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Webinar (May 16, 2019): Finding and Focusing Your Dissertation Topic: Setting Out on Your Dissertation Journey

2019-05-16 @ 16:00 - 17:00

The dissertation process is a long journey with many twists and turns. Before you set out, you must decide on the topic that will determine both your path and your final destination. This webinar will help you decide if your topic has a “heart.”Finding a topic that you are passionate about will sustain you as you traverse the various obstacles that lie ahead on your dissertation journey. In this webinar, you will see a demonstration of how one dissertator focused her topic and identified a gap in the literature.



This webinar, specifically designed for people in professional programs and in the social sciences, will help you begin to:

  • Take an inventory of your vision in preparation for your dissertation journey.
  • Choose a preliminary research focus.
  • Evaluate the “goodness” of your topic.
  • Narrow your research topic.

Join Dr. Chris Deason for this webinar May 16, 2019 at:

  • 1 p.m. Pacific
  • 2 p.m. Mountain
  • 3 p.m. Central
  • 4  p.m. Eastern

About the Presenter

Dr. Chris Deason, a Dissertation Coachat ACW, is passionate about helping writers complete their dissertations. Since 2010 Chris has guided dissertation writers with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs. For the past 7 years, Chris has been a faculty member (Course Director) at Full Sail University in their online Instructional Design and Technology Master of Science program where he has taught various courses including Educational Design and Evaluation, Digital Media and Learning Applications, and Music and Audio for Instructional Design. Chris is a member of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education and sits on the advisory board for the online Global Education Conference (GEC) organized by Steve Hargadon and Lucy Grey. Chris peer referees for the following journals: Education Technology Research and Development (ETR&D), Journal of Educational Psychology, and the Journal of Information Technology and Application in Education (JITAE). Chris’ research interests include culturally relevant pedagogy in the digital age, and applications of digital tools for teaching. Chris’ most recent research and publications efforts have focused on culturally relevant (i.e., hip-hop pedagogy) applications of digital audio workstations in K-12 classroom environments. His recent conference presentations address leveraging Skype to promote world peace, applications of Gestalt design principles to guide curriculum development, and historical role-play for high school history teachers in Second Life. Early in his career, Chris spent 11 years as a high school Algebra and History teacher. During that time he completed an MEd and an EdD in Educational Instructional Technology at Texas Tech University.


16:00 - 17:00