How to Prepare a Dissertation Proposal: Suggestions for Students in Education and the Social and Behavioral Sciences / Edition 1

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Overview

"What are the core elements of a strong proposal?" "How can I accent the strengths of my study design?" "How can computer use facilitate my literature review?" "What is the best way to get my proposal reviewed and approved?" You will find the answers to these and other key issues in this unique "assembly manual" for crafting a complete and convincing dissertation proposal. Three extensively annotated proposals of former students provide examples of the guidance offered and illustrate common types of studies. Whether you study best by example, review, memorization, or problem solving, this book's format enables you to follow your own pace and style.

This is no ordinary step-by-step guide. The authors begin by identifying and defining the basics of a dissertation proposal. With careful consideration, they explore proposal functions and parts, show how to build your study's chain of reasoning, and carefully review alternate study designs. Chapters are devoted to qualitative studies: (sectioned into case studies, philosophical, and historical investigations); quantitative studies: (sectioned into experimental, causal modeling, and meta-analysis studies); and mixed-method studies: (sectioned into: sample survey, evaluation, development, and demonstration and action projects).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815681410
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 289
  • Sales rank: 270,604
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What is a proposal? 3
2 The functions of a dissertation proposal 15
3 The proposal as a chain of reasoning 31
4 The description of the problem 45
5 The method section 75
6 Ensuring feasibility and other proposal parts 102
7 The special requirements of proposals using qualitative approaches : emergent, qualitative, philosophical, historical 121
8 The special requirement of proposals using quantitative approaches : experimental, causal modeling, meta-analysis 143
9 The special requirements of proposals using qualitative and/or quantitative approaches : survey, evaluation, development, demonstration 163
10 Other things to consider 197
11 An annotated dissertation proposal using qualitative methods 209
12 An annotated dissertation proposal using quantitative methods 231
13 A quantitative dissertation proposal with student annotations 252
14 Finding funding 267
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