RESEARCH PAPER – FINAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS You will write a research paper utilizing the topic you presented in your Research Paper—Development Proposal. Components of the Research Paper: • Existing research: what is already known about the general area of the proposed research. • The rationale: state why further research is needed and identify the general area of concern. Guidelines: • Current APA formatting (12 point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced). See the APA Manual for more details. • Length of 7–10 pages. RESEARCH PAPER FINAL • Page numbers according to current APA guidelines. • Third person voice. • Must include: o Cover page with the proposal title, student name, course name, and instructor name. o References Page. These are NOT to be counted in the total number of pages. o You must use a minimum of 3 citations from peer-reviewed journals. • The electronic file you submit must be named in the following manner: last name first initial_submission type (i.e. rp1 for research paper). For example: smithj_rp.doc (this would be J. Smith’s Research Paper). Non-required elements: • The methods appropriate to collecting the required information. RESEARCH PAPER FINAL • The sources of information (size and type of sample, etc.). • The timescale and sequence of various parts of the research. • A statement of what you intend the outcomes to be (reports, discussion papers, contributions to theory, materials, etc.). RESEARCH PAPER FINAL • Description of who will do what and at what cost (if funding is being sought).