Unformatted text preview: Twenty-One Steps to a Proposal1 st rt here do you still
want to pursue the Droiect? Write an article for a 1. Browse, converse, think
journal 2. Idea sprouts: “What if...?" “Why does ..._?" 3. Narrow down: What do I want to know? no ye S is the is the
already well _ cleany
known? 4. Survey the literature impoﬂant? 5. Formulate a clear, speciﬁc question
6. Determine why answer might be important.
7. Closer literature review 5. Intensive literature review does the
question? is it clear
why the question
answered? 00 '3. ”"9 9. Consider various research designs.
desrgn the es
most V is an answer
appropriate? yes possible at all? 10. WRITE CONCEPT PAPER,
Get Committee Approva! 11. Continue to review the iiterature, seeking both
concepts and ways to measure what you want to ﬁnd. 12. Weigh the merits of various research methods
13. Weigh the merits of various means of analyzing data is one method the
most appropriate? is one
. , most
clear. yes . . .
meaningful 15. Specrfy all procedures In detasl results ? Return to appropriate step
between 9 and 15. did they
ﬂaws? 16. Prepare ﬁrst full draft of proposal
17. Share & discuss with colleagues & advisors 18. Conduct pilot study (KA1), analyze
data, and review all procedures
19. Revise proposal are there no .
substantial does it need 20. PRESENT PROPOSAL TO Problems?
signiﬁcant COMMITTEE 4
21. CARRY OUT YOUR RESEARCH 1 Modiﬁed by Jim Spickard from a ﬂowchart in Pro Deals That Work: A Guide for Plannin Dissertations and rant
Proposals by Lawrence F. Locke, Waneen Wyrick Splrduso, and Stephen J. Silverman (Sage, various editions). ...
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