Developing research proposals.

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Author / Creator:Denicolo, Pam.
Imprint:London : Sage publications, 2012.
Subject:Proposal writing for grants.
Proposal writing for grants.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Prologue
  • Serendipity
  • Intended Readers
  • Overview of the Rook
  • The task before You
  • What is a Research Proposal?
  • a Pervasive Task Defined
  • a Celebration of Difference
  • First Steps in Meeting the Needs of the Audience
  • Finding out about Research Degree Opportunities
  • Finding out about Research Funding Opportunities
  • General Preliminary Explorations
  • Skills Inventory
  • 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
  • What Are the Key Aspects of Proposal Preparation?
  • Pre-Preparation
  • The title, abstract and covering letter
  • The body of the oposal - audience and style
  • Developing your proposal draft
  • Language register, voice and verb tense
  • The conceptual framework
  • Stages in the production of proposal - advance planning
  • The constraints of time
  • What Should be Included in the Introduction, Rationale and Literature Review?
  • Orientating Your 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
  • 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
  • What Should be Included in the Methodology/Research Implementation Sections?
  • Consistency between purpose and procedures
  • Clarification of 'shorthand' terms
  • 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
  • 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
  • What Planning and Organisation Details Are Required?
  • Establishing goals and deadlines
  • Project planning and time management
  • Research governance
  • People management
  • Schedules and Timelines
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Appendix 1. Funding Sources
  • Appendix 2. Resources
  • Glossary
  • Index