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NCJ Number: 51733 Find in a Library
Title: PROPOSALS THAT WORK - A GUIDE FOR PLANNING RESEARCH
Author(s): L F LOCKE; W W SPIRDUSO
Corporate Author: Teachers College Press
Teachers College
Columbia University
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 252
Sponsoring Agency: Teachers College Press
New York, NY 10027
Sale Source: Teachers College Press
Teachers College
Columbia University
1234 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS GUIDE FOR PREPARING RESEARCH PROPOSALS OFFERS SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS A NOVICE RESEARCHER IS LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER IN PLANNING THE PROJECT, WRITING THE PROPOSAL, AND COMPLYING WITH GOVERNMENT AND UNIVERSITY GUIDELINES.
Abstract: DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED APPROVAL OF OR FUNDING FOR MASTERS OR DOCTORAL LEVEL RESEARCH, THIS GUIDE EXAMINES THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS NEEDED TO PLAN RESEARCH AND PRESENT THE PROPOSAL EFFECTIVELY. IT EXAMINES UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS AND RELEVANT GOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS GOVERNING PROPOSALS. METHODS OF PLANNING THE RESEARCH ARE DETAILED POINTING OUT THAT CAREFUL PLANNING AT THE PROPOSAL STAGE SIMPLIFIES THE ACTUAL RESEARCH PHASE. THE PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS IS FOLLOWED FROM SELECTION OF A TOPIC, THROUGH THE ACTUAL WRITING, TO PRESENTATION TO A COMMITTEE. STYLE, FORM, AND CONTENT ARE CONSIDERED IN A DISCUSSION. POTENTIAL PROBLEMS IN DEVELOPING A PROPOSAL, PROBLEMS RELATED TO CONDUCTING STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, OBTAINING OF INFORMED CONSENT FROM SUBJECTS, THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS AND PROPERLY USING PILOT STUDIES ARE REVIEWED. SPECIMEN PROPOSALS ARE ANALYZED. TABLES AND GRAPHS ILLUSTRATE THE TYPES OF PRELIMINARY DATA WHICH SHOULD BE INCLUDED. APPENDIXES INCLUDE SOME GENERAL STANDARDS FOR JUDGING THE ACCEPTABILITY OF A THESIS OR DISSERTATION PROPOSAL, STANDARDS FOR THE USE OF HUMAN SUBJECTS, A SPECIMEN FORM FOR INFORMED CONSENT, AND AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SUPPLEMENTARY REFERENCES. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Higher education; Planning; Procedure manuals; Regulations; Research; Research design; Research methods
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