The book that established itself as a standard text and reference work for students seeking to master research methods and procedures in psychology has been updated and revised in this new edition! The Second Edition of The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants once again offers a comprehensive guide for understanding and conquering the entire research process. Editors Frederick T. L. Leong and James T. Austin have assembled a distinguished group of expert researchers who share skill sets accumulated as a result of years of practical exposure to the design, development, implementation, and documentation of research in psychology.

Applying for Research Grants

Applying for research grants
John G.BorkowskiKimberly S.Howard

It's easy to win research grants. Simply form a good idea, develop a plan of action, be willing to expend highly focused effort, find several appropriate funding agencies, be willing to tolerate initial setbacks, and then persevere until you receive an award.

Despite the ease of winning grants, most young scholars fail to seek research grants primarily because they fear failure, not because of the quality of their ideas. Those who seek grant support but don't succeed usually lack perseverance in the face of their initial failure. From this perspective, the major reason for not winning the grantsmanship game is rooted in the personal-motivational aspects of scholarship, not the conceptual or intellectual.

This chapter provides suggestions about applying ...

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