Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals

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Proposals That Work is about how to prepare effective research proposals for graduate theses and dissertations. A major part of the book comments on specimen proposals from a number of social science disciplines. The second edition of this extremely successful guide gives a deeper coverage of the grants process and grant proposal writing, as well as an extra section on qualitative research proposals.

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Overview

Proposals That Work is about how to prepare effective research proposals for graduate theses and dissertations. A major part of the book comments on specimen proposals from a number of social science disciplines. The second edition of this extremely successful guide gives a deeper coverage of the grants process and grant proposal writing, as well as an extra section on qualitative research proposals.

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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)
Doctor - Lorraine Pearl-Kraus
"I was familiar with an earlier (3rd) version of this text. I thought it was an excellent resource for graduate students and faculty mentoring graduate student researchers and/or grant writers. I was equally impressed with the 5th edition of this text and have recommended it to all faculty in both of the departments in which I teach research courses. "
Dr. Lorraine Pearl-Kraus
"I was familiar with an earlier (3rd) version of this text. I thought it was an excellent resource for graduate students and faculty mentoring graduate student researchers and/or grant writers. I was equally impressed with the 5th edition of this text and have recommended it to all faculty in both of the departments in which I teach research courses."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803929876
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/1987
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272

Meet the Author

Stephen J. Silverman is Professor of Education 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 the methods for conducting research in field settings. He has authored numerous research articles and chapters and is coauthor of a number of books. He is an experienced research consultant, has directed graduate students, and has, for many years, taught classes in research methods, statistics, and measurement. Professor Silverman, who enjoys running, aquatic sports, and following politics, lives with his wife, Patricia Moran, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. His Web site is

www.tc.columbia.edu/faculty/ss928

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. As a teacher, graduate advisor, and consultant, he has supervised many student research projects. He continues to have an active interest in the use of the qualitative research paradigm for the study of teachers, teaching, and teacher development. He makes his home in Sunderland, Massachusetts, and, with his wife, Professor Lorraine Goyette (Elms College), he spends part of each year writing, running, and exploring the Beartooth and Crazy Mountains at Sky Ranch in Reed Point, Montana. In addition, he maintains a Web site devoted to the support and dissemination of research on curriculum, teaching, teacher preparation, and in-service teacher development for the subject area of public school physical education at

www.unlockresearch.com

Waneen Wyrick Spirduso is the Mauzy Regents Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a native of Austin and holds bachelor 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 has taught research methods and directed student research for more than three decades and has received numerous research grants from the federal government and foundations. Professor Spirduso, who is an avid golfer and rower, lives with her husband, Craig Spirduso, in Austin, Texas. Her Web site is

www.edb.utexas.edu/coe/depts/kin/faculty/spirduso/index.html

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: WRITING THE PROPOSAL Function of the Proposal Developing the Thesis or Dissertation Proposal Some Common Problems Content of the Proposal Important Considerations Preparation of Proposals for Qualitative Research Different Assumptions, Familiar Problems, and New Responses Style and Form in Writing the Proposal Money for Research How to Ask for Help Preparing the Grant Proposal PART TWO: SPECIMEN PROPOSALS Experimental Design - The Effects of Age, Modality and Complexity of Response, and Practice on Reaction Time Qualitative Study - Returning Women Students in the Community College Quasi-Experimental Design - Teaching Children to Question What They Read An Attempt to Improve Reading Comprehension Through Training in a Cognitive Learning Strategy Funded Grant - A Field Test of a Health-Based Educational Intervention to Increase Adolescent Fertility Control

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