Topic of the research paper is – Importance of Equal Employment Opportunity in the workplace.
It should be 10 pages long in a MLA format. The paper should be well returned and well researched.
As discussed throughout this unit, the introduction to a research paper typically sets up the problem that the research project attempts to explore. This is often achieved by referencing resources in the field to help the writer establish a gap between what is ideal and what is reality within the research topic, before briefly addressing what the researcher’s study will aim to do to attempt to better understand the topic and bridge that gap.
Using the document attached in “Resources” above as a guide, construct a 250-500 word (1-2 page, properly formatted) research problem statement to act as the introduction to your hypothetical research project (again, acknowledging that we will only write the introduction and literature review sections, while still considering what the actual research project might entail were we to continue with the project after this course). The research problem statement should use a minimum of two scholarly, peer-reviewed resources to help establish the research problem as a legitimate problem (gap) within the research topic. Set it up by establishing what the ideal would be in your research topic and what the reality actually is, to allow the reader to see the gap between the two. Follow that by establishing what your research project is, and what it would do to help bridge that gap.
“(A literature review) usually has an organizational pattern and combines both summary and synthesis. A summary is a recap of the important information of the source, but a synthesis is a re-organization, or a reshuffling, of that information. It might give a new interpretation of old material or combine new with old interpretations. Or it might trace the intellectual progression of the field, including major debates. And depending on the situation, the literature review may evaluate the sources and advise the reader on the most pertinent or relevant.” (UNC at Chapel Hill Writing Center)
The literature review establishes the major themes within your field that your (hypothetical) research project grows from. Using the resources you’ve found so far, the literature review for your research paper takes the individual resources and, through synthesis, identifies for your reader the common themes that can be identified between those resources, allowing your reader to gain an understanding of the foundation from which your research project grows without having to be an expert in the subject themselves.
Construct a 750-1,000 word (3-4 pages properly formatted) literature review using the resources you have found over the past few units (you may use the resources briefly discussed in your Introduction if you wish). Use the discussion and samples to help guide the structure of your literature review. You should use a total of at least six scholarly, peer-reviewed resources in your literature review, synthesizing resources based on common themes.
Part (C): 1 pages
Using the resources you have found that may help inform your literature review later in the class, craft a preliminary Works Cited/References page (Works Cited for MLA format, References for APA format). The preliminary citations should be properly formatted by the rules of your chosen format, alphabetized by author’s last name, and generally structured as though it were the final Works Cited or References page for your paper. You will then be able to add or remove resources as you find new or choose not to use resources while refining your topic and constructing your literature review.
The Preliminary Works Cited/References page should include a minimum of six scholarly, peer-reviewed resources.
Revision is one of the most important aspects of writing a research paper – oftentimes, we need the initial drafts to simply get ideas out and get words on paper; we use revision to then clarify, re-arrange, organize, and fine-tune what we mean to say. You have produced two distinct sections of a research paper so far, an introduction that acts as a research problem statement as well as a literature review. Now is the time to pull those two together, use the feedback received to revise and improve the work, and polish up any “little picture” issues that need to be fixed (grammar, punctuation, formatting errors, etc.).
Using the feedback you have received over the course of the semester from your instructor, as well as the tips discussed in this unit’s assigned reading, revise, edit, and proofread your research proposal. Be sure to include each section that has been covered this semester (Introduction/Research Problem Statement and Literature Review), as well as a cover page (if writing in APA format) or proper header (if in MLA format). Include your References or Works Cited page at the end. Use Purdue OWL as necessary to ensure your paper is fully APA/MLA formatted.