Developing research proposals.

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Author / Creator:Denicolo, Pam.
Imprint:London : Sage publications, 2012.
Description:p.
Language:English
Subject:Proposal writing for grants.
Proposal writing for grants.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8853585
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ISBN:0857028650
9780857028655
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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505 0 |a Machine generated contents note: 1.What is a research proposal? -- A pervasive task defined -- A celebration of difference -- First steps in meeting the needs of your readership -- Finding out about research degree opportunities -- Finding out about research funding opportunities -- General preliminary explorations -- Skills inventory -- 2.When is a research proposal required and why? -- Motivation -- Sources of funding -- Gaining a richer view of funders' requirements -- Gaining financial awards for study -- Identifying potential supervisors/advisors -- Securing a place on a higher degree by research programme -- Sections within a proposal --- what funders or research degree reviewers are looking for -- Main features of proposals -- 3.What are the key aspects of proposal preparation? -- Pre-preparation -- The title, abstract and covering letter -- The body of the proposal --- audience and style -- Developing your proposal draft -- Language register, voice and verb tense -- 
505 0 |a Contents note continued: The conceptual framework -- Stages in the production of the proposal --- advance planning -- The constraints of time -- 4.What should be included in the introduction, rationale and literature review? -- Orientating the reader to your purpose -- The introduction -- The rationale -- Preparing for the literature review -- The literature review itself -- The process of searching the literature -- Constructing your argument -- 5.What is the significance of the aims, objectives and research questions/hypotheses? -- Level of specificity required -- Clarification of terms --- aims and objectives -- Research questions and hypotheses -- Paradigms -- Why paradigm identification is important -- The link between aims/objectives and research questions/hypotheses -- 6.What should be included in the methodology/research implementation sections? -- Consistency between purpose and procedures -- Clarification of `shorthand' terms -- 
505 0 |a Contents note continued: Methodology --- approach and justification -- Consistency and justification -- Research using positivist approaches -- Presenting and analysing quantitative results -- Research using interpretivist approaches -- Presenting and analysing qualitative results -- Using the right language -- Ethical considerations -- Evaluation plan -- 7.What financial considerations are required? -- The ground rules of budgeting -- The financial demands of a research degree project -- Financial considerations for all researchers -- Types and styles of budgets for funding applications -- Key elements of the budget: personnel -- Key elements of the budget: operating costs -- The budget after submission of the proposal -- 8.What planning and organisation details are required? -- Establishing goals and deadlines -- Project planning and time management -- Implementation plans -- Research governance -- People management -- Schedules and timelines -- 
505 0 |a Contents note continued: 9.Who are the other potential contributors to and referees for your project? -- Building professional relationships -- Building on overviews of requirements -- Making contacts and seeking help -- Developing collaborations and partnerships -- The review process -- What reviewers are seeking from proposals -- Reality check --- grit your teeth! -- 10.Where does it end? Reactions, reflections and anticipations -- After submission -- Receiving feedback from reviewers -- Reasons for rejection -- Responding to feedback -- Back to the beginning -- The continuous cycle of proposal writing. 
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