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GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSAL ASSIGNMENT, ASSIGNMENT #2: Although there is much flexibility in writing proposals, yours should follow the following format to ensure you cover all your bases. The format is modified from Friedland and Folt (2000) and trimmed to be appropriate for your RFP. 1. Project summary [essentially a long abstract] 2. Project description a. Statement of the problem and its significance [“Problem is important, and here’s why”] b. Introduction and background i. Literature review [“I know the state-of-the-art, and am aware of what others have done”] ii. Conceptual or empirical model [“This is how I’ll approach the problem”] iii. Justification of approach [“This is why I’ll approach it like this”] iv. Objectives and hypotheses [“I’ve thought through how I’m going to do this”] 3. Research plan a. Overview of research design [“I know what I need to do”] b. Methods [“I’ve thought through the details and know what I’m doing”] c. Analysis and expected results [“I’ve thought through the consequences”] 4. Budget [“How much will this cost?”] 5. References PROPOSAL CHECKLIST: To ensure you’ve included everything you should, I’ve created the following checklist. Make sure you look this checklist over
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course GLY 4921 taught by Professor Snow,e during the Spring '08 term at University of South Florida.

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