A project is generally intended as an application to an existing methodology or procedure. Often, people will use the project as a demonstration or as an implementation of something that does not currently exist in their system. Thus, it is more practice oriented, even though it still must have a solid grounding in the literature. Students engage in systematic inquiry of a topic relevant to their educational practice. This inquiry is grounded in theory and research but typically focuses on practice. Methods of inquiry may be both qualitative or quantitative.
Guidelines and Reference:
Checklist for Submission of Culminating Activity Documents for APA 6th Edition (pdf) Formatting requirements noted in this document should be carefully followed.
Graduate Programs in Education Policies and Procedures Pay particular attention to the procedures for completing and submitting the project, as noted within the Policies and Procedures.
Sample Title Page and Committee Members Page for Theses and Projects (doc)
Samples of projects are available on OPUS. Students should be aware that a wide variety of topics are represented. Students should consult with their supervisors to find the most appropriate projects to peruse relative to their own area of research.