Cj 306 Week 2 Notes
Cj 306 Week 2 Notes CJ 306
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C 306 Week 2 Notes 12215 chapter 2 paper structure and content reporting standards uniform reporting standards make it easier to generalize across elds the reporting standards emphasize the importance of understanding how research was conducted and what was found irregardless is not a word materials to be included in the research paper the title page the abstract introduction of research problem bodytext discussionconclusionrecommendations reference list The Title Page a title should summarize the main idea of the research paper A concise statement of the main topic avoid words that serve no useful purpose which can be misleading avoid using abbreviations Spell out all terms which ensures accuracy for ling or indexing recommended length for a title is no more than 12 words should be uppercase and lowercase letters centered and positioned in the upper half of the page title should have your rst name middle initial and last name The University of Alabama and the date the paper is due example February 10 2015 the course number C 306003 The Abstract a brief comprehensive summary of the contents of the research paper allows readers to survey the contents of the paper quickly the rst contact with the research paper consist of the following 1 clear concise language 2 very brief the lead sentence grabs the readers attention 3 utilize the most important points 4 do not repeat title 5 describe subject and relevant characteristics of the individual group community or organization presented 6 brief but to the point 7 do not exceed the word limit 150 to 250 words 8 brie y discuss the nature or solution to a problem illustrated by existing data 9 abstract is it39s own page Page number 2 10 single paragraph centered at the top of the page without indentation example I09 41 The Introduction lntroduce the problem under study why the problem is important annd why it should be studied summarizes the relevant arguments and past arguments gives the reader a rm sense of what was done and why all sides of the debates should be represented avoid animosity concude the statement of the problem in the introduction with a brief but fomral statement of the purpose of the research discuss relevant related literature properly cite avoid nonessential details stay on point introduction starts on page 3 title at top of the page centered type the text do not start a new page when a new heading occurs each remaining age should carry the running head and a page number example 42 and 43 The DiscussionConclusionRecommendations evauate ndings and draw inferences and conclusions from them open discussion with a clear statement of the support or nonsupport of your ndings each statement should contribute to your interpretation and to the readers understanding of the problem discuss generalizability of ndings end the discussion with a reasoned and justi able commentary on the importance of your ndings brie y restate why the research problem is important References new page the word References should appear at top and centered doube space hanging indent example pg 41 through 59
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