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Research Topic: Impact of Gamification on Security Training

Below is the template. Please use the below template to write the paper.

Also make sure that u have everything from the attached checklist in the paper


(note: the Introduction is about 15 – 25 pages)

[Text… The DISSERTATION topic is introduced in one or more paragraphs (2 pages maximum). The study topic is briefly described to establish the main ideas and context and include recent, scholarly, peer-reviewed sources to support each assertion. The Introduction should orient the reader to all of the concepts presented in the sections that follow. Note: Do not describe the study purpose or method in the introduction as these belong in later sections.]


[Present an overview of why this research topic is currently of interest. Describe the facts and relevant context as a background leading up to the study problem and purpose. Focus on the area of research interest, briefly laying the groundwork for what has been done in the area and why the area is of important social or practical concern, or of theoretical interest. Include appropriate, recent, scholarly sources to support each assertion. There are no specific length guidelines; however the Background should be sufficient to provide context for the problem statement that follows. A detailed review of the literature will be provided in Chapter 2.]

Statement of the Problem

(Approximately 250 to 300 words) Articulation of a concise problem statement is the key to a successful proposal/Doctoral Study Project manuscript and typically requires many revisions before the proposal is approved. The problem statement is a brief discussion of a problem or observation succinctly identifying and documenting the need for and importance of the study. Clearly describe and document the problem that prompted the study. Include appropriate published or relevant primary data sources to document the existence of a problem worthy of DBA doctoral level research. A lack of research alone is not a compelling problem (many things are not studied but do not necessarily warrant research). Please consider: what perspective is represented? For example, is the problem an individual level problem, departmental problem, an organizational problem, an industry problem, or a social problem? What organizational problems have been identified? How critical is the problem? What evidence can justify the magnitude of the problem? These questions can help to identify the problem that needs to be addressed and the theories relevant to predict, explain and understand the problem.

[Text… Present a general issue/observation that is grounded in the literature or facts that lead to the need for the study (in most cases scholarly citations or data obtained within the last 5 years are required to document the general and specific problem). DBA degree worthy problems must be relevant and documented.]

Note: Ensure that the concepts presented in the Problem Statement lead to and align directly with the Purpose Statement. Use of a “logic” map is highly recommended in order to ensure direct alignment and avoid “surprises” among the key elements: business problem purpose research questionsproposed method and design.

Note: Clear and precise definitions of key words upon first use and consistent use of key words throughout the paper will also help ensure alignment.

Purpose of the Study

[Text… Begin the purpose statement with a succinct sentence that indicates the study method and overarching goal.

“The purpose of this [quantitative, qualitative, mixed method] study is to… (describe the study goal that directly reflects and encompasses the research questions). Follow with a brief, but clear overview of how, with what instruments/data, with whom and where (as applicable).”]

Within the purpose statement:

· Research method is identified as qualitative, quantitative, or mixed method.

· Research design is clearly stated and is aligned with the problem statement.

· Participants and/or data sources are identified.

· Geographic location of study is identified (as appropriate).

Before moving forward, ensure that the purpose is a logical, explicit research response to the stated problem. This problem should be substantiated with a “gap” that can be cited from the literature.

Conceptual Framework

[Text… Identify and articulate the theoretical foundations of the proposed study based on a review of the relevant literature.]

1. Discussion reflects a thorough discussion of the conceptual and/or theoretical area under which the research falls and how the proposed research fits within other research in the field. Discussion clearly considers the study theoretical assumptions and principles, and specifically includes important issues, perspectives, and, if appropriate, controversies in the field. Details of theories/model utilized as your foundation will be explained in the literature review.

2. Discussion reflects knowledge of and familiarity with both the historical and current literature. The majority of sources must be scholarly and peer-reviewed. Use reliable sources.

Research Questions

[Text…Brief introductory text. Note: Avoid redundant text. Ensure that the Research Questions directly align with the stated purpose and that the methodology and design chosen correspond with the research questions. Qualitative research questions must be open-ended.]



Additional questions as needed.

Nature of the Study

[As appropriate, use text from the Concept Paper “Research Method” to present a brief overview of the study design, variables/constructs, instruments and analyses (as applicable). Relocate detailed discussion of sampling method, sample size determination, instrument, measurement and analyses to Chapter 3. Discuss the proposed research method (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed).

Discussion is not simply a listing and description of the chosen research design; rather, elaboration demonstrates how the proposed method and design accomplish the study goals, why the design is the optimum choice for the proposed research, and how the method aligns with the purpose and research questions. Provide a brief discussion of the proposed study design, data collection and analysis procedures (detailed descriptions should be provided in Chapter 3). Provide appropriate foundational research method support for the proposed study design; for example, refer to Yin (2018) and other appropriate authors to describe the appropriate application of a case study design.]

Significance of the Study

[Demonstrate why the study is important and describe the contribution(s) to the field of study. This section should reflect the need for the study and the benefits of an answer to the proposed study purpose and research questions. The discussion should align with the problem statement in that, the problem statement articulates the negative consequences if the study is never conducted, whereas the significance indicates the positive results of completing the study.]

Definition of Key Terms

[Text (optional)… ]

Term 1. Definition (APA citation).

Replace “Term 1.” with the relevant term name/label.

Term 2. Definition (APA citation).

Term n. Definition (APA citation).


[Text…Briefly restate the key points, study purpose and proposed research plan.]

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 (averages 15 – 25 total pages)
Introductory paragraph(s) Average of ½ – ¾ pageNo subtitle is given to this section.YesNo
1. Dissertation topic is introduced.
2. Discussion reflects an overview of what is contained in the chapter.
3. Discussion is supported with scholarly peer-reviewed references within last five years.
4. Is the topic in one of the 4 specializations, or focused in one area. . (i.e. General IT, cybersecurity, Blockchain or Forensics)
Background Average of 2 ½ pagesYesNo
1. Discussion reflects why the research problem is of important concern or theoretical interest.
2. Alignment, is the overall narrative aligned, e.g., the problem is adoption, but the writing indicates a perception or ineffective nature
3. Is there a theory. Framework, model, etc., mentioned and cited
Problem Statement Average of ½ – ¾ pageYesNo
1. General problem/observation identifying the need for the study.
2. Specific problem proposed for research; problem statement is clear, concise, and reflective of the purpose statement.
3. Introductory words describing method and research design are given and are appropriate to the problem.
4. General population group of proposed study is identified.
Research purpose is clearly stated.
Research purpose is aligned with problem statement (formulated to address the problem identified in the problem statement).
Significance of the Study Average of 1 page2 Required PartsThe significance sections explain why the study is a unique approach to the problem to be investigated, potential benefit/benefactors from the proposed study, and the ways in which the study results might make an original contribution to the field.YesNo
1. Significance of Study: Why is this study important? What is the contribution this research may make to current and future studies and thought? ½ page
2. Significance of Study to the field of student’s concentration In what way could the results of this research add to (student’s concentrations’) knowledge and literature? ½ page(include contributions to both practitioner and scholarly work)
Nature of the Study Average of 1 to 5 pages2 required partsSynopsis of the research design. Discussion of what distinguishes the learner’s proposal research design from other possible research designs.YesNo
1. Overview discussion of research method (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed) appropriateness. Discussion reflects how the proposed research method will accomplish the researcher’s goals in comparison to the other methods.
2. Overview discussion of proposed research design appropriateness. Discussion of how the proposed design will accomplish the researcher’s goals for the study.
Research Questions Average of 1 to 5 pages3 required partsYesNo
1. Discuss Research Questions
2. Research questions are clearly statedResearch questions are aligned with the research purpose.
3. Gap for the research question (s) is discussed with reference to journal articles and practitioner literature to demonstrate the gap identified. This section should clearly show the need for this research.
Conceptual or Theoretical Framework Average of 2-4 pages4 required partsPlaces the study in perspective among other relevant studies and describes the important issues, perspectives, and controversies in the field under investigation.YesNo
1. Discussion reflects overview of the broad theoretical area under which the research fall for this research question.
2. Discussion reflects overview of how proposed research fits within other research on this research question.
3. Discussion specifically includes important issues, perspectives, and controversies in the field for this research question.
4. Discussion reflects knowledge and familiarity with the historical, germinal, and current literature in the field for this research question.
Definitions Average of 0 to 1 pageRequired if any operational terms or words are used in a unique way in this study.2 required parts if includedYesNo
1. Definitions given represent operational terms or words used in a unique way; discussion clarifies uniqueness.
2. Definitions are supported with citations.
Assumptions Average of ¼ to 2 pages2 required partsYesNo
1. Assumptions are identified (including assumptions about methodology, sampling, data collection and instrumentation)
2. Rationale for each assumption is given, incorporating multiple perspectives, when appropriate.
Scope, Limitations, and Delimitations Average of 1 to 2 pages3 required partsYesNo
1. Scope, limitations, and delimitations of data used in the study are discussed.
2. Generalizability of the study findings is discussed.
3. Information is presented in a discussion context, rather than simply stated or listed.
Chapter Summary Average of ½ to 1 page4 required partsYesNo
1. Discussion summarizes key points presented in chapter 1.
2. Supporting citations are given for key points.
3. Chapter summary ends with transition discussion/sentence to next chapter.
4. Information is presented in a discussion context, rather than simply stated or listed.