|CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
This chapter will include a statement of the problem and its significance; a brief description of your specific study (i.e., your research questions and design), and will provide a road map for your reader in terms of how you will investigate the topic. Aim for 10-12 pages for this chapter.
The following questions should be addressed:
1. What is your study about? What problem(s) is your study going to address, how, and why?
This should include a brief identification of and introduction to the problem that motivates the study. Identify the purpose of the study (i.e., why is this an important area of inquiry). The introduction should reflect your pre-understanding of the problem.
2. What is the theoretical framework informing this study – i.e., what theoretical assumptions are you making and/or from what perspectives are you going to approach this problem?
All dissertations are rooted in a theoretical framework. Pick one. Identify it here and then you can go into more details about the support for the connection of this theory to your topic in the next chapter.
3. How are you going to address the problem and why?
Do this very briefly, just to give a sense of the study. An introduction to action research should be included here (a more detailed description will follow in Ch.3). This should include a brief description of your topic, the intervention (if you are planning one) and the data sources. Make sure to include a statement about adopting an action research method, your positionality in relation to the inquiry, and why doing research on your own organization seems appropriate for the study.
4. Given the theoretical framework (and possibly an event or political climate within your organization) what are the research questions your study is going to address? What are your sub questions?
Clearly specify your central research question and sub questions. Your reader should have been ‘led’ to these questions in previous sections and should not be surprised to learn what your questions are. That is, all topics covered in your research question and sub questions should have at least been mentioned previously in your writing. A sentence to connect these questions to educational leadership may be helpful here.
5. What potential contributions/implications can this study have for the field?
Describe the rationale for this project and clearly identify the unique contribution(s) the project will make to the field.
6. How is the rest of this document organized?
Each chapter should have a closing paragraph to transition the reader to the next section.
Appropriate Sources, and Proper APA Format
Review contains a minimum of 10 scholarly, peer-reviewed, primary source research studies published in a variety of professional journals. Additional supporting materials, such as scholarly, peer-reviewed articles (theoretical or conceptual pieces), books from academic presses, and government and technical reports are included. In-text citations are aligned with the reference list. APA is format to follow.
Chapter 1 of the research topic must include the following headings:
- Introduction to the Study
- Background of the Study
- Problem Statement of the study
- Significance of the Study
- Research Questions with main and sup Qs.
- Theoretical and/or Conceptual Framework
- Researher’s Positionality
- Purpose of the Study
- Limitations of the Study
- Definition of Terms
- Summary and Conclusionof the Study
- The study is:Comparison and Analysis Study Between visual Art Education program in School level in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and The United States of America.
- Research Methodology: a qualitative research methodology to collect, analyze the governmental and educational documents.
- Theoretical and Conceptual Framework
Theories will includes:
- Education theory; Curriculum theory:
- Discipline-Based Art Education
- The Howard Gardner’s theory
- Vygotsky’s Theory of Art and Creativity
- Elliot W. Eisner
Based on these theories will conduct the Conceptual Framework??