Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals / Edition 4

Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals / Edition 4

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

Previous editions of this best-selling book have helped over 100,000 students and professionals write effective proposals for dissertations and grants. The expanded Fourth Edition successfully covers all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding. The authors update their previous work with:

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Overview

Previous editions of this best-selling book have helped over 100,000 students and professionals write effective proposals for dissertations and grants. The expanded Fourth Edition successfully covers all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding. The authors update their previous work with: a discussion of the effects of new technologies and the Internet on the proposal process; a new chapter on funding for student research; a totally revised chapter on qualitative research; and two completely new specimen proposals.

Clear, accessible and reader-friendly the book provides both practical advice for the would-be writer and lengthy examples that show how effective proposal writing can be done.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761917069
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/18/1999
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.95(d)

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
PART TWO: MONEY FOR RESEARCH
Money for Research
How To Ask for Help
Funding Student Research
Preparation of the Grant Proposal
PART THREE: SPECIMEN PROPOSALS
Proposal 1
Experimental Study
Proposal 2
Qualitative Study
Proposal 3
Quasi-Experimental Design
Proposal 4
Funded Grant

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