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Research Proposals

Recommended Print Resources

  • Denscombe, M. (2012). Research proposals: A practical guide. Maidenhead: Open University Press. (H62 .D466 2012)
    • Part 1: What is a good research proposal?
    • Part 2: How do I produce a good research proposal?
  • Lester, J. D., & Lester, J.D. Jr. (2013). The essential guide: Research writing across the disciplines(6th Ed.) Boston: Pearson. (CC LB2369 .L47 2013)
    • Chapter 1d: Drafting a research proposal
    • Chapter 9: Drafting the paper in academic style
  • Marshall, C., & Rossman, G. B. (2016). Designing qualitative research (6th Ed.)Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE. (UL H62 .M277 2016)
    • Chapter 4: The What of the study: Building the conceptual framework
    • Chapter 5: The How of the study: Building the research design
    • Chapter 10: Arguing the merits of your proposal and envisioning the final report
  • Punch, K. F. (2016). Developing effective research proposalsLos Angeles: SAGE. (UL H62 .P92 2016)
    • Chapter 4: Developing a general framework for proposals
    • Chapter 7: Writing the proposal
  • Striano, T. (2016). Doing developmental research: A practical guideNew York: The Guilford Press. (UL BF713 .S766 2016)
    • Chapter 5: Developing your research question and proposal


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