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Proposals That Work A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals

ISBN-10: 0803929870
ISBN-13: 9780803929876
Edition: 2nd 1987
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Book details

List price: $19.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Language: English

The thesis of this handbook is that the most important elements in research are planning and rigorous attention to design. Therefore it is essential for graduate students and novice researchers to develop the skills of planning and communicating plans effectively. 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.

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.

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
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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