Proposed Research Question Assignment – Week One
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Proposed Research Question and Proposed Statement
Throughout the course, you will prepare and submit sections of a research paper that is designed for you to contributeoriginal research and analysis on an issue of your choosing relevant to homeland security.
Your final research paper submitted in Week 8 must be at least (10-12 pages+) plus a cover page (with name, date, course, and title), and any figures, tables, maps, and references. NOTE, the Title and Reference pages DO NOT COUNT TOWARD TOTAL PAGE COUNT.
For Week 1, you are to submit a research question, a purpose, and design statement. It must contain at least eight sources, at least six must be peer-reviewed. The specific research question should be of depth and breadth required for a major project. Length: 3 pages, not including cover and reference pages.
References for this week’s assignment:
Guidance on constructing a thesis statement see this page: http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/thesis.html
Duke University, “What Makes a Good Research Question?” https://twp.duke.edu/uploads/media_items/research-questions.original.pdf
SUNY Empire State College, “Developing a Research” https://www.esc.edu/online-writing-center/resources/research/research-paper-steps/developing-questions/
Center for Innovation in Research & Teaching, “Writing a Good Research Question” https://cirt.gcu.edu/research/developmentresources/tutorials/question
Citations/References: You must use APA (Parenthetical in-text) style for citations and reference list for this assignment.
Submission: All work is to be submitted in a Microsoft Word document and as an attachment to the assignment link by 11:55 pm ET on the Sunday ending Week One.
· SSGS APUS Assignment Rubric 300-400 Level.docx (21 KB)
· Final Paper Template.docx (21 KB)
Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin.
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