Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals / Edition 5
  • Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals / Edition 5
  • Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals / Edition 5

Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals / Edition 5

by Lawrence F. Locke, Waneen Wyrick Spirduso, Stephen J. Silverman
     
 

Previous editions of this best seller have helped more than 100,000 students and professionals write effective research proposals for dissertations and grants. Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the complex task of seeking funding, the Fifth Edition of Proposals That Work has been completely updated and… See more details below

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Previous editions of this best seller have helped more than 100,000 students and professionals write effective research proposals for dissertations and grants. Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the complex task of seeking funding, the Fifth Edition of Proposals That Work has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice supported by useful examples. New to the Fifth Edition: Discusses the effects of new technologies: Locke, Spirduso, and Silverman address the effects of new technologies on the proposal process and also include related URLs where appropriate. Improves utility, relevance, and ease of use: Based on feedback from readers, this edition contains examples and advice that better meet the needs of the book's readership. Contains valuable advice and information on funding: The authors provide essential information on identifying and obtaining student funding for theses and dissertations. They also include a full chapter for scholars and professionals on applying for research grant funding. Offers a new section devoted to alternative dissertation formats: This addition more closely links the proposal with the subsequent dissertation and, in turn, with the production and publication of research reports. Provides practical tips on Microsoft PowerPoint: The authors give advice on how this program can serve as a powerful element of one's proposal rather than an enticing distraction. Incorporates numerous updates throughout: These include greater coverage of focus group research, new coverage of mixed methods designs, two new sample proposals, and much more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412924238
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/13/2007
Series:
Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Series
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1The Function of the Proposal3
Ch. 2Doing the Right Thing: "The Habit of Truth"25
Ch. 3Developing the Thesis or Dissertation Proposal: Some Common Problems42
Ch. 4Content of the Proposal: Important Considerations66
Ch. 5Preparation of Proposals for Qualitative Research: Different Assumptions96
Ch. 6Style and Form in Writing the Proposal119
Ch. 7The Oral Presentation130
Ch. 8Money for Research: How to Ask for Help145
Ch. 9Preparation of the Grant Proposal166
Appendix A. Annotated Bibliography of Supplementary References297
Appendix B. Standards for the Use of Human Subjects and Specimen Forms for Informed Consent308
References313
Index319
About the Authors322

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