Week 4 milestone – annotated outline | Dissertation Presentation

Task 4: Discussion Outline

Work with your dissertation chair to determine any specific instructions or guidance that he or she may have for you.

Chapter 5, “Discussion,” is your opportunity to connect the findings and conclusions of your research back into the literature of the discipline. Where are there consistencies and inconsistencies? How do your findings inform, extend, or challenge existing theories or ideas? Chapter 5 is also where you make recommendations to practicing professionals and other researchers. What should leaders or organizations do differently? What future research opportunities exist?

You will complete your full chapter 5 in the BUS8120 course.

For this task in BUS8115, create an annotated outline of your chapter 5 that includes at least five connections to the body of literature. Additionally, the outline should include at least two implications for practitioners and at least two areas for future research.

As an annotated outline, you must provide more than a list. Each connection, implication, and future research area should include an explanation in a few sentences that leverages scholarly support.

Important note: Dissertation writing is highly recursive. As you write material in one section, you may need to make some adjustments or additions in other sections in order to build a cohesive document. Your discussion and recommendations might necessitate some updates to chapter 1 of your dissertation.

Submission Details:

  • Submit your annotated outline.
  • Use APA style in citing references.
  • Post the paper to the Milestone 4 Submissions Area.
  • Notify your dissertation chair (e.g., via e-mail) when you have submitted the paper.

Note: A successful dissertation requires self-directed behaviors. To successfully pass each dissertation course, you must successfully complete (pass) each milestone presented in the course materials. Additionally, you must complete the milestones in the order they are presented in the course. The tasks in some milestones may take you more than a week to complete. Finish each milestone before you move on to the next milestone. In your planning, also allow time for feedback from your dissertation chair/committee and revisions as part of completing each task.