Developing Effective Research Proposals

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Cover title: author: publisher: isbn10 | asin: print isbn13: ebook isbn13: language: subject publication date: lcc: ddc: subject: Developing Effective Research Proposals Essential Resources for Social Research Punch, Keith. Sage Publications, Inc. 0761963553 9780761963554 9780585386072 English Social sciences--Research--Methodology, Proposal writing in the social sciences. 2000 H62.P92 2000eb 300/.72 Social sciences--Research--Methodology, Proposal writing in the social sciences. cover next page > Page i Developing Effective Research Proposals < previous page page_i next page > Page ii Series Editor: Keith F Punch, University of Western Australia A series of short practical ‘how-to’ books aimed at the…show more content…
k 5.3.3 Sample 5.3.4 Data collection (instruments, procedures, ethical issues) 5.3.5 Data analysis 5.4 The question of methodological expertise 5.5 Review concepts and questions Notes 6 Writing the Proposal 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Proposal headings 6.3 Qualitative proposals Notes 7 Tactics 7.1 Introduction 7.2 General tactical issues 7.3 Departmental (or University) guidelines 7.4 Getting started 7.4.1 The ‘two pager’ 27 27 29 29 30 30 32 32 34 35 37 38 40 41 42 45 46 48 50 50 51 52 53 54 54 57 60 60 62 63 65 65 66 75 78 79 79 80 80 82 83 < previous page page_vi next page > Page vii 7.4.2 The ideas paper 7.4.3 Working deductively 7.5 The value of discussion 7.6 The value of writing it down 7.7 Three common dilemmas 7.7.1 Several topics at once 7.7.2 Getting to closure versus getting to closure too quickly 7.7.3 Focus on context, background and literature versus focus on research questions 7.8 The importance of clarity 7.9 Examples of proposals Notes Appendix 1: Disentangling the terms ‘perspective’, ‘strategy’ and ‘design’ Appendix 2: Questions to guide proposal development References Index 83 84 84 85 85 86 87 88 89 90 109 111 114 119 123 < previous page page_vii next page > Page viii Figures 2.1 Simplified model of research (without hypotheses) 3.1 Simplified model of research (with hypotheses) 4.1 Pre-specified versus unfolding: the timing of structure 18 31 41 < previous page page_viii next page > Page ix Boxes and Tables 3.1

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