), (h), (j), and (l).

    • This document was originally created for the doctoral class COUC 750 where I earned a letter grade of A.

  • Artifact 2: 810 Final Practical/Conceptual Article

    • This document demonstrates competencies in my ability to take research-based principles and articulate those principles into a conceptual article for journal publication. This conceptual article presents research on parenting style and mediation practices as it relates to adolescent technology use.

    • A mastery level of knowledge is demonstrated in the following CACREP competencies under the research and scholarship standard: (h).

    • This document was originally created for the doctoral class COUC 810 where I earned a letter grade of A.

  • Artifact 3: 850 Research paper graded  

    • This document demonstrates competencies in my ability to identify a problem area and use a research-based career theory to address the issue. This paper discusses career development in the early stages of education while understanding barriers created from one’s socioeconomic status.

    • A mastery level of knowledge is demonstrated in the following CACREP competencies under the research and scholarship standard: (g) and (h).

    • This document was originally created for the doctoral class COUC 850 where I earned a letter grade of A.

  • Artifact 4: 850 final Research paper graded  

    • This document demonstrates competencies in my ability to identify a problem area and use a research-based career theory to address the issue. This paper discusses career development in the early stages of education while understanding barriers created from one’s socioeconomic status.

    • A mastery level of knowledge is demonstrated in the following CACREP competencies under the research and scholarship standard: (g) and (h).

    • This document was originally created for the doctoral class COUC 850 where I earned a letter grade of A.

Artifact 5: 850 NCDA Conference Proposal

  • This document demonstrates competencies in the ability to construct a proposed conference presentation and apply it to present at a conference. The proposed conference topic challenges participants to become more aware of the career development needs of low SES elementary school students, including practical steps to advocate for this population in their own professional work.

  • A mastery level of knowledge is demonstrated in the following CACREP competencies under the research and scholarship standard: (i).

  • This document was originally created for the doctoral class COUC 850 where I earned a letter grade of A

Artifact 6: 730 Qualitative paper

  • This document demonstrates competencies in developing a research study by presenting current literature and proposing a potential methodology for an area of study worth researching.

  • A mastery level of knowledge is demonstrated in the following CACREP competencies under the research and scholarship standard: (a), (b), (c), (e), (f), and (g).

Artifact 7: 714 Research proposal

  • This document demonstrates competencies in my ability to identify a problem area and use a research-based career theory to address the issue. This paper discusses career development in the early stages of education while understanding barriers created from one’s socioeconomic status.

  • A mastery level of knowledge is demonstrated in the following CACREP competencies under the research and scholarship standard: (g) and (h).

  • This document was originally created for the doctoral class COUC 850 where I earned a letter grade of A.

Reflection on Research and Scholarship

 

My experience with research and scholarship has been part of a very interesting journey. I started with the research journey with many fears, and now I have a great desire and interest in research. I am grateful to faculty, Dr. Volk, for believing in me and developing me thus far.

My greatest fear at the beginning of my doctoral journey was in the area of research and scholarship. I never thought of or envisioned myself or called myself a researcher because I knew from people who had studied research that it is challenging to conduct and grasp. I felt like research and scholarship were for highly intelligent students. So I was terrified when I registered for my first research course, and my main concern was how to understand the difference between qualitative and quantitative research, the methods, concepts, and data analysis. Another area of a huge concern was how to do the research; I knew it would be very challenging.

 

The support and encouragement I received from the faculty made all the difference. Feedback from professors contributed to and raised my resilience level and gave me hope that conducting research was possible. Another factor contributing to my confidence in research was when my team and  did a presentation on sexuality, and we won third place at the Liberty University research week. The outcome was that my confidence is now relatively high to keep developing competencies, skills, and knowledge in research and scholarship. Throughout my dissertation journey, I have learned a lot and continue to grow to be competent as a researcher.

 

My growth area is understanding improving on all the concepts of research and scholarship, so I have enrolled in the Emerging Scholars Program at the University of Florida to enhance my skills and competency as a researcher. My confidence in God has been a great source of hope and encouragement. I see research as a good idea because the Bible is full of people who walked with God and wrote their experiences.

 

 

 

Luke 1:1-3 reads

Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled[a] among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus.

 

If God used Luke, the author, through research and investigation to write the good news, then I think that advancing in my research competency will help contribute to the well-being of society.

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