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Research Paper

One of the Doctoral performance projects is to be accompanied by a research paper. The topic of this paper is to be determined in consultation between the student and the advisory committee. Typically, the paper is 50-100 pages in length, prepared in a scholarly fashion using a style guide (e.g. Chicago, APA, MLA) and containing either footnotes or endnotes and a complete bibliography. A written proposal including an overview, justification, review of literature, methodology, table of contents, and bibliography is to be presented to the advisory committee and then to the Graduate Studies Committee for discussion, comment, and approval before the writing begins. The student is to submit drafts of the paper to the committee for revision, comment, and improvement. The final version of the paper is to be provided to the committee three weeks in advance of the Final Examination. When the committee has accepted the paper, a title page is prepared by the Associate Director for the signatures of the committee members. The final paper is placed on ETD file in the Graduate School for reference by faculty and student. The contents of the paper are the possession of the student and may be copyrighted for future publication.


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