Little Quick Fix
- Zina O'Leary - The Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Little Quick Fix
Essays/Dissertations | Research Design | Theses & Dissertations
When it comes to research proposals, there's the good, the bad, and the messy; there are essential elements and students often forget them, miss them, or struggle to find a workable plan.
Zina O'Leary's Research Proposal Little Quick Fix gives you a clever, beautiful workbook packed with real-life examples to keep you on track. Use it to: work through guided exercises; understand the elements of the proposal; and, put them together thoughtfully to create your very own research proposal—fast.
Little Quick Fix titles provide quick but authoritative answers to the problems, hurdles, and assessment points students face in the research course, project proposal, or design—whatever their methods learning is.
- Lively, ultra-modern design; full-colour, each page a tailored design.
- An hour's read. Easy to dip in and out of with clear navigation enables the reader to find what she needs—quick.
- Direct written style gets to the point with clear language. Nothing needs to be read twice. No fluff.
- Learning is reinforced through a 2-minute overview summary; 3-second summaries with super-quick Q&A
- DIY tasks create a work plan to accomplish a task, do a self-check quiz, solve a problem, get students to what they need to show their supervisor.
- Checkpoints in each section make sure students are nailing it as they go and support self-directed learning.
- How do I know I’m done? Each Little Quick Fix wraps up with a finale checklist that allows the reader to self-assess they’ve got what they need to progress, submit, or ace the test or task.
This semester is my first time having to go through the official research proposal process, and it was a little terrifying! So having this book (and the Little Quick Fix: Research Question) available was super helpful. It really helps you get over that initial "What the heck am I even going to DO?!?!
I found this source too simplistic, and missed some aspects I wanted to deep dive into a little more- such as the literature review.
The short format is extremely accessible to undergraduate students or graduate students designing their first research projects. Clear step-by-step explanation makes the process less intimidating until they get better through practice.
A breif focused look at a key element in the research process.
This little book offers excellent guidance for students and less experienced researchers on writing a research proposal. It is highly practical, but uncompromising in demanding clarity of thought in preparing the proposal. The step-by-step workbook contained with its pages offers a valuable pathway for students that explains each of the steps necessary to achieve a well-organised and convincing research proposal and makes the prospect less daunting.
It helps in a small part of the Course
Great for helping students to form ideas for their research proposals
Excellent quick information to help UG and PG students
Focused and accessible
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: What is the purpose of a research proposal?