2017 Social Sciences Dissertation Proposal Boot Camp Application Form
Please fill out this form by no later than Monday, June 19th, 2016.
Basic Information
Name (first and last)
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Email address:
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UCLA student ID number
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Department
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Degree objective (e.g., PhD, MA, etc.):
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Is this a proposal for a doctoral dissertation or a master's thesis?
Are you advanced to candidacy?
Will you be able to attend all 6 sessions of the boot camp (Thursdays, 5:30-8:00 PM, June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; and August 3)? If not, please explain why.
Attendance for all sessions is mandatory, but we will consider applicants who need to miss one session for a legitimate reason.
How many hours per week will you have available to work on your proposal during the boot camp?
(We expect a minimum of 20 hours per week.)
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Will you be able to complete the assignment for the first session (see web program description) and keep up with other required assignments throughout the program? This will, at times, require a substantial amount of time and writing (of the proposal draft).
Will you have access to your advisor or another faculty mentor during the program to consult with on field-specific issues?
When are you hoping to defend your proposal?
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Dissertation Information
How many CHAPTERS does an average dissertation have in your field?
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How many PAGES does an average dissertation have in your field?
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Please click on the following chart and tell us which type most closely matches your dissertation structure: http://gwc.gsrc.ucla.edu/Portals/63/Documents/Thesis_types.doc
Please define your research questions (and hypotheses if applicable) as narrowly and specifically as possible.
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Describe your research design and methods. Describe your research site(s) and sample(s). What kind of data do you plan to collect? How will you collect the data? How will you analyze the data? How will the data answer your research questions?
We expect participants to have fairly concrete answers for all of these questions as a prerequisite for the program.
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Describe your instruments/research protocols with as much specificity as possible.
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What subfields/areas of research bear upon your project? How do you conceptually situate your project in your field? How does your project make an original contribution?
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Dissertation Proposal Information
Please describe what your advisor expects for your proposal in terms of length (number of pages double-spaced) and components/sections (such as abstract, literature review, annotated bibliography, chapter breakdown, etc.). If you haven't spoken with your advisor about this, please do so before submitting your application.
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If you have started writing, please describe by section how many pages you have written/drafted.
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Your Research and Writing Process
Will you be doing research with human subjects (e.g., conducting interviews, surveys) as part of your dissertation? If so, when will you be required to seek IRB approval? How familiar are you with the IRB process? (If not applicable, please put N.A.)
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Please describe why you are interested in the boot camp as well as any challenges you are having with the proposal process.
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If English is not the primary language in which you were educated before graduate school, please comment on any challenges you have with writing in English (if applicable).
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Additional Information
What professional skills would you like to improve at this stage in your graduate program?
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In what ways, if any, do you think this boot camp could help you with your professional development?
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Please tell us anything else you would like us to know about you.
We aim to make this program a safe, inclusive environment for all participants.
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