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Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals / Edition 3

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Overview

The Third Edition of this practical book confronts the problems of writing a research proposal successfully and is the ideal tool for launching students into writing proposals for theses, dissertations and grants, and through one of the major barriers to an academic career.

Written in an accessible style, it provides both practical advice for the would-be writer and examples that show how effective proposal writing can be done. In this new edition the authors update their previous work with issues that have come to the forefront within the last five years. The book includes new chapters on ethics and verbal presentations; an expanded chapter on qualitative proposal writing; and updated sections on literature search,

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A discussion of the proposal-writing process includes generic information that applies to all research proposals as well as issues specific to the use of proposals in graduate education and funding agencies. Discussion covers ethics and research, common problems in proposal development, content considerations, qualitative research, style and form, and the oral presentation. Also covered is the securing of money for research and funding. Additionally, four specimen proposals are provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803950672
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/1993
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.41 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence F. Locke is Professor Emeritus of Education and Physical Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A native of Connecticut, he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Springfield College and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has written extensively on the production and utilization of research on teaching and teacher education. He has authored a number of books designed to assist non-specialists with the tasks of reading and understanding research. After many years residing in Sunderland, MA he now makes his home on Cape Cod, but with his wife, Professor Lorraine Goyette, he has spent much of each year writing, running, and exploring the Beartooth Mountains at Sky Ranch in Reed Point, MT.

Waneen Wyrick Spirduso is the Mauzy Regents Professor Emerita in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a native of Austin and holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from The University of Texas and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research focuses on the effects of aging and the mechanisms of motor control. She has been a prolific contributor to the research literature and has authored textbooks related to research methods and aging. She taught research methods and directed student research for more than four decades and has received numerous research grants from the federal government and foundations. She plays golf and rows, and lives with her husband, Craig Spirduso, in Austin, TX. Her website is http://www.edb.utexas.edu/coe/depts/kin/faculty/spirduso/index.html

Stephen J. Silverman is Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a native of Philadelphia and holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University, a master’s degree from Washington State University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research focuses on teaching and learning in physical education and on methods for conducting research in field settings. He has authored numerous research articles and chapters, and is coauthor of a number of books. He has served as editor of two research journals, is an experienced research consultant, has directed graduate students, and has, for many years, taught classes in research methods, statistics, and measurement. He enjoys running, following politics, and aquatic sports, and lives with his wife, Patricia Moran, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. His website is: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/faculty/ss928

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: WRITING THE PROPOSAL
The Function of the Proposal
Doing the Right Thing
'The Habit of Truth'
Developing the Thesis or Dissertation Proposal
Some Common Problems
Content of the Proposal
Important Considerations
Preparation of Proposals for Qualitative Research
Different Assumptions
Style and Form in Writing the Proposal
The Oral Presentation
Money for Research
How to Ask for Help
Preparation of the Grant Proposal
PART TWO: SPECIMEN PROPOSALS
Introduction
Specimen Proposals
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