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8 CRITERIA FOR INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD APPROVAL

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Mar 6, 2018 2:35:00 PM

It is the purpose of an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure the protection of human subjects who participate in research studies, and to ensure adherence to federal, state, and local regulations. One of the most common questions asked by doctoral students preparing their dissertation is, “What criteria must be met for IRB approval?”

Here are the answers:

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Scholarly Research, Doctoral Program Tips, dissertation

DISSERTATION, SUPPORT, AND WORK LOAD: 3 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR A DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Posted by Joseph Chan on Jan 23, 2018 6:37:03 PM

IMG_3393.jpgMost people who are considering a doctoral program have a long list of questions they want answered, such as the quality of faculty and the relevancy and difficulty level of the curriculum. Questions like these have clear answers that are readily available on a school’s website or through conversations with a program’s director.     

On the other hand, answers to other questions – which often are equally important – can be a bit harder to obtain. Here are three more things aspiring doctoral students should be sure to look into.

Adapting the dissertation topic
What schools do not often tell students is that dissertation topics will change - a lot. When analyzing the novelty of a study, one must keep adjusting variables and measurements to best align the study with its objective and theoretical frameworks. This is a time-consuming process and the dissertation topic one initially intends on doing will likely be changed several times to meet the needs of the dissertation requirements.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Online Learning, Study Tips, Doctoral Program Tips, New Students, dissertation

PH.D. GRADUATE DISCUSSES THE IMPACT OF HEALTHY LUNCH PROGRAMS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jan 22, 2018 2:00:00 AM

Adobe Spark-8.jpgA recent Trident doctoral graduate, seasoned professional educator Dr. Cris Ritenour presented her dissertation research and findings during the Culture of Research and Education (CORE) webinar, “Student Health: Before and After the 'Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.”

Passionate about personal health, fitness, and teaching, these three interests conveniently transected into Dr. Ritenour’s dissertation. After her presentation, we talked to her further about how she came to choose this topic and what’s next for her scholarly research.

Trident: You've researched subject matter that impacts a large percentage of the country's population. How did you come to choose this as your dissertation topic? And why are you passionate about this subject matter?

Dr. Cris Ritenour: My interest in fitness and wellness began as a young gymnast who desired to take the best possible care of her body.  This passion for exercise and nutrition then continued through adulthood and lead me to my current profession as a Health and Physical Educator.

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Topics: Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Public Health, Doctoral Degrees, Academic Publishing, dissertation