Dissertation in Practice Formats: Example Guidelines
Modified Manuscript Model
Multiple Possible Products and/or Formats
DiP Award Winners
Database of Dissertations in Practice from CPED-Influenced EdD Programs
Relevant Literature & Videos
Action Research and the Educational Doctorate: New Promises and Visions
Zambo, D. & Isai, S. (2013).Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 8(1): 97-112.
Action Research as Signature Pedagogy in an Education Doctorate Program: The Reality and Hope
Zambo, D. (2010).
Preparing Ed.D. students to conduct group dissertations. Browne-Ferrigno, T., & Jensen, J. M. (2012). Innovative Higher Education, 37(5).
Conceptualizing the innovation: factors influencing doctoral candidates’ interventions in the action research dissertation. Wetzel, K. & Ewbank, A. (2013). Educational Action Research, 21(3) 392-411.
Dr. Joseph Murphy (Vanderbilt): Eliminate Dissertation in EdD programs (June 2014)
Dr. Doug Archibald (Delaware): The Problem Based Thesis (June 2014)
Archbald, D. (2008). Research versus problems solving for the Educational Leadership Doctoral Thesis: Implications for form and function. Educational Administration Quarterly (44)7. Pp 704-739
Archbald, D. (2013). The GAPPSI Method: Problem-solving, Planning, and Communicating - Concepts and Strategies for Leadership in Education. NCPEA Publications
Willis, J., Inman, D., & Valenti, R. (2010). Completing a professional practice dissertation: A guide for doctoral students and faculty. Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC
University of Southern California Capstone & Thematic Dissertation (October 2008)