SAGE Journal Articles
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(5.1). This is an older but still useful publication; it makes some practical points to help you write a research proposal.
Abstract: Proposal writing, while not an easy task, need not be an unpleasant one. The checklist and suggestions provided here should help to assure that is the case.
(5.2). This article provides you with some relevant information if you want to propose a qualitative research study.
Abstract: Although they complain that qualitative proposals are not reviewed fairly when funding agencies use quantitative criteria, qualitative researchers have failed the system by not developing alternative criteria for the evaluation of qualitative proposals. In this article, the author corrects this deficit by presenting criteria to assess the relevance, rigor, and feasibility of qualitative research. These criteria are not a checklist but rather a series of questions that can aid a reviewer, adept in qualitative methods, to comprehensively evaluate and defend qualitative research.
(5.3). This article also provides you with some relevant information if you want to propose a qualitative research study.
Abstract: Writing the proposal for a qualitative research methodology study is a double challenge because of the emergent nature of qualitative research design and because a methodology study entails describing a process to produce a process. How the authors addressed this challenge is shown in the annotated text of the grant proposal "Analytic Techniques for Qualitative Metasynthesis" funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research. Appealing qualitative research proposals adhere to principles that engage writers and readers in an informative and mutually respectful interaction.