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

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SAGE Publications, Apr 18, 2013 - Social Science - 408 pages
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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, Locke/Spirduso/Silverman’s Proposals That Work offers clear advice backed up with excellent examples. In the fifth edition, the authors have included 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.

 

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Contents

THE FUNCTION OF THE PROPOSAL
3
DOING THE RIGHT THING THE HABIT OF TRUTH
25
DEVELOPING THE THESIS OR DISSERTATION PROPOSAL SOME COMMON PROBLEMS
41
CONTENT OF THE PROPOSAL IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS
63
PREPARATION OF PROPOSALS FOR QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DIFFERENT ASSUMPTIONS
91
PROPOSALS FOR MIXED METHOD RESEARCH
121
STYLE AND FORM IN WRITING THE PROPOSAL
127
THE ORAL PRESENTATION
137
PREPARATION OF THE GRANT PROPOSAL
197
SPECIMEN PROPOSALS
227
THE EFFECTS OF PRIMATE VOCALIZATIONS BACKWARD SPEECH AND FILTERED SPEECH ON OBJECT CATEGORIZATION DURING T...
229
AN ADVISORY TEAM FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION TEACHERS AND THE PRINCIPALS PERCEPTIONS ON FOUR KEY DIMENSION...
263
THE NUTRITION CARE PROCESS OF FRONTLINE PEDIATRIC HIV PROVIDERS
305
HOW HIGHER EDUCATION IN PRISON AFFECTS STUDENTINMATES SOCIAL CAPITAL AND CONCEPTIONS OF SELF
335
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SUPPLEMENTARY REFERENCES
349
REFERENCES
365

MONEY FOR RESEARCH
155
MONEY FOR RESEARCH HOW TO ASK FOR HELP
157

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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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