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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The book focuses on the discussions and explanations of all the basic ideas, concepts and methods of research and thesis writing skills. The author presents the basic ideas, concepts and principles using a simple language which is easy to understand by both graduate and undergraduate students. This book consists of two parts. The first part deals with the basic ideas, concepts and principles of research Methodology. The second part deals with thesis writing from chapter one to chapter five. The methods for presentation, analysis, interpretation of data are explained. The book also provides a guide for evaluation of individual thesis work, research projects, as well as research papers. This book will be a resource to teachers and students of research methodology, research supervisors and those contemplating to do research work eventually writing their research reports.
One of the major components of the Postgraduate curriculum is writing thesis. Work for writing the Thesis is aimed at contributing to the development of a spirit of enquiry, besides exposing the candidate to the techniques of research, critical analysis, acquaintance with the latest advances in medical science and the manner of identifying and consulting available literature. Every candidate shall have to carry out work on an assigned research project under the guidance of a recognised Post Graduate Teacher, the result of which shall be written up and submitted in the form of a Thesis. Thesis shall have to be be submitted at least six months before the Theory and Clinical / Practical examination. Acknowledgement: Dr Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib; Dr Quazi Syed Zahiruddin
Hand Book of Thesis- (Drafting & Writing Thesis) is one of its kinds that provides the applied structure of thesis and dissertation writing for any Social Science and Management scholar to use, refer and apply in thesis writing. Lucid and simplicity with direct appli9ed examples provides this book an edge over the theoretical texts. This is the hand book and hand tool of thesis drafting. The contents cover all technical aspects to cover page to en page of any thesis with right sequencing, technical structure and research jargons for direct referencing and use. International standards and examples are used for making the life of a research scholar easy. Every technical writings are provided with minute details like Table of Content, List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Abbreviations, List of Local Names and Places, Chapter wise structure, all technical jargon headings, sourcing, citation, referencing, bibliography, appendices etc. all that is required for a complete thesis writing. This is a complete guide book for research scholars in their thesis drafting in Ph. D., M. Phil. & Master programmes.
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 comprehensive and easy to read thesis clearly describes the phases of action research. This is an excellent guide to help educators and teacher educators develop in curriculum implementors the knowledge, confidence and positive attitudes required for successful curriculum implementation. Research students will find this thesis very useful in providing a wide span of research studies in the field of science and technology education, teacher education and curriculum implementation. The suggested Contextual Needs Implementation Model (CNIM) is intended for adaptation to be applied in any context.
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.
Based on the experience of students worldwide, this book offers practical advice to research students struggling with the complexities of structuring their arts, humanities or social science thesis. Real-life case studies vividly introduce a number of alternative approaches, providing students with new ideas for structuring their work.
Research in Environment is a quick guide to students on how to tackle project and thesis writing. The book’s approach is to introduce readers to a concise account of research and link it to everyday activity in science. The book also provides insight to formal research in the pure sciences and those of the environment. This book in a sense is a starting point in defining what research in the environment should be. Students and general readers will find it interesting as it covers social research in addition. The book does not assume that the reader is vast in the subject area. It begins with addressing the fundamentals of research by describing the philosophical roots. The research process follows with descriptions of practical topics like variables, the problem, experimental design, data management and how to organize a thesis.
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.
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.
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.
Therapeutic Justice: Life Inside Drug Court is a documentary film about the highly innovative and successful drug court in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The film shows the inner-workings of this cutting-edge rehabilitation program through the eyes of a judge who receives national recognition and a professional football player who struggles with drug addiction. Of 2,400 drug courts in the country, the Washington-Madison County Drug Court in Fayetteville is the only one with its own TV show. The film and the accompanying written thesis make a case for drug court as a preferred alternative to prison for the treatment of addicts. The written thesis contains an in-depth feature story about the Washington-Madison County program, a qualitative research proposal investigating the effects of cameras in drug court, a narrative describing the production of the documentary, and the film script.
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.
This book is meant to help fine artists to get inspired into conducting research and research writing because the primary initiative should be to use your education to communicate to others what you have learned while simultaneously advancing your own knowledge. This research book gives a brief, clear and easy guide on how one can carry out research in the field of fine art and design. Mwesiga shows how art can be lifted to the higher level, through publishing the book that gives a self-guide on how to carry out a research in fine art and design. He aims at making fine art become a simple and easy unit to all in that he has published an art history book entitled A Short Hoard on History of Art & Appreciation, which gives brief approaches of art history. With this research book it gives a brief, clear and easy guide on how one can carry out research in the field of fine art and design.
This book contains scientific research from the doctoral thesis “Contributions to the scientific approach of quality and quality management” written by Assoc. Prof. PhD Amelia Bucur, thesis that was realized under the scientific coordination of Prof. PhD Eng. DHC Constantin Oprean. Moreover, the book contains new unique aspects and aspects published by the authors in papers or works presented at conferences. The book also presents a result of the research activity done within the project of post-doctoral research “Contributions to the scientific approach of quality and quality management by modeling and simulation”, however, it may also be bibliographic material for courses of “Operational research”.
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.
This book deals with passsive safety with respect to child pedestrian and cyclist. Author?s effort was aimed at research of methodology of passive safety testing of vulnerable road users regarding to children population as a continuous research initiated in dissertation thesis. Related to the fact that current legal certification procedure concerning children passive safety is based on child head form test only, several series of dynamical passive safety tests of vehicle M1 category collision with child dummy P6 were performed. The dummy was modified according to non-standard data acquisition demands related to body regions. The subject of the research in this thesis is proposal and implementation of full-scale tests matrix, consequently the biomechanical load distribution analysis, the sensitivity analysis with regard to variability of initial conditions and vehicle type. For the purpose of a pedestrian recognition, a vehicle response to contact with a pedestrian/cyclist was detected and the system limitation was formulated.
This book is on the basics of writing differnt reports like PhD thesis, Scientific research Proposals, Practicle training reports submitted to companies and industry, Research papers, The book gives a detailed about the concept of communication, the ways to communicate and how to communicate effectively. The main objective of the book is to provide basic guidelines to the students and faculties in writing a proper project report (summer or winter), Research project proposals, Research Paper and a good M.Tech and PhD. Thesis report. The book contained six different chapters emphasizing different kinds of reports.At the end of the book, it contains samples of differnt reports for the reference of the students and the faculties.
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)