Developing Effective Research Proposals / Edition 2

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Overview

Successful research requires effective and thorough preparation. In this expanded and updated Second Edition of Developing Effective Research Proposals, author Keith F. Punch offers an indispensable guide to the issues involved in proposal development and in presenting a well-considered plan for the execution of research. Dealing with both qualitative and quantitative approaches to empirical research across the social sciences, the Second Edition comprehensively covers the topics and concerns relevant to the subject and is organized around three central themes: What is a research proposal, who reads proposals and why; How can we go about developing a proposal?; and What might a finished proposal look like?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412921268
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith F. Punch is a social research expert and was Winthrop Professor in the Graduate School of Education, the University of Western Australia, and is now Professor Emeritus in the University of Western Australia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Proposal: Readers, Expectations and Functions
A General Framework for Developing Proposals
The Role of Theory and Dealing with the Literature
Methods
Writing the Proposal
Tactics
Examples of Proposals
Appendix 1 - Disentangling the Terms ‘Perspective’,‘Strategy’ and ‘Design’
Appendix 2: Questions to Guide Proposal Development
Notes
Glossary
References
Index

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