Summary: Proposals That Work has provided two generations of students and professionals with useful advice on writing proposals for dissertations or grants. Written in an easy-to-follow style, it has both practical suggestions for the would-be writer and provides several lengthy exemplars that show how effective proposal writing can be done. In this new edition, the authors of this successful guide update their previous work with issues that have come to the forefront in rece ...show morent years. New chapters on ethics and oral presentations add to the bank of issues and skills addressed in previous editions. The growth of qualitative work in social science and related fields has led to a dramatically expanded chapter on qualitative proposal writing. Sections on literature searching, researching grant opportunities, pilot testing, and computer use have also been extensively updated, as has the selection of other resources available to the novice. Proposals That Work, Third Edition is an ideal tool for launching students and professionals into writing proposals for theses, dissertations, and grants.