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1st Edition

Proposal Writing for Business Research Projects

ISBN 9781032227214
Published December 22, 2022 by Routledge
136 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book helps students with the initial phases of their business research project, offering a clear step-by-step approach from defining aims and research questions through to conducting literature reviews and writing a methodology.

Features to aid learning include chapter objectives, plentiful real-life examples to demonstrate good practice, exercises to apply the concepts and further reading for proactive investigation.

A self-contained guide to every stage of writing an effective business research proposal, this text should be recommended reading for all advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Business Research Methods and embarking on a research project of their own.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: Selecting and presenting your topic. 1: Selecting your topic. 2: Writing your front matter. PART TWO: Academic writing. 3: Structuring your proposal. 4: Academic writing style. 5: Using evidence. 6: Paragraph writing. 7: Argumentation. PART THREE: Writing the rest of your proposal. 8: Writing the rest of your introduction. 9: Literature reviews. 10: Conceptual frameworks. 11: Writing your methodology/method section. 12: Producing a schedule. 13: Referencing. PART FOUR: Beyond your proposal. 14: Time and stress management. 15: Your supervisory relationship. 16: Next steps in your research.


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Dr Peter Samuels graduated with a first class honours in mathematics from Cambridge University and a PhD in mathematics and cognitive psychology from the University of Reading. He currently works as Senior Lecturer in Research Practice in the Business School of Birmingham City University. He leads undergraduate and master's level dissertation modules with about 1,000 students per year. He is passionate about developing both staff and students into competent academics and researchers. He is a self-taught academic writing tutor and previously set up and led a statistics advisory service at his university. He is involved in project and voluntary work in East Africa where he trains doctoral students in research proposal writing and research methods. He has published widely in mathematics education, research methods and learning development.