Are you new to research and daunted by the idea of constructing your own research proposal? Then this is the book you need! This book and accompanying web resource will answer all your questions about healthcare research by introducing you to the concepts, theories and practicalities surrounding it. The aim of both the book and the web resource is to help you to write a good healthcare research proposal – which is the starting point for any would-be student researcher. The book takes a look at the theory of research, the core of the topic, but also provides practical help and advice along the way. It takes the reader through the stages of the research process from developing the question to communicating the findings, demystifying the process on the way. The web resource works alongside the book, supplementing and expanding on the chapters, giving you the ability to prepare your very own research proposal. Explains key concepts in a clear, easy to understand way Includes activities and scenarios for you to work through which will also increase your understanding of research and research proposals Easily navigable web resource (www.researchproposalsforhealthprofessionals.com) Both book and website are arranged in the same order in which you would develop and write a research proposal Website includes downloadable research proposal template to complete step-by-step as you work through the book and web resource
Writing a good research proposal is a big challenge to post graduate scholars as well as researchers in the academic world. This book is aimed at helping such scholars to write a good research proposal. It is intended also to help them to think about their proposed research in a clear, structured and meaningful way. As discussed in the book, a good research proposal needs to present a researchable topic, statement of the problem, justification of the research project, sources of literature review, formulate research objectives, research questions and hypotheses, frame a theoretical background, some consideration of the methods, sampling, data collection tools and data gathering, data analysis procedures, outline of project activities, and finally present the list all references utilized to develop the research proposal. Thus, the present book guides social researchers with all those essential steps in research proposal writing with valuable examples. Hopefully, the scholars in the disciplines of social sciences, urban and urban planning will find this book as an important guide to their research work.
Technologies are being adopted and incorporated into nearly all organizations, particularly ecommerce which has the potential to radically change the way business is conducted globally. Many opportunities have been made available through the use of ecommerce in organizations in general, and particularly in Small to medium-sized enterprises with the early adopters' successes well publicized. Thus, many organizations not taking advantages of ecommerce are currently examining their options. The book addresses the issue of developing research proposal in information systems. It uses a research proposal developed by the author titled, “examining the factors that influence ecommerce adoption and diffusion in Small to Medium-sized Enterprises: a research proposal and preliminary findings” as a practical guide for developing research proposal in information systems. A book that guides students or practitioners in the development of research proposal has been absent from the research and practice discourses in information systems. The book is essential for researchers, graduate students and practitioners interested in developing a good research proposal for grants or postgraduate studies.
Introduction to Research Methods and Proposal Writing-1 is designed in response to numerous calls from students in universities and colleges, beginner research scientists, consultants and research assistants to grasp basic concepts, methods and techniques in social science research procedures. The book introduces readers to the evolution of social science research and gives a general overview of what social science research is and what it is not. Forms and types of social science research, research proposal design, methods and data collection techniques are discussed in details to enable students and beginner researchers explore innovative and goal oriented ways of writing excellent research reports, thesis and dissertations. Introduction to Research Methods and Proposal Writing-volume 1, however, does not discuss basic statistics and presentation of graphical data aspects of social science research methods. These are treated separately in ‘Introduction to Research Methods and Proposal Writing-volume 2’ by the same author. Readers are advised to get both volumes in order to maximise their research methods and report writing acumen.
A research proposal is a plan that indicates the strategy the researcher intends to use in search of answers to the main research problem and specific research questions.The actual format of the research proposal,as well as its contents can vary from study to study.However,a research proposal should consist of the components in this book.Although reality provides us with innumerable problems, selecting a research problem is a delicate task. Out of the great variety of questions arising from our environment,one has to sort out problems adequate for scientific investigation. Only general guidelines on how to choose and formulate a research problem can be stated.The difficulty of providing students with precise directive for the selection of research problems is due to the diversity of the possible topics and their sources.This book is an expansion of lectures to my students at the Catholic university of Eastern Africa,Egerton University, Laikipia University College, Nakuru Town Campus of Egerton University, Military students studying Military Science in Moi Air base in Kenya, and Maseno University postgraduate Students.The book is good to universities engaged in proposal writing.
This article provides practical information to those who have been asked to submit a research proposal/thesis as part of their application for admissions/graduations to a research degree as well as who are applying to external bodies for post graduate research funding.A research degree can be one of the best experiences of your life, what you gain along the way will serve you for the rest of your life, if only to make you a more confident and knowledgeable person in the life. In addition to make friends, meeting eminent researchers and being part of the research community, it will allow you to develop research skills as well as invaluable transferable skills which you can apply to academic life, your current employment or a variety of professions outside the academia.This article is only suggestions. They do not guarantee a successful research application. They may, however, help you prepare a carefully conceptualized and comprehensive proposal. This may not only be important to the members of the board who have to decide on your application, but also to yourself, by giving you a clear structure for your own work.
Written out of the author’s awareness of the problems many students and young researchers encounter when writing their research papers, this book is a simplified presentation of the fundamentals of research. Its technically simple style is aimed at making the book accessible to people of all academic persuasions. Most research studies or projects begin with a written proposal. For this reason, the book starts with a section on how to write a good standard research proposal. In the second section, the book discusses in detail the way in which a research project, dissertation or thesis must be outlined once the research proposal has been accepted. Chapter three looks specifically at a journal paper/article as another very important type of research paper. It gives a brief survey of important points to bear in mind when writing a journal article as well as the structure such a paper is expected to follow. Chapter four is a brief presentation of some of the methods of citation and reference styles commonly used in research.
The main objective of writing this book is to demystify research proposal and thesis/report writing. Readers will find useful information about undertaking the process of writing research proposal and tenets of writing thesis as well as report/dissertation. The book presents this information in simple and informative manner to make readers appreciate and understand it. The target audiences of this book are under-graduates and post graduates researchers. The major features of this book include; definition of research and basic terms in research process, types of research ,how to select a topic, formulation of research problem and hypothesis and research questions, research design, research instruments, data analysis and report writing techniques. In each section of this book, there are technical and methodological competences that guide students through the process of; planning and designing a viable research proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and writing report/thesis. The research principles contained in this book are applicable to both qualitative and quantitative research. A list of references is provided at the end of the book for further reading to extend the knowledge
This book provides researchers with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully accomplish milestones during the early stages of research activity. Specifically, it assists researchers in developing a skill set that includes developing a research question, writing the literature review, choosing a methodology, and creating a research proposal.
This book is meant to introduce new researchers in business studies with research techniques. The language used in writing this book is very simple and to the level of new researchers. The book can also be used by lecturers teaching business undergraduate research units. This book contains nine topics namely, introduction to research methodology, types of research designs, reviewing literature, formulation research questions, preparing research designs, data collection and ethical issues, processing and analyzing data, reporting the findings and the main components of a research proposal.
This book is for doctoral students in the fields of computing, engineering, health care, business and social sciences. A doctoral project proposal consists of elements such as a suitable doctoral project title, project background, literature review, research question, aim, objectives, possible outcomes, methodology, ethical considerations, project timescale, and reflection. All these elements are put in practice in a comprehensive example in this book.
Many books have been written to guide writing of proposals. However, the concentration of most of these books has been guides on either writing of research or grant proposals. This book concentrates on writing of both research and grant proposals. In particular, this text book is intended to serve as a text book for students and a reference for teachers in the fields of Project Management and Research Methodology. It is hoped that the book will also be of use to planning agents and all those people engaged in development endeavours. The book’s greatest claim to fame is that it has come out timely; and therefore its timely production should be taken advantage of by practitioners and members of the academia who are entrusted with the responsibility of guiding students in proposal writing.
This is a first grounded theory research on career development in China, reflecting contemporary Chinese managers' career changes shaped by the transitioning nature of the society. Through in-depth interviews and analysis, the study derived a theory of managerial voluntary career transition centered on a core category of career authenticity. This research project has received the 2012 Academy of Human Resource Development Dissertation of the Year Award. The proposal of this research has received a second prize of Li Ning Dissertation Proposal Award from International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR) in 2010.
Research is a fundamental part of midwifery practice. However, not everyone finds it easy to understand the basic principles, and particularly the language of research. This accessible handbook enables midwives and student midwives to firstly understand how to search and make sense of research evidence, how to write a research proposal and finally how to undertake a research study. The Handbook of Midwifery Research specifically focuses on the needs of midwives and students and helps increase the knowledge and understanding of midwifery research, enabling the reader to undertake research with confidence. With case studies, learning objectives and clear examples throughout, this is an essential purchase for any midwife or student wanting to understand or undertake research. This handbook includes useful tools and techniques to assist midwives and students to keep themselves up-to-date with the best available evidence, enabling them to apply this evidence to their own clinical practice. An essential resource for midwifery students as well as qualified midwives Clear, straightforward, and accessible in style Provides midwives and students with the skills to undertake research with confidence Provides examples throughout to apply research to midwifery practice Includes a glossary of research terms
Writing and submitting an acceptance research proposal is not a simple task and can be exasperating experience even for the most accomplished and experienced researchers. For most graduate students pursuing masters and PhD,the time for producing a research proposal and final dissertation is considered as a period of agony and utmost suffering.In most cases out rightly detest the whole idea of writing and submitting a proposal because the whole business seems to be too complex to accomplish.Arguably,in most Universities in Africa the time for producing a dissertation/thesis proposal and its final report is probably the most frustrating moment.However,despite all these challenges associated in writing a dissertation/thesis,there are still some students who write and submit acceptable dissertation proposals within the shortest time possible or within recommended time period.Students even produce their own proposals and final dissertations well before the officially stipulated time.The purpose of this book is to guide how students can successfully write their proposals.
This book deals with different aspects of social researches like meaning,purposes,characteristics, sampling styles,data collection tools,variables and statistical techniques used for social researches.Research proposal designing with framing relevant hypotheses according to research objectives is described here.How to select problem from our surrounding environment and then designing the research title is also discussed in detail.Selection of appropriate statistical calculations for different social researches is the highlighted feature of this book.It is very useful for various research purposes.
Written for anyone in higher education who is responsible for submitting and running a grant-funded project, Grant Seeking in Higher Education offers a hands-on resource for developing and managing the grant process from start to finish. Step by step, the authors will help you to identify and sort through potential sponsors, tap into campus support that is already in place, and prepare to write a targeted grant proposal that can generate results. Once you have completed the research, the book outlines the keys to writing a winning proposal, including an effective proposal narrative, thorough budget, and readable proposal package. To give grant seekers an extra edge, the book contains a toolkit of tested materials. These proven tools—templates, examples, and cheat sheets—are designed to help you approach your project as a grants professional would. Grant Seeking in Higher Education also spotlights the need for academic leaders to create a campuswide culture that fosters efficient and effective grant seeking. Praise for Grant Seeking in Higher Education «This book realistically provides great advice on proposal development and grants management. Additionally, readers receive a bonus as the authors have included some very helpful tools and templates that have assisted them in their grant endeavors.» —Gail Vertz, chief executive officer, Grant Professionals Association «This book is well researched, especially with regard to issues of collaboration, helpfully organized, and chock-full of practical advice—a must-have for any research development professional's bookcase!» —Holly Falk-Krzesinski, founding president, National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)
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The book targets bringing hope to both postgraduate students and lecturers. It helps the former not only to complete their dissertations in time but also enjoy the subject; and the latter to climb the academic ladders through publishing. It does this by solving some of the common problems of research which are never covered in other research methodology books. For instance, it brings in an aspect of writing styles that is assumed unproblematic. The book introduces writing styles such as 5Ws and H, the inverted pyramid and CREDIT. It also includes such topics such as looking for a research topic, ingredients of a research proposal, how to handle literature review, aspects of measurement in both quantitative and qualitative research, how to go about making a researcher-made questionnaire and interview skills.
About the Book The Research Handbook contains, (a) Definition & Meaning of Research (b) Characteristic of Research (c) Types of Research (d) Steps of Research Process (e) Steps of Developing Research Proposal (f) How to Write, Research Paper (e) Some basic Concepts of Research like, • Research Methods • Populations and Sampling • Statistical inference • Techniques & Errors • Statistical Distribution • Confidence Intervals • Degrees of Freedom • Sampling Distribution • t-Distribution • F-Distribution • Critical Ratio • Significance Level • Standard Error of Mean • Hypotheses & Testing • One-tailed and Two-tailed Test • Chi-square Test • ANOVA • ANCOVA • Reliability and validity of the test • Factor Analysis • Format of Research Report • Canonical Analysis • Cluster Analysis • Descriminant Analysis • Multi Variate Analysis • Path Analysis • Profile Analysis • MTMM • Single Subject Research • Triangulation The book clearly explains the basic concepts of research. This book is quite useful to research students & college teachers entring the threshhold of research. It will also be instructive to those who are curious to acquire correct understanding of the basic concepts of research.
Featuring a wealth of examples and practical advice, this is the best possible resource for students conducting research online. Bringing together key topics, this student-friendly textbook guides you through the design and execution of different online research methods.
Many graduating students find it difficulty writing proposals and projects due to the fact that they have little knowledge on the how to go about it. Most of them are always found complaining of not getting the needed attention. More so, they find it difficult defending their project work via presentation. Sequel to this difficulty, most of them end up giving out their projects to others to be written for them for a fee while the problem of defense still becomes an albatross around their necks. This observation is not really helping students and therefore the need to make available a comprehensive guide to help them write their own projects work and proposal with ease.This manual thus provides self explanatory information and steps for the students engaged in research. Students who use this manual would be capable of producing an excellent theses/project work without stress, and ease the tension during the defense of their works. The book covers student research and business proposal writings, student project and theses write ups, and preparation for defense. The manual is therefore recommended for all who are engaged in endeavours aforementioned.
A real-world guide to becoming a top-performing equity analyst. Praise for Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts: "Jim Valentine has taken his decades of experience as a highly successful security analyst and written an effective and comprehensive guide to doing the job right. I only wish I had this book by my side throughout my career" - Byron R.Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners LP "Given the fast pace and high-pressure nature of the markets, analysts don't have the luxury to make mistakes. James J. Valentine's Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts should be required reading for all new and experienced analysts, particularly those who were not lucky enough to be brought up in the business under a mentor. Valentine can be that mentor" - Jami Rubin, Managing Director, Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs "Jim's book is an excellent window into the world of securities research. Very few works cover the complete life cycle of an analyst and the necessary balance between theory and practice. This is one of them" - Juan-Luis Perez, Global Director of Research, Morgan Stanley "Valentine's book doesn’t rehash the basics of finance but covers all the nonacademic topics in terms of how the analysts should manage their time, resources, data, and contacts in order to come up with the best stock picks. This book is required reading for beginning analysts and a must-read for all analysts who want to develop an edge" - Carl Schweser, Founder of Schweser’s Study Program for the CFA Exam "Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts is by far the best written and most comprehensive book that I have read on how to become a top-notch analyst. I shouldn't be surprised; it was written by one of the best analysts that Wall Street has ever seen. Every securities firm should require their analysts to read this book" - Eli Salzmann, Portfolio Manager Most equity research analysts learn their trade on the job by apprenticing under a senior analyst. However, equity analysts who work for senior producers often have little time or incentive to train new hires, and those who do have the time may not have research skills worth emulating. Now, Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts offers promising equity research analysts a practical curriculum for mastering their profession. James J.Valentine, a former Morgan Stanley analyst, explains everything today's competitive analyst needs to know, providing practical training materials for buyand sell-side research analysis in the United States and globally. Conveniently organized for use as a learning tool and everyday reference on the job, Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts covers the five primary areas of the equity research analyst's role: Identifying and monitoring critical factors Creating and updating financial forecasts Deriving price targets or a range of targets Making stock recommendations Communicating stock ideas Expanding upon material covered in undergraduate courses but written specifically to help you perform in the real world, this authoritative book gives you access to the wisdom and expertise of leading professionals in the field. You'll learn best practices for setting up an information hub, influencing others, identifying the critical factors and information sources for better forecasting, creating a better set of financial forecast scenarios, improving valuation and stock-picking techniques, communicating your message effectively, making ethical decisions, and more. Without Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts, you're just treading water in the sink-or-swim world of the equity analyst.
This book has been written as a reference book covering different units and their sub-units of Research Methodology in Language Education. It has four units written in simple language so that the readers of the book can take advantage of it. Unit one deals with the basic concepts of research or theoretical concept of research. This unit primarily covers meaning, definition, characteristics of research, its purposes, variables, sampling procedure, sources and tools of data collection and different ways of analyzing the data. Second unit of this book deals with different types of research designs based on the various criteria. Third unit covers with different phases of research activities. It also deals with different operational levels in research. Lastly, last unit discusses the practical ideas/guidelines for preparing a research proposal and thesis writing. Beside these four units, it also has chapter wise subjective and objective questions along. This book will be beneficial for any persons who are interested to build up confidence in research methodology.
This book provides an introduction to basic research methods and techniques used by applied economists and other social science researchers especially in multidisciplinary research settings. The author introduces the book with the delineation of the scientific research method from other major types of human inquiry such as religions and extra-sensory perceptions. He then discusses the development of a research proposal followed by methods of collecting data and the analysis of these data. Special emphasis is placed on the identification and correction of various types of errors in the process of data analysis. The development of research reports and research ethics are also discussed. This book is useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students, consultants, researchers, and lecturers undertaking research in applied economics and also for other social scientists involved with multi-disciplinary research projects that interact social sciences with physical sciences in academia, government and the private sector. The book is a good reference for workers and officers of private sector agencies such as banks, retail stores and manufacturers for use in customer feedback surveys.
The first and foremost person I am grateful to is my supervisor Dr Hayley Myers who guided me throughout the research and served as a beacon of hope and motivation during the research process. The extraordinary motivation, support and guidance provided by my supervisor has helped me throughout the research process in different stages such as developing an appropriate research topic, preparing an effective research proposal and finally conducting the research and completing the associated research report. I would also like to thank all my colleagues and participants who gave me their previous time to conduct the research in an effective manner. I am also thankful to all my family members who have supported and motivated me throughout my life and the significant emotional support provided by my family has enabled me to conduct this research in an effective and appropriate manner. I also need to declare my appreciation to my old friends for their understanding, support and the time we have shared.
Best Practice: Process Innovation Management highlights best practice in innovation by bringing together practitioners and researchers in this field. This book presents contributions from leading academics and practitioners involved with innovation. They bring together all the strands of research, best practice and advice establishing an essential source of information for all involved with process innovation management.Combines key themes of 'best practice' and 'innovation'Foreword and chapter by Professor Richard Duggan, the DTI's Innovation DirectorProfessor Zairi is head of the European Centre for TQM at the University of Bradford
The instruments of research methodology will allow researchers to maintain and express the power of their line of work. At its best, an energetic research methodology can give a boost to the passion that so often fades after researchers join the profession. The goal of the book is to introduce researchers to the many research tools that can be used to inform research as well as to ideas about how and when to deploy them effectively. Topics include qualitative and quantitative methods and design managing, trend research, cultural diversity, official and structural research practice, tactical discussions of research process, and case studies. The book demonstrates the transformation of theory into a richly satisfying and more reliably successful practice.