attached is the research topic summary, an example of an actual research paper, and how the set up should be.
In the paper please highlight critical issues such as promotion, organizational needs, and equity and the representativeness of public workforce.
- Introduction: This is a narrative of about 1 to 1.5 pages in length. It should explain the topic under investigation and why it deserves analysis. Place your topic within the general context of public administration. Then move to the more specific issues of interest to you. This section also includes an explicit statement of your research question and should heighten the reader’s attention and desire to read the paper.
- Body of Paper: This section includes the Literature Review and Conclusion.
Literature Review: This section includes a discussion of each source (A MINIMUM OF 5, PEER REVIEWED RESOURCES) that you select to use to support your paper. The discussions should focus on the relevance of the source to your research question and the evidence it provides. The instructor values the use of scholarly books and journal articles.
Conclusion: in this section you will briefly summarize, in an integrated form, what you have learned from the entire literature review. The challenge is to blend the sources identified in the literature review into a coherent discussion of how the evidence relates to the research question. You want to present the material in a logical and understandable manner. One way to approach this task is to identify themes from the Literature Review and then build your summary/conclusions around these themes. The themes you select must extend logically from the material you have collected.
The required length of the paper is 10 – 12 pages, excluding title page and references. The paper must be written in the APA template that is provided by the instructor. The cover page should contain the following information: Title of Proposal, Course Name and Number, Student Name, and Date of Submission. The paper must be written in narrative form, use appropriate major and minor headings to divide the major sections of the paper, and all sources used in the paper must be cited whether you use direct quotes or summaries.