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Week 2 – Research Question Assignment

DUE: May 19, 2019 11:55 PM

Grade Details

Grade N/A
Gradebook Comments None

Assignment Details

Open Date May 6, 2019 12:05 AM
Graded? Yes
Points Possible 100.0
Resubmissions Allowed? Yes
Remaining Submissions Unlimited

Assignment Instructions

For your final research paper in this course you will write an analytical research paper addressing a major issue of your choosing from among the topics covered in this course. As a research paper, your paper will have to answer a significant
puzzle related to a course topic. In this week’s assignment, you are expected to identify a paper topic, to outline the puzzle/research question your paper is going to address, and to provide a list of at least 10 academic/peer reviewed sources that you will use in your final paper. All references should be in proper APA format.

Scoring Rubric:

A copy of the complete scoring rubric for this assignment is provided in the Writing Resources module within the course lessons. The following is a synopsis of that rubric.

Area of Evaluation

Maximum Points

Focus/Thesis

20

Content/Subject Knowledge

20

Critical Thinking Skills

20

Organization of Ideas/Format

20

Writing Conventions

20

Technical Requirements:

Citations/References: You must use the APA style for this assignment.

Submission: All work is to be submitted as an attachment to the assignment link by 11:55 pm on the due date. All work should be prepared in Microsoft Word format and submitted as an attachment.

Week 4 – Literature Review Assignment

DUE: Jun 2, 2019 11:55 PM

Grade Details

Grade N/A
Gradebook Comments None

Assignment Details

Open Date May 6, 2019 12:05 AM
Graded? Yes
Points Possible 100.0
Resubmissions Allowed? No
Attachments checked for originality? Yes

Assignment Instructions

For your final research paper in this course you will write an analytical research paper addressing a major issue of your choosing from among the topics covered in this course. As a research paper, your paper will have to answer a significant puzzle related to a course topic. In the week 2 preliminary assignment, you were to identify a paper topic, outline the puzzle/research question your paper is going to address, and provide a list of at least 10 academic/peer reviewed sources that you will use in your final paper.

For this assignment you are essentially doing the first three elements of your research paper outlined below. The length of this document should range from five (5) to nine (9) pages in length. Be sure to include your reference list and to properly cite sources in APA throughout your paper.

Title Page of the Paper. The title of your paper should be brief but should adequately inform the reader of your general topic and the specific focus of your research. Keywords relating to parameters, population, and other specifics are useful. The Title Page must include the title, name, course name and number, and Professor’s Name.

Introduction, Research Question, and Hypothesis: This section shall provide an overview of the topic that you are writing about, a concise synopsis of the issues, and why the topic presents a “puzzle” that prompts your research questions, which you will include. This section will be 1-2 pages. End your introduction with your research question.

Review of the Literature: All research projects include a literature review to set out for the reader what knowledge exists on the subject under study and helps the researcher develop the research strategy to use in the study. A good literature review is a thoughtful study of what has been written, a summary of the arguments that exist (whether you agree with them or not), arranged thematically. At the end of the summary, there should still be gaps in the literature that you intend to fill with your research. It is written in narrative format and can be from 4-6 pages depending on the scope and length of the paper.

As a literature review, this section should identify the common themes and theories that the prior research identified. In this section, what you do is look at the conclusions of prior research and identify what the common themes are you see in those conclusions. You then identify those themes. The APUS online library has some helpful information on what a literature review is: http://www.apus.edu/apus-library/resources-services/Writing/writing-center/graduate-writing/the-literature-review.html

Scoring Rubric:

A copy of the complete scoring rubric for this assignment is provided in the Writing Resources module within the course lessons. The following is a synopsis of that rubric.

Area of Evaluation

Maximum Points

Focus/Thesis

20

Content/Subject Knowledge

20

Critical Thinking Skills

20

Organization of Ideas/Format

20

Writing Conventions

20

Technical Requirements:

Length: 5-9 pages, double spaced, 1″ margins, 12 pitch type in Times New Roman font, left

Citations/References: You must use the APA style for this assignment.

Submission: All work is to be submitted as an attachment to the assignment link by 11:55 pm on the due date. All work should be prepared in Microsoft Word format and submitted as an attachment.

Week 6 – Research Paper Assignment

DUE: Jun 16, 2019 11:55 PM

Grade Details

Grade N/A
Gradebook Comments None

Assignment Details

Open Date May 6, 2019 12:05 AM
Graded? Yes
Points Possible 100.0
Resubmissions Allowed? Yes
Remaining Submissions Unlimited
Attachments checked for originality? Yes

Assignment Instructions

This assignment is the culmination of your crafting of a research paper on a homeland security issue. In Week Four you presented the first three sections of your paper. This week you add the final sections and present the full paper. Be sure to make any changes to your literature based on instructor feedback.

The three main sections you should add to the paper for this submission are the Methodology and Research Strategy, Analysis and Findings, section and the Conclusions/Recommendations section.

Methodology and Research Strategy: This section provides the reader with a description of how you carried out your qualitative research project, and the variables you identified and analyzed. It describes any special considerations and defines any limitations and terms specific to this project, if necessary. This section can be brief or more complicated, depending on the project, written in 1-2 pages.

Analysis and findings are not the same as conclusions. In the analysis component of this section you identify how you analyzed the data. The second part is the finding you got from your analysis of the data. The findings are the facts that you developed, not your interpretation of the facts. That interpretation is conducted in the conclusions and recommendations section of the paper. Findings will come from the prior research you examined and your analysis of those prior findings to create new findings for your paper. While there may be some facts that are such that they will stand and translate to your paper, the intent is to create new knowledge, so you will normally analyze the data to create your own findings of what facts that data represents, written in 1-2 pages

Conclusions and Recommendations is the section where you give your interpretation of the data. Here you tell the reader what the findings mean. Often the conclusions and recommendations sections will mirror the findings in construct as the researcher tells the reader what that researcher sees as the meaning of that data, their conclusions. Then, drawing on those conclusions, the researcher tells the reader what they believe needs to be done to solve/answer the research question. This section may include recognition of any needs for further research and then finishes with a traditional conclusion to the paper as a whole, written in 1-2 pages

Remember, your paper should seek to answer a question that helps to solve the research puzzle you identified.

Scoring Rubric: A copy of the complete scoring rubric for this assignment is provided in the Writing Resources module within the course lessons. The following is a synopsis of that rubric.

Area of Evaluation

Maximum Points

Focus/Thesis

20

Content/Subject Knowledge

20

Critical Thinking Skills

20

Organization of Ideas/Format

20

Writing Conventions

20

Technical Requirements:

Length: Three to six pages (in addition to your literature review), double spaced, 1″ margins, 12 pitch type in Times New Roman font left justified format.

Citations/References: You must use APA style for this assignment.

Submission: All work is to be submitted as an attachment to the assignment link by 11:55 pm on the due date. All work should be prepared in Microsoft Word format and submitted as an attachment.

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