Each group is required to write a 5 page research paper. The final copy must be properly documented, using the APA style, and double-spaced. Before you submit the paper use spell check, check grammar and punctuations, and make sure that you follow and use the APA for your citations and references.
A minimum of six (6) scholarly references.
– journal articles or academic quality book chapters on your selected topic by different reputable social scientific authors.
RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE
abstracts are particularly useful. Often only 100 to 300 words, the abstract generally provides a broad overview and is never more than a page. It describes the essence, the main theme of the paper. It includes the research question posed, its significance, the methodology, and the main results or findings. Footnotes or cited works are never listed in an abstract. Remember to take great care in composing the abstract. It’s the first part of the paper the instructor reads. It must impress with strong content, good style, and general aesthetic appeal. Never write it hastily or carelessly.
Components of an Introduction include the following:
An overview of the topic.
A rationale for your paper.
Describe the methodology you used.
- A thesis statement.
The main purpose of the literature review is to provide a systematic analysis of the predominant perspectives existing within the literature. In presenting the findings of theorists and researchers do not merely list authors and their results; try to organize the material in such a way that you are able to group authors and findings according to a number of predominant points of view/approaches. Based on the organization of the material in this way, the main text of the literature review should consist of the explanation of the major approaches that you have identified, and the presentation of several significant findings/theories of individuals working within these perspectives.
Make sure that your literature review is organized and coherent.
What are the research results of studies dedicated to your area of interest?
- 3) What theoretical explanations have been used to explain and account for these results?
After spending a great deal of time and energy introducing and arguing the points in the main body of the paper, the conclusion brings everything together and underscores what it all means. A stimulating and informative conclusion leaves the reader informed and well-satisfied. A conclusion that makes sense, when read independently from the rest of the paper, will win praise.
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