Research Paper – Final Submission Instructions (Solved)



Research Paper – Final Submission Instructions

You will write a research paper utilizing the topic you presented in your Research Paper—Development Proposal from Module/Week 2.


Components of the Research Paper:

  • Existing research: what is already known about the general area of the proposed research.
  • The rationale: state why further research is needed and identify the general area of  concern.



·         Current APA formatting (12 point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced). See the APA Manual for more details.

·         Length of 7–10 pages.

·         Page numbers according to current APA guidelines.

·         Third person voice.

·         Must include:

o   Cover page with the proposal title, student name, course name, and instructor name.

o   References Page.

§  These are NOT to be counted in the total number of pages.

o   You must use a minimum of 3 citations from peer-reviewed journals.

·         The electronic file you submit must be named in the following manner: lastname first initial_submission type (i.e. rp1 for research paper). For example: smithj_rp.doc (this would be J. Smith's Research Paper).

If you need assistance with writing or current APA formatting, use Liberty University’s Online Writing Center.


Non-required elements:

  • The methods appropriate to collecting the required information.
  • The sources of information (size and type of sample, etc.).
  • The timescale and sequence of various parts of the research.
  • A statement of what you intend the outcomes to be (reports, discussion papers, contributions to theory, materials, etc.).
Description of who will do what and at what cost (if funding is being sought).

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