1 Read – Chapters, Journal Articles, and Research Blogs: Find top research articles to cite and enrich your reading with your ready-made bibliography of qualitative research from SAGE books, journals, and other credible sources. Use the discussion questions online to practice thinking critically about research.

9.1 Project planner: research proposal

Go to the SAGE Project Planner, and look at ‘How do I write a research proposal?

Q. What is the purpose of your research proposal and how will your format reflect this purpose? Q. Are there any elements not included on this webpage that you will include?

9.2 Effective research proposals

Based on the experience of reviewing small-grant applications, this paper considers how to write an effective research proposal in a climate where quantitative research is the norm:

Belgrave, L. L., Zablotsky, D., & Guadagno, M. A. (2002). How do we Talk to Each other? Writing Qualitative Research for Quantitative Readers. Qualitative Health Research12(10), 1427–1439.

Q. How would you communicate your qualitative research project to a quantitative researcher? Q. How is your methodological approach tied to your research goals?