The title is important. It sets the tone for the entire dissertation. Everything that follows should agree with and support the title. No more than 15 words. Type THE TITLE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.Insert your full legal name. No credentials to follow your name. Use upper case and lower case.Replacing the line below, type ONE of the following:Doctor of Business AdministrationDoctor of Health AdministrationDoctor of Education in Educational LeadershipDoctor of Management in Organizational LeadershipAnd then DELETE THIS BOX and add 5 spaces below your name (1-2-12-22-09)
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Table of Contents
List of Tables ix
List of Figures x
Chapter 1: Introduction 1
Background of the Problem 1
Statement of the Problem 4
Purpose of the Study 5
Significance of the Problem 6
Significance of the study. 6
Significance of the study to leadership. 7
Nature of the Study 7
Overview of the research method. 7
Overview of the design appropriateness. 8
Research Questions 10
Theoretical Framework 10
Definition of Terms 16
Scope and Limitations 16
Chapter 2: Review of the Literature 19
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Chapter 3: Method 52
List of Tables
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List of Figures
Figure 1. Use sentence case and double space if the caption takes up more than one line (Note: use the INSERT FIGURE CAPTION button on the BOLD Tables and Figures toolbar). 62
Figure 2. Include an Index of Figures only if there is more than one figure in your dissertation. 63
Chapter 1: Introduction
Background of the Problem
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Significance of the Problem
Significance of the study.
Significance of the study to leadership.
Nature of the Study
Overview of the research method.
Overview of the design appropriateness.
Definition of Terms
Scope and Limitations
Chapter 2: Review of the Literature
Key Word Search
Topic and Theoretical Background.
Research on Question 1.
Research on Question 2.
Research on Question 3.
Additional Topic Research.
Additional Topic Research.
Chapter 3: Method
Research Method and Design Appropriateness
Validity and Reliability
Chapters 4 and 5 details come later. tk
Appendix A: Title
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Appendix B: Informed Consent Form
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