Developing Research Proposals
Denicolo and Becker recognise the importance of developing an effective research proposal for gaining either a place on a research degree programme or funding to support research projects and set out to explore the main factors that that proposal writers need to attend to in developing successful proposals of their own.
Developing Research Proposals will help readers to understand the context within which their proposal will be read, what the reviewers are looking for and will be influenced by, while also supporting the development of relevant skills through advice and practical activities.
This book:Explores the nature and purpose of different kinds of proposals Focuses on the actual research proposed Discusses how best to carry out and structure the literature review Examines the posing and phrasing of research questions and hypotheses Looks at how methods and methodology should be handled in a proposal Discusses the crucial issues of planning, strategy and timing in developing targeted proposals
Denicolo and Becker draw together the key elements in the process of preparing and submitting a proposal and concludes with advice on responding to the results, successful or not, and their relevance to future proposals.
The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development.
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1 WHAT IS A RESEARCH PROPOSAL?
2 WHEN IS A RESEARCH PROPOSAL REQUIRED AND WHY?
3 WHAT ARE THE KEY ASPECTS OF PROPOSAL PREPARATION?
4 WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE INTRODUCTION RATIONALE AND LITERATURE REVIEW?
5 WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE AIMS OBJECTIVES AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS HYPOTHESES?
6 WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE METHODOLOGY RESEARCH IMPLEMENTATION SECTIONS?
7 WHAT FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE REQUIRED?
8 WHAT PLANNING AND ORGANISATION DETAILS ARE REQUIRED?