For example, the discussion of a case report will be much shorter than that of an original article which describes six figures however, the discussion should not be an in-depth review of the literature, but rather a discussion of the findings as they relate to published studies a good rule of thumb is to aim for approximately. To fully understand what information particular parts of the paper should discuss, here's another research paper example including some key parts of the paper. A thesis statement can be the thing that makes or breaks your research paper this lesson will give you some examples of good thesis statements as. This article dissects an example of an academic paper, demonstrating clearly the components and functions of different parts of academic papers. Sample apa paper for students interested in learning apa style 6th edition jeffrey h kahn correspondence concerning this sample paper should be addressed to jeffrey h kahn department of literature review is often very helpful to provide a theoretical or empirical basis for the research try to provide the reader.
Mla (modern language association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities this resource, updated to reflect the mla handbook (8th ed), offers examples for the general format of mla research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the works cited. All points of a research paper outline must relate to the same major topic that you first mentioned in your capital roman numeral example of an outline: i introduction - (brief comment leading into subject matter - thesis statement on shakespeare) ii body - shakespeare's early life, marriage, works, later years a. Example student research paper color psychology paper research question: how does color affect one's mood review of literature: colors may just seem simple and unimportant, but they affect our daily lives more than we may know if someone is feeling angry, it could just be because they're angry, or it could be.
Research paper topics to avoid selecting your topic will usually focus on what interests you and what you think will interest others although this opens up a wide vista, you should avoid certain topics in a research paper for example: personal stories and information topics with no available information topics that are. Commented [k1]: notice the format of the running head in the header of this document the header is inserted into the document refer to the insert tab on the word ribbon to edit your document's header to learn more about how to set up running heads in ms word, view the tutorial in the writing reference library under.
What follows is a hypothetical example of a research paper based on an experiment. 6 days ago for example, if a meta-analysis of existing literature is not a stated purpose of your research, it should not be discussed as a limitation do not apologize for not addressing issues that you did not promise to investigate in the introduction of your paper here are examples of limitations related to methodology.
This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the apa manual, offers examples for the general format of apa research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page for more information, please consult the publication manual of the american psychological association , (6th. Ask yourself important questions although you may be limited by specific classroom or work related guidelines, choosing your topic is the first and most important step in your research paper project regardless of whether your topic can be anything you want or has rigid requirements, it is important to keep a few questions.