Discussion on this Learning Activity
300 words
Include in-text citations and peer-reviewed references in APA format
Integrate theory, research, and/or professional experience
Include specific examples and/or substantiating evidence from course readings and research
Stay on topic and address the course objectives
Provide a new thought, idea, or perspective.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills and application of Bloom’s Taxonomy [Bloom’s Taxonomy for distinctions of writing that are expected: 1. Knowledge, 2. Comprehension, 3. Applications, 4.Analysis, 5. Synthesis, 6. Evaluation]
Cite a workplace application or organizational example of what we are learning.
Add a new twist or interpretation on a reference perspective.
Use critical thinking about an idea/concept or comparison and contrast.
Question or challenge a principle/perspective with sound rationale
Demonstrate proper spelling, grammar, and scholarly tone

Wk8DQ1: What are the most important parts of the research concept paper?

W8DQ2: • How would you define or interpret alignment between research components and alignment with research processes? Why is alignment across all elements of a concept paper important?

W8DQ3: • How does a concept paper set the stage for the research proposal?

W8DQ4: What is the difference between a concept paper, a research proposal, and a research report?

W8DQ5: Why do you think the concept paper includes certain aspects of Ch. 1 of the dissertation proposal but other aspects of Ch. 1 are excluded from the concept paper?
W8DQ6: What are some of the challenges that you may continue to face with the development of the concept paper and potential research project? What alternatives or options might be used to address these challenges?

Create a reflective and applied statement describing how the week’s learning has affected your thought processes, development, and professional disposition. This statement should reflect your personal learning process–challenges, moments of discovery, life experiences, and interactions. You may also include questions for the course facilitator regarding material that may still be unclear in your reflection. Ideally, you will use these reflections throughout the course and the program to document your development as a scholar, practitioner, and leader, and to reflect critically on the changes that occur during this process.

Format any citations and references in your reflective statement consistent with APA guidelines.

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