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This book is incredibly useful for graduate students attempting to work out the ‘rules of the game’ of research proposal writing. Especially helpful are the exercises that can support students with tricky aspects such as developing research questions.
This third edition is a 'must have' for demystifying the proposal writing process. It includes mixed-method approaches and provides additional insights, tips, strategies, and examples that are indispensable. Just wish I had this book when I was struggling with my first proposal!
It provides a clear and easy-to-follow guide to putting together a proposal with detailed discussion of the topics that need to be included. The structure of the book reflects the proposal development process, from developing the general framework to writing different elements of the proposal. It begins with a helpful discussion of the reviewer, their expectations and the functions that the proposal needs to fulfill, which has relevance across all types of research proposal.
Keith Punch hits home with his concise account of the art and practice of proposal writing. In setting a research proposal assignment, it was essential that students develop an understanding of the reasons why a proposal is an essential part of the research process and what comprises an effective research proposal. Keith Punch's text offers this and more. If I'd just read Keith's book before submitting my last proposal to the ESRC I wouldn't be where I am now!
A very good book with practical step by step guide for anyone starting out on a research proposal. All elements covered comprehensively.