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International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
ISSN 2360-7076
3 (6), pp. 104-108 August, 2016
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Article ID:/16/EPRR/048/05 pages
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Original Research Article

The role of the Historians in a Nontraditional Dissertation in Practice (DiP)

Eric Moore and Jerome Vickers

Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America

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date Received: June 15, 2016     date Accepted: August 8, 2016     date Published: August 9, 2016


This study focused on the role of the Historian from the perspective of two doctoral students while they were completing a qualitative nontraditional Dissertation in Practice (DiP). The two doctoral students were part of a cohort of 11 scholarly practitioners known as Cohort 5 at Lynn University and were identified as the Historians for the DiP. This study addressed concerns that the doctoral students mentioned regarding the role of the Historian. The Historians were responsible for documenting, collecting and accurately organizing all the qualitative archival data throughout the entire nontraditional DiP process. The Historians acknowledged the day to day operations of the process over an eighteen month period. This study examined the role of the Historian and how it evolved during the DiP process and concluded with recommendations suggested by the two Historians and implications for education.

Key words: Archival data, Historian, Dissertation in Practice (DiP), nontraditional group DiP.

Moore and Vickers