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Research Project

Research Argument Paper (from Canvas)

The completed paper will include these components:

  • Title Page (1 page)
  • Problem Statement (1 page)
    • Give a statement of the problem being researched
    • Summary of the problem based on your review of literature
    • What are some possible outcomes/answers to the problem you suspect to find in your research?
  • Literature Review (3-4 pages)
    • Includes at least four peer-reviewed sources (research should be within last five years, 10 years at the most)
    • Will include article summaries and syntheses of key ideas and concepts
  • Conclusion (1-2 pages)
    • Restate your problem with a brief summary of the literature review.
    • Answer: What was the outcome/answer to the problem that you discovered in your research?
    • Describe: How will your research help Child Development stakeholders. How will you use this data? 
      • Just remember that you cannot use first person in this paper.  No saying, "My research will help professionals...")
  • References Page (1 page)
    • List each source that you cited in your paper in proper APA style & format


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