Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2016     Views: 87

A research proposal explains what you plan to study, questions you want to answer, a literature review of related research, what method(s) you will use to conduct your study (or collect data), and an explanation of why the research will be significant. Specific requirements and expectations of research proposals may vary according to professor, or discipline. If you have questions, consult your professor.

The library has several books and eBooks in our collection which can help answer your questions about writing a research proposal. Check out the web resources listed below or contact the Learning Center (UC Students) and Online Writing Center (COCE Students) can provide assistance with writing a research proposal.

Helpful Books from the Library:

 Developing Research Proposals Book Cover

Developing Research Proposals by Lucinda Becker; Pam Denicolo
Call Number: PE1404 .D46 2012
ISBN: 0857028669
Publication Date: 2012-03-05

 Writing and Presenting Research Book Cover

Writing and Presenting Research by Angela Thody
Call Number: [electronic resource]
ISBN: 9781412902922
Publication Date: 2006-06-29

To find more books and eBooks on writing a research proposal, please search the Multi-Search or the Online Library Catalog.

These web resources may be helpful if you need help writing a research proposal. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.

For more help writing a research proposal, contact the Learning Center (UC) or Online Writing Center (COCE).

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