Proposing your research

Mills, Jane, and Birks, Melanie (2014) Proposing your research. In: Mills, Jane, and Birks, Melanie, (eds.) Qualitative Methodology: a practical guide. Sage, London, United Kingdom, pp. 201-220.

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[Extract] The process of writing your research proposal is an opportunity to clarify and solidify aspirational thinking into a realistic plan of action. Usually we approach a potential qualitative research study with only a loose idea of what we would like to investigate. For those considering a graduate research program, there is often lots of rather romantic talk among your peers, and sometimes your lecturers and supervisors, about the importance of having a 'passion' for your topic that will sustain you through the three plus years that you will engage in this work. We take a much more pragmatic, project management approach to the conceptualization and execution of a qualitative research study that will become apparent as you read through this chapter.

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ISBN: 978-1-4462-4898-0
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 02:42
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