Designing Qualitative Research (5th ed.) by Catherine Marshall and Gretchen B. Rossman (2011) is, in my opinion, a book of compiled elements central to the design and defense of the qualitative research proposal. The authors provide invaluable examples through the use of vignettes. Overall, the book is an easy read that is essentially divided into two parts: research design and proposal defense. As a whole, this book is a useful tool for anyone taking on a qualitative research study for the first time.
Qualitative Research Design, Qualitative Research Proposal, and Proposal Defense
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Riviera, D. (2011). Successfully Writing and Defending the Dissertation Proposal: A Review of Designing Qualitative Research. The Qualitative Report, 16(2), 614-616. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol16/iss2/21