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Enhancing the Acquistion of Research Skills in Online Doctoral Programs: The Ewing Model©

Abstract: Failure to complete a dissertation or other required research project is a major factor contributing to doctoral program attrition. The challenges of planning and carrying out a research project are daunting for many traditional students and may be increased for students in part-time, predominantly online doctoral programs. This paper describes the Ewing Model© developed and implemented in the Doctor of Health Sciences program at A.T. Still University. The Model is characterized by a highly structured, sequential curriculum; intense facilitation and dialogue; collaborative learning within a cohort model; and performance-based assessment of core research competencies. The Ewing Model benefits students and the University by ensuring that students gain important research competencies... Show More
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Carlos Sanchez-Lozano
Carlos Sanchez-Lozano (Consultant)
3 years ago
This is a very interesting article explaining a well-thought model to tackle PhD attrition. Even when completing a PhD in the traditional manner, it takes a significant amount of time to understand the research process and become productive quickly. The approach suggested by the Ewing model, with structured courses that help students complete a significant amount of thesis work, provides great support in order to avoid the usual trial-and-error method that leads to wasted time.
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Nichole Cathleen Romley-Wallinder
5 years ago

Very relevant!!!!