Proposing Empirical Research: A Guide to the Fundamentals

2nd Edition

Mildred L Patten

Published January 1, 2002
Textbook - 154 Pages
ISBN 9781884585449 - CAT# Y316232

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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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