Proposing Empirical Research: A Guide to the Fundamentals

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Provides step-by-step instructions for students who will be writing their first research proposal in the social and behavioral sciences.

Each major section is divided into short topics. For each topic, students complete an exercise that leads them toward the goal of preparing a proposal.

Numerous examples throughout the book make the recommendations for proposal writing come alive.

The model proposals at the end of the book illustrate proposal writing and provide material for classroom discussions.

Provides concrete guidance for students who will be writing proposals for both quantitative and qualitative research.

The structure of this book enables students to work independently with confidence while writing the first drafts of their proposals.

All steps in proposal writing are clearly described and illustrated.

Ideal for use in:

research methods classes where students write a proposal as a term project,

thesis/dissertation preparation classes,

senior research seminars where proposing and conducting research is a culminating undergraduate activity, and

any graduate-level seminar in which the instructor wants to incorporate a project that will engage students in critical thinking about the content area.

Written by our best-selling author, Mildred L. Patten. Your students will appreciate her clear and informative style.


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