Research Tools for Developing Research

This list provides faculty with information on new initiatives and best practices for writing proposals and surveys.

More information can also be found on the Research Methods bibliography.

Public Knowledge Project
This federally funded research initiative, located at the University of British Columbia, seeks to improve the scholarly and public quality of academic research through innovative online environments. 


Elements of a Successful Proposal 
From McMaster University - Research Office of Administration, Development and Support. 

Guidelines for Preparing Research Proposals  
By the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre and the Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, this guide provides tips and pointers in preparing research proposals. 

Non-profit Guides
Free Web-based grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations and other community-minded groups.

Proposal Resources: Research Development and Grant Writing News
Developed by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, this site provides links to development tools such as how to write proposals and how to get funded. 

Proposal Writing Resources
Resources compiled by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Research Commons: Grants and Funding
From the Office of Research Services, Simon Fraser University. 


Best Practices for Survey and Public Opinion Research
From the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), an association of about 1,600 individuals who share an interest in public opinion and survey research. Also, visit their open access e-journal Survey Practice.