Learn how to write a successful research proposal with this user-friendly, step-by-step guide.
Research Proposals provides practical advice on how to deal with the seven basic questions that any research proposal needs to answer:
What is it all about?
What do we already know?
What do we need to find out?
How will we get the necessary information?
What will it cost and how long will it take?
Is the research socially acceptable?
What will be produced?
This is a valuable resource for students who need to conduct a research project as part of their studies and anyone who wants to submit an application for research funding. The new edition is perfect for master's students planning a dissertation, undergraduate students approaching their final year project, and PhD students applying for acceptance onto a doctoral programme.
"This is an insightful and easy to use guide for students and researchers. It will support creating a research proposal for both academic programme assignments and for preparation for conducting research. The logical format is useful and very clear to read. There is an excellent appendix providing a specimen research proposal with commentary boxes highlighting the important points."
Dr Alaster Scott Douglas, Reader in Education & Professional Practice, University of Roehampton, UK
"Everything that you need to know about how to put together a research proposal is in this book. It's the perfect guide for students and early career researchers who are writing a research proposal and have not had much experience. Impressive in its clarity and common sense, Denscombe's practical guide tells you not just what to do but why as he takes you step by step through the process. The book is crammed with useful tips, helpful examples, effective graphics, and a great checklist appendix. Highly recommended!"
Rosalind Edwards, Professor of Sociology and co-director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton, UK
"This is a highly practical book about the art of communicating why your research ideas are worthwhile, feasible and should be supported. It takes away any mystery about the process and so instils confidence."
Melanie Nind, University of Southampton, UK