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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

3 WAYS FOR DOCTORATES TO PURSUE A CAREER OUTSIDE OF ACADEMIA

Posted by Joseph Chan on Jan 31, 2018 5:43:57 PM

Adobe Spark-11-129797-edited.jpgAs graduation day approaches, most doctoral candidates are contemplating their future career paths. While traditional academic positions may be enticing to many of these individuals, this is not the only route for doctoral holders.

Here are some effective tips for pursuing a career outside of academia with a doctorate.

Transferable Skills
Doctoral students gain a lot of transferable skills. These include the ability to work with teams of diverse individuals, demonstrating strong critical thinking and analytical skills, and advanced communication and presentation abilities. It is important to tailor and highlight the skill set most relevant to the position one is seeking. For example, familiarity with research software is also important for non-academic positions, especially with the growing corporate focus on big data.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, College of Education, Careers, Doctoral Program Tips, Student Resources

3 STUMBLING BLOCKS TO RECEIVING YOUR DOCTORAL DEGREE

Posted by Jeffery Davis on Jan 26, 2018 7:13:44 AM

Adobe Spark-9.jpgMany people dream of earning a doctoral degree, but the number of those who accomplish this is small. The path to graduation is challenging – just 4% of adults in the U.S. hold a doctoral degree.

To succeed at this level, you don’t just have to be smart, driven, and determined, you need to be ready for everything life throws at you. By avoiding these stumbling blocks, you can be among the group that is proudly called “doctor” and earn your walk across the stage at graduation.

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Topics: Study Tips, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees, Student Resources

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

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE QUALIFYING EXAM IN YOUR PH.D. PROGRAM

Posted by Joseph Chan on Jan 16, 2018 4:01:14 PM

Adobe Spark-7.jpgIn Trident’s Ph.D. in Educational Leadership program, preparing for the qualifying exam requires a great deal of planning. Passing the exam is a prerequisite for advancing into the dissertation phase. The exam itself is comprised of different concepts including research methodology and theoretical frameworks, the population in the study and variables, as well as the novelty in the study as it pertains to the research questions. Students will choose whether their study will be quantitative or qualitative in nature.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, College of Education, Study Tips, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees

PH.D. OR ED.D.: WHICH DEGREE FITS YOUR CAREER GOALS

Posted by Jeffery Davis on Nov 10, 2017 1:00:36 PM

One of the most frequently asked questions from aspiring doctoral students is, “What is the difference between a Ph.D. program and a practitioner-based doctoral program like a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)?”

Knowing the differences between these two doctoral degrees will help prospective students make the best educational decision for their career goals. If a student is interested in higher education academics or scholarly research, a Ph.D. program will likely be the right fit. Those who are interested in executive management, administration, or consulting should consider a practitioner-based program.

Here are the objectives of both types of doctoral programs in education:

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Topics: PhD Degrees, College of Education, EdD Degrees, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees

4 FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE EMPLOYEE TURNOVER

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Oct 20, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Organizations recognize that skilled employees are their most valuable asset. They spend countless dollars on recruiting the right employee to fill their needs then, a short time later, the employee leaves to seek employment elsewhere.

Dr. Gary Covella, Trident Ph.D. in Business Administration alumnus (2017), titled his dissertation “Person-Job Fit and Person-Organization Fit Influence on Turnover Intention: A Mixed Model Approach.” This research study explores correlations between employee fit and whether firms have the capability to affect an employee’s intention to leave.

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Topics: Business Adminstration, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Alumni, Academic Publishing

3 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BEGINNING A DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Posted by Joseph Chan on Oct 4, 2017 3:08:42 PM

Starting a doctoral program is not a decision to be taken lightly. One must consider his or her career goals, personal interests, time, and finances prior to committing to this kind of program. However, the learning and development opportunities of these programs are both strenuous and rewarding - providing both a sense of achievement and the opportunity to contribute new learnings and practices to a given field.

Here are three things to consider before beginning a doctoral program:

1. Always be realistic about the workload
It would be tempting to get into a doctoral program and fantasize about walking across the stage and finally being able to be called a doctor, but there’s a lot to consider before getting to that point. It is essential to be well-prepared and understand the high expectations for students. For working professionals who also wish to fit a doctoral program into their schedules, it may be best to discuss your goals and expectations with the director of your desired program. At the doctoral level, a full-time schedule is one course.

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Topics: Online Learning, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees

ACADEMIC PUBLISHING: 4 WAYS TO UNDERSTAND JOURNAL RANKINGS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jun 28, 2017 7:20:10 AM

Graduates of Trident’s Ph.D. programs are trained to become independent researchers. As students work towards the completion of their dissertation, they collaborate closely with University faculty who help to guide the development of research skills.

A goal of many graduates is not just to successfully defend their dissertation, but also to see it published in an academic journal. Research that is published in a peer-reviewed journal is a formal recognition of a scholar’s contribution to the public body of knowledge for his or her chosen field.

Not all journals are created equal. Students and alumni alike should be aware of the types of journals out there – many are quite good and can be great CV-builders, while there are some that need to be avoided.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Faculty, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Academic Publishing

THE BENEFITS OF TRIDENT'S PH.D. MENTOR PROGRAM

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jun 14, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Earning a doctorate degree is more hiking to the top of Mount Everest and less strolling through Central Park on a warm summer’s day. Students with the smarts and perseverance to reach the highest summit in academia still require a helping hand, and there is no better source of advice than someone who has previously completed this journey.

As part of their commitment to student success, Trident offers a Ph.D. Mentor program, which has been designed to help guide candidates to the completion of their doctorate. Dr. Carlos Cardillo, a professor in the College of Health and Human Services, serves as a Ph.D. Mentor.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Faculty, Doctoral Program Tips, College of Health and Human Services