Proposals That Work A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals

ISBN-10: 1412924235

ISBN-13: 9781412924238

Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)

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Description: Previous editions of this bestseller 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, the Fifth Edition of Proposals That Work has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples. New to the Fifth Edition: ???? Discusses the effects of new technologies: The effects of new technologies on the proposal process are addressed and URLs are included where appropriate. Improves utility, relevance, and ease of use: Based on continuing feedback from readers, the book has been reshaped to provide examples and advice that better fits the needs of the book??'s readership.????Contains valuable advice and information on funding: The authors provide essential information on identifying and obtaining student funding for theses and dissertations. They also include a full chapter for scholars and professionals on applying for research grant funding.Offers a new section devoted to alternative dissertation formats: This addition more closely links the proposal with the subsequent dissertation and, in turn, with the production and publication of research reports. Provides guidelines to encourage uses of Microsoft PowerPoint: The authors give advice on how to use Microsoft??'s powerful tool for creating graphics an adjunct to clarity rather than an enticing distraction. Incorporates many updates throughout: These include greater coverage of focus group research, new coverage of mixed methods designs, two new sample proposals, and much more! Intended Audience: ???? Clear, straightforward, and reader friendly, this is a must-have resource for anyone considering writing a proposal for a thesis, a dissertation, or a grant.

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Book details

List price: $71.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

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
The Function of the Proposal
Doing the Right Thing
'The Habit of Truth'
Developing the Thesis or Dissertation Proposal
Some Common Problems
Content of the Proposal
Important Considerations
Preparation of Proposals for Qualitative Research
Different Assumptions
Style and Form in Writing the Proposal
The Oral Presentation
Money for Research
Money for Research
How To Ask for Help
Funding Student Research
Preparation of the Grant Proposal
Specimen Proposals
Experimental Study
Qualitative Study
Quasi-Experimental Design
Funded Grant
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