you selected (Domestic Violence) for your Research Paper from the list below and in Week Three you created an outline of your final paper. Use the same topic you chose and locate at least three (3) relevant research articles which: Support the importance of your problem Discuss previous work on modeling/analysis in the area Contain the statistical analysis and results from research being done Cover technical aspects of the methods from class you will apply Have been published in the last 5 years Introduction Describe, in third person, the issue, why it was selected, the perspective of the approach, and the scope of the paper. In essence, describe in this area what is being covered in the paper. Be specific and to the point. This is an important part of the paper. The introduction serves to engage the reader and defines the paper?s scope. Statement of the Problem Describe, in third person, why the issue/topic is relevant. It is important to provide literature sources in support of the importance of the need/issue/topic. For example, if discussing the impact of malnutrition on the brain development of American children, cite literature quantifying the number. Discuss the impact of the problem/issue. Overall, what makes this topic/issue so important that you are spending time/energy researching it? What happens if nothing is done about the problem? The problem or topic is to be stated as either a hypothesis/thesis, ?Children who watch violent television, more than four hours a day, exhibit more aggressive behavior than children who watch less than two hours a day.? Or, the problem can be stated in terms of research question(s). 1) Do children who watch more than three hours a day exhibit more aggressive behavior than those who watch fewer than three hours a day? Or, 2) What is the association of aggressive behavior in children and violent media? Literature Review In this section, process and develop a written conceptual framework of the issue or problem that is being researched. For example, if the topic of the research is the correlation of violent video games and children?s aggressive behavior, the student finds published research studies supporting their assumption or hypothesis. It is generally good to also bring in a study that refutes the position of the researcher. Then the researcher explains using appropriate literature sources, why the opposing position should not be supported. The literature review is actually the making of a case for your hypothesis or research questions. Comments as to the worth, validity and impact of the research are also found in this section. The literature review should present a comprehensive review of the historical and current literature in the topic area. In general, the literature review should: Identify the topic, what has happened in the specific research of the topic (describe the study, sample, findings, important points from the discussion in the research article ? describe any variables that may influence the findings of the research). Address any key issues; political, social, legal, ethical implications the literature reports. What is projected if nothing is done; what has been tried? Support this section with relevant literature/resource citations. If there are pros and cons of a topic/issue, explore holistically a review of the literature reflecting alternative positions. The presentation of this section is the students? understanding and conceptualization of what was found in the literature in support of their hypothesis or research question. It is not a series of article abstracts. Findings In this section, summarize and present the major findings. Select, minimally, three of those, in your judgment, that are the most important from the research that was reviewed. In this section the findings are presented. The discussion of the findings occurs in the following section, ?Discussion?. Discussion This is an expansion of the findings section. It is presented in narrative format and based on the research and your critical thinking/analysis of the situation/issue. Make sure you: Include the topic/issue. Be specific. Analyze and synthesize the literature. Support your perspective with relevant literature. This is an important section as it reflects your ability to analyze the problem, critique what has happened, and then to hypothesize potential solutions for the problem. Describe implications of the findings from the studies. Evaluate the literature: quality research, bias, concerns with validity/reliability, sample size, findings. Conclusion In this section, summarize in a general way but completely, what the paper covered. Restate the research questions or hypothesis. Discuss: Why the topic was selected The problem/issue briefly stated The approach that was used Findings Solutions and suggestions or ideas that you as the researcher may have. In this section, a reader should be able to peruse the conclusion/summary and have a good idea what the researcher did and what was found. References Here include all resources used in the development of this paper. Use APA style. All literature/computer/interview/resources need to be annotated. This section is graded on the appropriate format for the references, the quality of the study/literature relative to the topic and the annotation. Writing the Research Paper The Final Paper: Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. Must include a cover page that includes: Title of paper Student?s name Course name and number Instructor?s name Date submitted Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph. Must use at least six APA sources published in the last five years. Must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide to document all sources. Must include, on the final page, a Referenc e Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.,eight to ten pages (excluding title and reference pages) Assignment Instructions: In this research paper of eight to ten pages (excluding title and reference pages), you will explore in detail one of the statistical approaches to research discussed in the course, implementing and applying it in the context of a specific application or methodological study. This will help you gain a deeper understanding of the topic of your choice, as well as to gain experience in translating these ideas into practice.
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