Proposals That Work


Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso,Stephen J. Silverman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452216851
Category: Social Science
Page: 383
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Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this Sixth Edition has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples.

The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing


Author: Cynthia E. Carr
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323366
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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In this practical, accessible guide for students, faculty, and other university personnel, author Cynthia E. Carr shares her best practices for planning, writing, and winning research grants based on her own experience submitting more than 300 grant proposals and securing millions of dollars in awards. Insightful, innovative, and informative, the book goes beyond coverage of standard grant writing to specifically address the issues faced by the higher education community, including the university bureaucracy and how to navigate it. The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing covers everything from budgets to submissions and federal to foundation competitions, giving novices the opportunity to leapfrog over some of the hard lessons that most college and university grant seekers must learn from trial and error and allowing those with more experience to sharpen their skills. “At last, a book aimed at helping college faculty learn the ins and outs of obtaining grant funding. Today more than ever, faculty at all types and level of schools want and need to pursue grant money to support their research efforts; and now they have useful tool to help them get started.” —Craig P. Donovan, Kean University “Insightful, innovative, and informative! A ‘must-read’ for the novice grant writer who is looking to gain some behind-the-scenes experience. I thoroughly enjoyed this text.” —Armen Shaomian, University of South Carolina “It is good, solid information, written in an understandable language. I like its honesty and straightforwardness. The author clearly knows the material and has information critical to the process of successful grant proposal writing.” —Sandra Yudilevich Espinoza, Salem State University “The inclusion of text about working with university-sponsored research and university relations is great. This is an important topic that, to my knowledge, has not been addressed in other grant writing books.” —Karen A. Randolph, Florida State University “The examples, boxes, and glossaries in the proposal are excellent and provide a ‘real-life’ look at the concepts being presented.” —Carol E. Gettings, State University of NY College at Buffalo

Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review


Author: Andrew Booth,Anthea Sutton,Diana Papaioannou
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473952816
Category: Reference
Page: 336
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Showing you how to take a structured and organized approach to a wide range of literature review types, this book helps you to choose which approach is right for your research. Packed with constructive tools, examples, case studies and hands-on exercises, the book covers the full range of literature review techniques. New to This Edition: Full re-organization takes you step-by-step through the process from beginning to end New chapter showing you how to choose the right method for your project Practical guidance on integrating qualitative and quantitative data New coverage of rapid reviews Comprehensive inclusion of literature review tools, including concept analysis, scoping and mapping With an emphasis on the practical skills, this guide is essential for any student or researcher needing to get from first steps to a successful literature review.

Essentials of a Qualitative Doctorate


Author: Immy Holloway,Lorraine Brown
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 1611326761
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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Have you been working toward a qualitative doctorate without a guide? Immy Holloway and Lorraine Brown are here to help. Breaking down the process step by step, this book gives essential advice on navigating the whole program. You’ll first get some tips on selecting a research topic and writing a proposal. From there, you’ll receive guidance on your research journey, all the way through the completion (and publication!) of your dissertation. Also included is a helpful recommended reading list broken down by research area. This book is an excellent resource for doctoral students of qualitative research and for those who are still considering whether to make the leap.

Reading and Understanding Research


Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Stephen J. Silverman,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483343286
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Ideal for students, novice researchers, or professionals, this indispensable resource serves as a road map for readers who need to analyze and apply research findings. It helps them think critically about the credibility of what they are reading by showing them how to identify problems and develop constructive questions. Key Features Assumes no prior knowledge of research procedures Provides readers with a step-by-step format for decoding the complex language and formats used in reports and reviews Includes the most common formats for both quantitative and qualitative inquiry Offers both illustrative examples and powerful training exercises Gives specific attention to strategies for critically appraising reported research Presents completely updated references as well as an annotated bibliography Intended Audience This text is appropriate for both upper-level undergraduate and graduate students across the social sciences enrolled in introductory research courses as well as students in professional preparation programs.

A Guide to Qualitative Meta-Synthesis


Author: Deborah Finfgeld-Connett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780815380597
Category: Medicine
Page: 140
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A Guide to Qualitative Meta-synthesis provides accessible guidelines for conducting all phases of theory-generating meta-synthesis research, including data collection, analysis, and theory generation. It is a research methodology that is designed to generate evidence-based theory by extracting, analyzing, and synthesizing qualitative findings from across published investigations. These theories provide scaffolding that can be used by health-care providers and other professionals to make context-based decisions and implement situation-specific actions. Theory-generating meta-synthesis methods stem from the qualitative research paradigm, especially grounded theory. Systematic and rigorous methods are used to identify topically related research reports that provide qualitative findings for analysis. The subsequent analysis of the data goes beyond merely reorganizing and recategorizing research findings. Newly synthesized concepts are developed, and the dynamic relationships among them are fully articulated. The validity of the resultant theory is ensured based on theoretical, methodological, and researcher triangulation; unbiased data collection and sampling strategies; inductive-deductive data analysis and synthesis strategies; and continuous reflexivity. Meta-synthesis-generated theories are highly important in environments where the use of normalized algorithms, guidelines, and protocols are on the rise. The types of theories discussed in this book will help service providers customize standardized tools so that the most effective evidence-based, yet individualized, interventions can be implemented.

Statistics for Archaeologists

A Common Sense Approach
Author: Robert D. Drennan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441904133
Category: Social Science
Page: 333
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In the decade since its publication, the first edition of Statistics for Archaeologists has become a staple in the classroom. Taking a jargon-free approach, this teaching tool introduces the basic principles of statistics to archaeologists. The author covers the necessary techniques for analyzing data collected in the field and laboratory as well as for evaluating the significance of the relationships between variables. In addition, chapters discuss the special concerns of working with samples. This well-illustrated guide features several practice problems making it an ideal text for students in archaeology and anthropology. Using feedback from students and teachers who have been using the first edition, as well as another ten years of personal experience with the text, the author has provided an updated and revised second edition with a number of important changes. New topics covered include: -Proportions and Densities -Error Ranges for Medians -Resampling Approaches -Residuals from Regression -Point Sampling -Multivariate Analysis -Similarity Measures -Multidimensional Scaling -Principal Components Analysis -Cluster Analysis Those already familiar with the clear and useful format of Statistics for Archaeologists will find this new edition a welcome update, and the new sections will make this seminal textbook an indispensible resource for a whole new group of students, professors, and practitioners.

Writing Dissertation and Grant Proposals

Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Author: Lisa Chasan-Taber
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466512075
Category: Mathematics
Page: 448
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Competition for research funds in epidemiology, preventative medicine, and biostatistics has never been more intense and, at the same time, the grant application and review process at such agencies as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is undergoing significant transformation. Writing Dissertation and Grant Proposals: Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics targets effective grant proposal writing in this highly competitive and evolving environment. Covering all aspects of the proposal writing process, the text: Provides summary checklists and step-by-step guidelines for grant structure and style alongside broader strategies for developing a research funding portfolio Explains how to avoid common errors and pitfalls, supplying critical do’s and don’ts that aid in writing solid grant proposals Demonstrates proven tactics and illustrates key concepts with extensive examples from successfully funded proposals Written by an established NIH reviewer with inside knowledge and an impressive track record of funding, Writing Dissertation and Grant Proposals: Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics is a virtual cookbook of the appropriate ingredients needed to construct a winning grant proposal. Therefore, the text is not only relevant for early-stage investigators including graduate students, medical students/residents, and postdoctoral fellows, but also valuable for experienced faculty, clinicians, epidemiologists, and health professionals who cannot seem to break the barrier to obtain NIH-funded research.

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation
Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230802087
Category: Education
Page: 312
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Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.

"Stretching" Exercises for Qualitative Researchers


Author: Valerie J. Janesick
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412980453
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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In this updated version of her innovative book, author Valerie J. Janesick extends her dance and yoga metaphors to strengthen her argument that tapping into one's artistic side—the side that is more creative and less inhibited—is fundamental to realizing one's potential as a qualitative researcher. This Third Edition provides a series of exercises that are both imaginative and immensely practical in helping students to see the artistic side of research.

Developing Effective Research Proposals


Author: Keith F Punch
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473966272
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy This is your step-by-step guide to success with your research proposal. This new edition covers every section of the proposal, telling you all you need to know on how to structure it, bring rigour to your methods section, impress your readers and get your proposal accepted. With practical tips and advice throughout, new features include: Comprehensive explanation of method and methodology, and how to maximize this crucial section of your proposal A new section on mixed methods: an increasingly common approach in research A new chapter on how to get it right with ethics Fresh exercises and activities, now for each key chapter. The Third Edition provides an authoritative and accessible guide for anyone tackling a research proposal. It is perfect for students in education, nursing, health, and across the social sciences.

Ethics and Anthropology

Ideas and Practice
Author: Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
Publisher: AltaMira Press
ISBN: 0759121885
Category: Social Science
Page: 196
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Ethics and Anthropology: Ideas and Practice is the first comprehensive and up-to-date book embracing issues and dilemmas faced by anthropologists in the discipline’s four fields.

Kuhn

Philosopher of Scientific Revolutions
Author: Wes Sharrock,Rupert Read
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745619293
Category: Science
Page: 248
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Thomas Kuhn's shadow hangs over almost every field of intellectual inquiry. His book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions has become a modern classic. His influence on philosophy, social science, historiography, feminism, theology, and (of course) the natural sciences themselves is unparalleled. His epoch-making concepts of 'new paradigm' and 'scientific revolution' make him probably the most influential scholar of the twentieth century. Sharrock and Read take the reader through Kuhn's work in a careful and accessible way, emphasizing Kuhn's detailed studies of the history of science, which often assist the understanding of his more abstract philosophical work. These historical studies provide vital insight into what Kuhn was actually trying to achieve in his The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: an endeavour far less extreme than either his 'foes' or his 'fans' claim. In the book's second half, Sharrock and Read provide excellent explications, defences and, where appropriate, criticisms of Kuhn's central concept of 'incommensurability', and tackle head on the crucial issue of whether Kuhn's insights concerning the natural sciences can be extrapolated to other disciplines, such as the social sciences. This is the first comprehensive introduction to the work of Kuhn and it will be of particular interest to students and scholars in philosophy, theory of science, management science and anthropology.

Questioning Numbers

How to Read and Critique Research
Author: Karin Gwinn Wilkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199747399
Category: Education
Page: 107
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Questioning Numbers: How to Read and Critique Research is a critical companion for students in research methods courses in any of the social sciences. This book helps teach students how to read and critique research that employs numbers in the course of empirical argument. Author Karin Gwinn Wilkins provides a list of guidelines for reading research and also presents a critical approach to judging and using numbers in navigating and changing social worlds. Illuminating the agendas and politics that can inform how research is conducted and interpreted, this text shows readers how to read and critique research contexts, research design, sampling strategies, definitions, research implementation, data analysis, and interpretation. It also provides strong pedagogical support, including key terms, review exercises, and end-of-chapter reflection questions. A flexible supplement to more comprehensive research texts, Questioning Numbers helps students to become more critical consumers and producers of quantitative research across the social sciences.

Concept Development in Nursing

Foundations, Techniques, and Applications
Author: Beth L. Rodgers,Kathleen Astin Knafl
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 458
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This text presents state-of-the-art methods for developing concepts appropriate for nursing. It offers a wide array of approaches to concept development, ranging from the classic to the cutting-edge in a manner that balances philosophical foundations with techniques and practical examples.

Scientific Papers and Presentations


Author: Martha Davis,Kaaron Joann Davis,Marion Dunagan
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123847281
Category: Medical
Page: 368
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Electronic publishing and electronic means of text and data presentation have changed enormously since the first edition of this book was published in 1997. The third edition of Scientific Papers and Presentations applies traditional principles to today's modern techniques and the changing needs of up-and-coming academia. Topics include designing visual aids, writing first drafts, reviewing and revising, communicating clearly and concisely, adhering to stylistic principles, presenting data in tables and figures, dealing with ethical and legal issues, and relating science to the lay audience. This successful legacy title is an essential guide to professional communication, provides a wealth of information and detail and is a useful guide. Covers all aspects of communication for early scientists from research to thesis to presentations. Discusses how to use multi-media effectively in presentations and communication Includes an extensive appendices section with detailed examples for further guidance

Research Proposals

A Practical Guide
Author: Martyn Denscombe
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335244076
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 178
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This helpful step-by-step handbook will guide the reader through each stage of doing a research proposal from choosing a subject right through to writing it up.

Paradigms Explained

Rethinking Thomas Kuhn's Philosophy of Science
Author: Erich Von Dietze
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780275969998
Category: Philosophy
Page: 182
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Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions, which examines paradigm theory as it relates to philosophy of science, is among the most widely read--and debated--books in the history and philosophy of science. In Paradigms Explained, the author examines both the contributions and limitations of Kuhn's work on paradigm theory. Von Dietze's accessible writing style and thought-provoking exploration of Kuhn's impact on scientific, philosophical, and social thought engage the reader and offer new insights into the problematic yet influential ideas of one of the most prominent philosophers of science.