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Proposing Empirical Research : A Guide to the Fundamentals

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ISBN13: 978-1884585258

Mildred L. Patten

ISBN13: 978-1884585258
ISBN10: 1884585256
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Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Provides detailed, step-by-step guidance on how to write a proposal for both quantitative and qualitative research. Numerous examples throughout the book make it easy to understand. Two complete proposals are presented at the end of the book.

Provides step-by-step instructions for students who will be writing their first research proposal in the social and behavioral sciences.

  • Each major section is divided into short topics. For each topic, students complete an exercise that leads them toward the goal of preparing a proposal.
  • Numerous examples throughout the book make the recommendations for proposal writing come alive.
  • The two sample research proposals at the end of the book illustrate proposal writing and provide material for classroom discussions.
  • Provides concrete guidance for students who will be writing proposals for both quantitative and qualitative research.
  • The structure of this book enables students to work independently with confidence while writing the first drafts of their proposals.
  • All steps in proposal writing are clearly described and illustrated.
  • Ideal for use in:
  • research methods classes where students write a proposal as a term project.
  • thesis/dissertation preparation classes.
  • senior research seminars where proposing and conducting research is a culminating undergraduate activity.
  • any graduate-level seminar in which the instructor wants to incorporate a project that will engage students in critical thinking about the content area.

  • Field tested with students just beginning their study of research methods, this book received very high student evaluations.
  • Written by one of our most popular authors, this new book is sure to please your students as much as her other books have.


Students will write better research proposals with this easy-to-follow new book.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part A: Getting Started

1. What Is Empirical Research?
2. Identifying Broad Problem Areas
3. Evaluating Broad Problem Areas
4. Identifying and Combining Variables
5. Identifying Treatment Variables
6. Considering Demographic Variables
7. Writing Purposes and Hypotheses


Part B: A Closer Look at Problem Selection

8. Finding Ideas in the Literature
9. Considering a Body of Literature
10. Considering Theories
11. Determining Feasibility


Part C: Selecting an Approach

12. Qualitative Research
13. Survey Research
14. Correlational Research
15. Experimental Research
16. Causal-Comparative Research


Part D: Organizing and Evaluating Literature

17. Organizing Literature by Topics
18. Evaluating Research Literature
19. Considering the History of a Topic


Part E: Writing the Introduction and Literature Review

20. A Separate Introduction
21. An Integrated Introduction and Literature Review
22. Writing the First Paragraph(s)
23. Using a Topic Outline
24. Being Selective and Critical


Part F: Proposing a Sample

25. Sampling in Qualitative Research
26. Random Sampling
27. Other Methods of Sampling: I
28. Other Methods of Sampling: II
29. Sample Size


Part G: Proposing Instrumentation

30. Qualitative Instrumentation
31. Proposing Published Instruments
32. Proposing New Instruments
33. Proposing to Measure Demographics
34. Ethical Issues in Measurement


Part H: Proposing Procedures

35. Nonexperimental Procedures
36. Procedures in Experiments
37. Ethical Issues and Procedures

Part I: Proposing Methods of Analysis

38. Qualitative Analysis
39. Analysis of Demographics
40. Relationships: Nominal
41. Relationships: Equal Interval
42. Group Differences


Part J: Concluding Tasks

43. Writing a Discussion Section
44. Giving the Proposal a Title
45. Preparing an Abstract
46. Developing a Timeline


Part K: Sample Proposals for Discussion

Sample Proposal 1: A Survey
Sample Proposal 2: An Experiment

Table 1: Table of Recommended Sample Sizes
Appendix A: Searching Literature Electronically

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