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Research Proposals

General Guidelines on Writing Research Proposals

Discipline-specific Research Proposal Guidelines and Samples

Recommended Print Resources

  • Cooksey, R., & McDonald, G. (2019). Surviving and thriving in postgraduate research (2nd ed.). Springer. (electronic resource)
  • Creswell, J. W. (2018). Qualitative inquiry & research design: Choosing among five approaches (4th ed.). Sage Publications. (UL H61 .C73 2018)
  • Damaskinidis, G., & Christodoulou, A. (2019). Writing research proposals for social sciences and humanities in a higher education context. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (electronic resource)
  • Denscombe, M. (2012). Research proposals: A practical guide.Open University Press. (H62 .D466 2012)
  • Fetters, M. D. (2020). The mixed methods research workbook: Activities for designing, implementing, and publishing projects. Sage. (UL H62 .F4135 2020)
  • Gerring, J. (2017). Applied social science methodology: An introductory guide. Cambridge University Press. (UL H61 .G4659 2017)
  • Harrington, M. (2020). The design of experiments in neuroscience (3rd ed.). Cambridge University Press. (MD WL20 .H37 2020)
  • Hofmann, A. H. (2017). Scientific writing and communication: Papers, proposals, and presentations (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. (UL Q223 .H63 2017)
  • Lammasniemi, L. (2018). Law dissertations: A step-by-step guide. Routledge. (UL Law KD442 .L36 2018)
  • Lester, J. D., & Lester, J. D. Jr. (2013). The essential guide: Research writing across the disciplines (6th ed.). Pearson. (CC LB2369 .L47 2013)
  • Marshall, C., & Rossman, G. B. (2016). Designing qualitative research (6th ed.). Sage. (UL H62 .M277 2016)
  • Privitera, G. J. (2020). Research methods for the behavioral sciences. Sage Publications. (UL BF76.5 .P65 2020)
  • Punch, K. F. (2016). Developing effective research proposals (3rd ed.). (UL H62 .P92 2016)
  • Schneider, Z., & Fuller, J. (2018). Writing research proposals in the health sciences: A step-by-step guide. Sage Publications. (UL W20.5 .S356 2018)
  • Silverman, D. (2017). Doing qualitative research (5th ed.). Sage. (UL H62 .S55 2017)
  • Striano, T. (2016). Doing developmental research: A practical guide. The Guilford Press. (UL BF713 .S766 2016)
  • Thomas, C. G. (2021). Research methodology and scientific writing (2nd ed.). Springer. (electronic resource)
  • Urban, J. B., & Van Eeden-Moorefield, B. (2018). Designing and proposing your research project (1st ed.). American Psychological Association. (UL BF76.5 .U73 2018)


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