Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals
SAGE Publications, Feb 13, 2007 - Education - 354 pages
Previous editions of this book have helped well over 100,000 students and professionals write effective proposals for dissertations and grants. Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, Proposals That Work offers clear advice backed up with excellent examples. In its fifth edition, the authors have integrated a discussion of the effects of new technologies and the Internet on the proposal process with URLs listed where appropriate. In addition, there are new sections covering alternative forms of proposals and dissertations and the role of academic rigor in research. As always, the authors have included a number of specimen proposals, two that are completely new to this edition, to help shed light on the important issues surrounding the writing of proposals. Clear, straightforward, and reader-friendly, Proposals That Work is a must-own for anyone considering writing a proposal for a thesis, a dissertation, or a grant.Key Features:Four example proposals ('specimens') from experimental, qualitative, quasi-experimental, and grant renewal research, each with accompanying commentary and constructive criticismUpdated and expanded information on software and alternative suggestions to cover the wide range of resources available and used.Full chapters devoted to ethics, common mistakes in proposal writing, funding, the qualitative research proposal, and much more.
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