Useful readingSupport & tools
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This Libguide provides a systematic guide to the different phases and activities of a master's or doctoral research project and introduces the researcher and research student to relevant Library sources, tools and services offered along the way.
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How to Prepare a Dissertation Proposal - David R. Krathwohl; Nick L. Smith
Call Number: JS Gericke Library, Research Commons RCOM 808.02 KRA and other locations
ISBN: 0815681410
Publication Date: 2005-05-01
This book will guide you through the steps of drafting a dissertation proposal. It is an assembly manual that will (1) identify and explain the components of a dissertation proposal, (2) assist you in constructing the needed elements, and (3) guide you in combining the pieces to produce a complete and convincing proposal.

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Proposals That Work - Lawrence F. Locke; Stephen J. Silverman; Waneen W. (Wyrick) Spirduso; Waneen W. Spirduso (Editor)
Call Number: JS Gericke Library Research Commons (RCOM 001.44 LOC) and other locations
ISBN: 1412924235
Publication Date: 2007-02-13
Description: Part I present generic information that applies to all research proposals and to discuss some of the problems peculiar to the use of proposals in graduate education.

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Developing Effective Research Proposals - Keith F. Punch
Call Number: JS Gericke Library RCOM 300.72 PUN
ISBN: 1412921260
Publication Date: 2006-10-27
Description: This book is mainly written for graduate students. It's central purpose is to help students develop research proposals.



  • Fouche, C.B & Delport, C.S.L. (2012). Writing the research poposal. In Vos, A.S., Strydom, H., Fouche, C.B, & Delport, C.S.L. Research at grass roots. 4th ed. (p.101-112). Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers.
    Call Number: 361.3072 RES & BPK 3614.3072 RES  
    Description: Outlines how the research proposes to undertake a research project.  
  • Leedy, P.L. & Ormrod, J.E. (2013). Writing the research proposal. In Practical research: planning and design. 9th ed. (p.119-138). Boston: Pearson.   
    Call Number: RCOM 001.4 LEE & BPK 001.42 LEE
    Description: The proposal lays out the problem for research, describes exactly how the research will be conducted, and outlines in precise detail the resources the researcher will use to achieve the desired results.
  • Maree, K. & Van der Westhuizen, C. (2007). Planning a research proposal. In Maree, K. ed. First steps in research. 1st ed. (p. 24-44). Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers.          
    Call Number: 001.42 FIR & TEOL 001.42 FIR   
    Description: After studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following: identify the first three steps in designing a research proposal; describe in detail the different aspects of the proposal outline; demonstrate how the different aspects of a research poposal are applied practically; explain what is meant by your conceptual framework.
  • Bak, N. (2005). Developing and submitting a research proposal. In Completing your thesis: a practical guide. (p.1-35). Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers.        
    Call Number: RCOM 808.066 BAK & BPK 808.066 BAK & TEOL 808.066 BAK   
    Description: The aim of this chapter is to help you develop a sound proposal, one that will enable you to write your thesis in a focused and disciplined way.                                                                                                                                                        

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