This is the third course designed to prepare students for the doctoral dissertation proposal. These seminars help students integrate the content of methods courses, and acquire the tools for a dissertation proposal: dissertation policy and expectations, analysis of research trends, critical literature review, framing feasible problems and the research question, effective research design, rigorous analysis, the mechanics of reporting research findings, and a 10-page dissertation pre-proposal to coincide with completion of their course work. CED892 is designed to help students refine their research ideas by developing a research methodology to address their theory, research questions and hypotheses. It includes readings, presentations and active participation. Prerequisite: CED890B.