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ED 601: Advanced Qualitative Research: Find Dissertations

Find Qualitative Dissertations

1. Enter search terms related to qualitative research and search as Index Terms, e.g. ("focus groups" or interview* or observation* or qualitative or thematic or "action research" or narrative)

Type keywords and select index term from the drop down menu

2. Limit your search to Ed. D. dissertations:

Type e d d in the search box and select degree from the drop down menu.

You might see what looks like an error message, "Did you mean (eddo)," but "edd" is correct.

3. Limit your search to particular institutions, or change the connecting operator to "NOT" and say "NOT Walden." US state-funded institutions, e.g. "University of [State]" and "[State] State University," are worthwhile to look at if you want to browse a full list.

Select University/institution SCH from the drop down menu. Use the look up tool to make sure you get the name right.

CPED Members

One concern in locating EdD dissertations is the quality of that dissertation. The 82 members of Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) "are committed to working together to undertake a critical examination of the work done to date, as well as future efforts, and intend to be the leaders in the effort to the redesign of the doctorate in education." While not perfect, CPED membership can be a proxy for quality. Members ("ProQuest Dissertations" name):

  • California State University - Los Angeles ("California State University, Los Angeles")
  • Seattle University ("Seattle University")
  • University of Auckland ("The University of Auckland (New Zealand)")
  • University of Southern California ("University of Southern California")
  • Western University - Ontario ("University of Western Ontario")

Copy and paste to add these institutions to your search: "California State University, Los Angeles" OR "Seattle University" OR "The University of Auckland (New Zealand)" OR "University of Southern California" OR "University of Western Ontario"

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