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Writing a research proposal

Chris Todd

in Research Methods in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530251
eISBN:
9780191729980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses writing the research proposal and obtaining funding. It includes tips on how to navigate towards funding for a research proposal, and begins by stressing the importance of ... More


Getting Started

Julianne S. Oktay

in Grounded Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753697
eISBN:
9780199932627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753697.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter addresses the researcher who is considering whether grounded theory is appropriate for his or her study. It begins with a brief discussion of when qualitative methods such as those in ... More


Eve in the Garden of Health Research

Ann Oakley

in Social Support and Motherhood: The Natural History of a Research Project

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349457
eISBN:
9781447349464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349457.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The lives of most social researchers are dominated by the recurrent need to produce research proposals. This is particularly so for contract researchers — people who must raise their own salaries in ... More


Choosing, Designing, and Building the Legal Research Theme

P. Ishwara Bhat

in Idea and Methods of Legal Research

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199493098
eISBN:
9780199098316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493098.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

A research problem originates when the researcher considers the situation as complex, confusing and needs to probe into the way in which it can be resolved. The chapter discusses methods of selection ... More


Planning for Qualitative Research on the Internet

Christine Hine

in The Internet

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793891
eISBN:
9780190256081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793891.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on how to write research proposals for qualitative Internet research. It discusses the flexible adaptation of research plans in the face of emergent online events, and the ... More


Funding Scientific Knowledge: Selection, Disclosure, and the Public-Private Portfolio

Joshua S. Gans and Fiona Murray

in The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226473031
eISBN:
9780226473062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473062.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter takes a conceptual look at the issues associated with funding academic research. It begins with a paradox: when agencies funding scientific research emphasize basic research over ... More


Writing your research proposal

William Eardley

in An Introduction to Clinical Research

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199570072
eISBN:
9780191917868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199570072.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Medicine

In many ways it’s a reflection of yourself as a researcher and an insight into your proposed work. A poorly written proposal has the ability to wreck a project and embarrass the researcher before ... More


Conclusions

Lucia Quaglia

in The European Union and Global Financial Regulation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688241
eISBN:
9780191767517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688241.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter begins by recalling the puzzles and the research questions set out at the beginning of the book and summarizing the main findings. Subsequently, it outlines the contributions of the ... More


Writing Up and Speaking Back to the Literature

Anne Galletta and William E. Cross

in Mastering the Semi-Structured Interview and Beyond: From Research Design to Analysis and Publication

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732939
eISBN:
9780814732953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732939.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter outlines the process of writing up a study, sharing it with communities of interest, and positioning it within the literature. In preparing to write up the findings, one should return to ... More


Data collection and storage

Richard A. Seigel

in Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198726135
eISBN:
9780191825934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726135.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on the logistical preparation and planning needed to conduct successfully a field study on reptiles, with emphasis on the need for flexibility when working with often ... More


Concluding Notes

John H. Pencavel

in Diminishing Returns at Work: The Consequences of Long Working Hours

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190876166
eISBN:
9780190876197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876166.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, Economic History

Among the proposed explanations for the decline in hours in America and Britain since the midnineteenth century, the author identifies the influence of trade unions as the principal cause and offers ... More


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