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Developing Effective Research Proposals, 2d ed.


Developing effective research proposals, 2d ed.

Punch, Keith F.

Sage Publications


164 pages



Essential resources for social research


Punch (education, U. of Western Australia) outlines, for graduate students, how to develop research proposals that are empirical and in the field of social science. He describes what a proposal is, who reads it, and why; guidelines for development, theory and literature, qualitative and quantitative methods, and writing; and examples of five finished proposals. This edition includes sections on reviewing literature and academic writing, and more on ethical issues and getting started in proposals development. A glossary has also been added, and there are more examples.

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