This 2-phase mixed method study assessed 2nd-year doctoral students' and dissertation students' perceptions of the current Graduate School of Education dissertation support Web site, with implications for designing a model dissertation support Web site. Methods. Phase 1 collected quantitative and qualitative data through an anonymous electronic survey. Phase 2 consisted of 6 semistructured qualitative Skype interviews. Four themes emerged from the qualitative portion of the study: (a) Mentoring, (b) Student Support Groups, (c) Explicit functions and roles of Dissertation Chairpersons, and (d) the Opportunity to network and interact with dissertation students face-to-face or online.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dissertations (EdD) -- Organizational leadership
Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Simmons-Johnson, Nicole, "The path to graduation: a model interactive web site design supporting doctoral students" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 252.