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Research Proposals: A Practical Guide

Handbook / Manual

Series: Open UP Study Skills

By: Martyn Denscombe(Author)

192 pages, illustrations

Open University Press

Paperback | Aug 2012 | #208398 | ISBN-13: 9780335244065
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About this book

Whether you are an undergraduate student doing your final year project, a masters student writing your dissertation, or a PhD student applying for acceptance onto a doctoral programme, this practical book will help you to produce a successful and persuasive research proposal. Written by an experienced and best-selling author, Research Proposals uniquely draws a parallel between a research proposal and a sales pitch.

Research Proposals provides guidance on what to include and what to omit from your proposal and demonstrates how to 'sell' your research idea.

Denscombe ably guides you through each stage of the process:
- Choosing a research topic
- Reviewing the literature
- Formulating the research question
- Explaining the research methods
- Estimating the costs and planning the time involved
- Obtaining research ethics approval

With top tips throughout,Research Proposals provides an insight to the logic behind research proposals and the way that good proposals address 7 basic questions that readers will ask when they evaluate any proposal.

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Martyn Denscombe is Professor of Social Research at De Montfort University, UK. He is the author of the bestselling book The Good Research Guide (Open University Press, 2010) and Ground Rules for Social Research (Open University Press, 2009).

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