Developing Research Proposals

Developing Research Proposals

Author: Pam Denicolo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446258392

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Writing a research proposal is one of the most important tasks facing academics, researchers and postgraduate students. Yet there is a good deal of misinformation and a great lack of guidance about what constitutes a good research proposal and what can be done to maximise one's chances of writing a successful research proposal. Denicolo and Becker recognise the importance of developing an effective research proposal for gaining either a place on a research degree programme or funding to support research projects and set out to explore the main factors that that proposal writers need to attend to in developing successful proposals of their own. Developing Research Proposals will help readers to understand the context within which their proposal will be read, what the reviewers are looking for and will be influenced by, while also supporting the development of relevant skills through advice and practical activities. This book: Explores the nature and purpose of different kinds of proposals Focuses on the actual research proposed Discusses how best to carry out and structure the literature review Examines the posing and phrasing of research questions and hypotheses Looks at how methods and methodology should be handled in a proposal Discusses the crucial issues of planning, strategy and timing in developing targeted proposals Denicolo and Becker draw together the key elements in the process of preparing and submitting a proposal and concludes with advice on responding to the results, successful or not, and their relevance to future proposals. The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development. Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.

Developing Effective Research Proposals

Developing Effective Research Proposals

Author: Keith Punch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761963561

Category: Social Science

Page: 125

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A well-constructed research plan is vital to the successful execution of any research project. This book shows how to design and prepare research proposal and present it effectively to a university review committee, funding body, or commercial client. The book is organized around three central themes: What are research proposals; who reads them and why?; what general guidelines and strategies can help students develop a proposal; and what might a finished proposal look like? The book will be invaluable across all areas of social science, both basic and applied, and for students undertaking quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method studies. Developing Effective Research Proposals can be used as a workbook to Keith Punch's bestselling text An Introduction to Social Research (Sage, 1998) or as an independent guide.

Developing a Healthcare Research Proposal

Developing a Healthcare Research Proposal

Author: Maxine Offredy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405183376

Category: Medical

Page: 262

View: 417

This book accompanying web resource will answer all your questions by introducing you to the concepts, theories and practicalities surrounding healthcare research. The aim of both the book and the web resource is to help you to write a good healthcare research proposal-which is the starting point for any would-be student researcher. The book takes a look at the theory of research but also provides practical help and advice along the way. It takes the reader through the stages of the research process from developing the question to communicating the findings, demystifying the process on the way. The web resource works alongside the book, supplementing and expanding on the chapters, giving you the ability to prepare your very own research proposal.

Developing Effective Research Proposals

Developing Effective Research Proposals

Author: Keith F Punch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473966277

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 453

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy This is your step-by-step guide to success with your research proposal. This new edition covers every section of the proposal, telling you all you need to know on how to structure it, bring rigour to your methods section, impress your readers and get your proposal accepted. With practical tips and advice throughout, new features include: Comprehensive explanation of method and methodology, and how to maximize this crucial section of your proposal A new section on mixed methods: an increasingly common approach in research A new chapter on how to get it right with ethics Fresh exercises and activities, now for each key chapter. The Third Edition provides an authoritative and accessible guide for anyone tackling a research proposal. It is perfect for students in education, nursing, health, and across the social sciences.

Developing a Mixed Methods Proposal

Developing a Mixed Methods Proposal

Author: Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483365794

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 567

This practical, hands-on guide helps beginning researchers create a mixed methods research proposal for their dissertations, grants, or general research studies. The book intertwines descriptions of the components of a research proposal (introduction, literature review, research methods, etc.) with discussions of the essential elements and steps of mixed methods research. Examples from a real-world, interdisciplinary, mixed methods research study demonstrate concepts in action throughout the book, and an entire sample proposal appears at the end of the book, giving readers insight into every step up to completion. Readers who complete the exercises in each chapter will have an individualized, detailed template for their own mixed methods research proposal. Developing a Mixed Methods Proposal is Volume 5 in the SAGE Mixed Methods Research Series. To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/mmrs.

Ebook: Research Proposals 2e

Ebook: Research Proposals 2e

Author: Martyn Denscombe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335248308

Category: Study Aids

Page:

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Learn how to write a successful research proposal with this user-friendly, step-by-step guide. Research Proposals provides practical advice on how to deal with the seven basic questions that any research proposal needs to answer: • What is it all about? • What do we already know? • What do we need to find out? • How will we get the necessary information? • What will it cost and how long will it take? • Is the research socially acceptable? • What will be produced? This is a valuable resource for students who need to conduct a research project as part of their studies and anyone who wants to submit an application for research funding. The new edition is perfect for master’s students planning a dissertation, undergraduate students approaching their final year project, and PhD students applying for acceptance onto a doctoral programme. "This is an insightful and easy to use guide for students and researchers. It will support creating a research proposal for both academic programme assignments and for preparation for conducting research. The logical format is useful and very clear to read. There is an excellent appendix providing a specimen research proposal with commentary boxes highlighting the important points." Dr Alaster Scott Douglas, Reader in Education & Professional Practice, University of Roehampton, UK “Everything that you need to know about how to put together a research proposal is in this book. It’s the perfect guide for students and early career researchers who are writing a research proposal and have not had much experience. Impressive in its clarity and common sense, Denscombe’s practical guide tells you not just what to do but why as he takes you step by step through the process. The book is crammed with useful tips, helpful examples, effective graphics, and a great checklist appendix. Highly recommended!” Rosalind Edwards, Professor of Sociology and co-director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton, UK “This is a highly practical book about the art of communicating why your research ideas are worthwhile, feasible and should be supported. It takes away any mystery about the process and so instils confidence.” Melanie Nind, University of Southampton, UK

Developing Research Proposals

Developing Research Proposals

Author: Pam Denicolo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857028655

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 483

Pam Denicolo and Lucinda Becker recognize the importance of developing an effective research proposal for gaining either a place on a research degree program or funding to support research projects and set out to explore the main factors that that proposal writers need to attend to in developing successful proposals of their own. Developing Research Proposals will help readers to understand the context within which their proposal will be read, what the reviewers are looking for and will be influenced by, while also supporting the development of relevant skills through advice and practical activities.

100 Activities for Teaching Research Methods

100 Activities for Teaching Research Methods

Author: Catherine Dawson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473987401

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 324

A sourcebook of exercises, games, scenarios and role plays, this practical, user-friendly guide provides a complete and valuable resource for research methods tutors, teachers and lecturers. Developed to complement and enhance existing course materials, the 100 ready-to-use activities encourage innovative and engaging classroom practice in seven areas: finding and using sources of information planning a research project conducting research using and analyzing data disseminating results acting ethically developing deeper research skills. Each of the activities is divided into a section on tutor notes and student handouts. Tutor notes contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Important terms, related activities and further reading suggestions are also included. Not only does the A4 format make the student handouts easy to photocopy, they are also available to download and print directly from the book’s companion website for easy distribution in class.

Writing Successful Science Proposals, Second Edition

Writing Successful Science Proposals, Second Edition

Author: Andrew J. Friedland

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300181395

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 723

This fully revised edition of the most authoritative guide to science proposal writing is essential for any scientist embarking on a thesis or grant application. Completely updated and with entirely new chapters on private foundation funding and interdisciplinary research, the book explains each step of the proposal process in detail. Praise for the first edition: "This exceptionally useful and affordable handbook will serve as a refresher to seasoned writers and as a guide and source of encouragement for first-time authors."--C. L. Sagers, "Ecology" "This inexpensive book could prove to be your best investment of the year."--"Bioscience"

Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector

Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector

Author: Theresa Bauccio-Teschlog

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000092578

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

View: 303

Mastering RFP solicitations is a critical skill required of every public procurement professional. Designed to provide a strategic overview of the skills and traits necessary to fulfill the procurement function, Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector explores the complex and ever-changing process of competitive negotiations, providing hands-on guidance for practitioners to successfully achieve the best value for both their entity and the taxpayer. While rules, ordinances, policies, practices, and procedures vary among jurisdictions, the book breaks down the basic steps involved in the competitive negotiation process, providing best practice guidance for public procurement professionals to help them navigate the formidable and exacting process successfully, fairly, and with transparency. This book is required reading for every public procurement professional and will be recommended reading for all public procurement courses as well as concentration and certificate programs.

'The Grant Writer''s Handbook'

'The Grant Writer''s Handbook'

Author: Gerard M Crawley

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781783267613

Category: Science

Page: 252

View: 132

' The Grant Writer''s Handbook: How to Write a Research Proposal and Succeed provides useful and practical advice on all aspects of proposal writing, including developing proposal ideas, drafting the proposal, dealing with referees, and budgeting. The authors base their advice on many years of experience writing and reviewing proposals in many different countries at various levels of scientific maturity. The book describes the numerous kinds of awards available from funding agencies, in particular large collaborative grants involving a number of investigators, and addresses the practical impact of a grant, which is often required of proposals. In addition, information is provided about selection of reviewers and the mechanics of organizing a research grant competition to give the proposal writer the necessary background information. The book includes key comments from a number of experts and is essential reading for anyone writing a research grant proposal. The Grant Writer''s Handbook''s companion website, featuring regularly updated resources and helpful links, can be found at www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/research/grant-writers-handbook/. Contents:IntroductionThe Research IdeaThe Review ProcessDrafting the ProposalRe-Drafting the ProposalPartnershipsImpactReferencing, Plagiarism and Intellectual PropertyThe BudgetAddressing Reviewers CommentsSpecial Grant CompetitionsManaging the AwardOrganizing a Research Proposal CompetitionGeneral Advice/Guidance on Grant Writing: Links Readership: Graduate students and researchers looking to obtain and manage research grants. Key Features:Provides practical advice on writing a research grant proposal and includes many key comments from experienced researchers and reviewersAuthors have extensive experience in a number of countries with reviewing proposals from local scientistsBook covers all aspects of writing and managing a grant with examples drawn from a variety of countriesKeywords:Research Grant;Proposal;Funding;Reviews;Reviewers;Grant Competition;Budgets "Comprehensive and practical are the words that come to mind. It is easy to read with a good ''pace'' of information per paragraph. Lots of insider insights ... well done ... It is a very good book." Professor Frank Gannon Queensland Institute of Molecular Research (QIMR) Berghofer, Australia "This book is very useful not only for young scientists but also established or experienced scientists; also for funding agency staff, science politicians, university officers, even reviewers ... his may be a bible for fund writing. It is really a marvelous book." Professor Yukihiro Osaki Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan & winner of the 2014 Bomem-Michelson Award "The book is truly unique; perfect for a novice researcher who has to find his way through a maze to finally achieve funding for his laboratory, and perfect for the experienced researcher who gets involved in a large collaboration." Professor Charles Glashausser Rutgers University "Especially insightful, chapter 7 will be particularly helpful to writers of large, collaborative grants that require proof of socio-economic impact. Crawley and O''Sullivan include a list of resources in the Appendix to direct the reader to many sources of useful information. This list and the helpful advice in the book should help any reader write a better grant application." Dr Virginia A Unkefer Manager, Academic Writing Services King Abdullah University of Science and Technology '