Planning a research paper

At this stage of your degree you will more than likely have developed particular interests and become somewhat familiar with the associated research literature. With such a tight timeframe to write the paper it would be wise to work in terrain about which you have some knowledge and familiarity.

The other consideration is your personal and professional interests. Working on a topic that is something you are passionate about or for which you have a great curiosity will mean that the doing of the paper will be a good deal less onerous than simply picking something for the sake of completing this task.

The topic of your research
Beginnings
Getting to a question
From a question to a research design
Conceptual and theoretical frameworks
Methodology and methods
Interpretation, findings, conclusions, recommendations
Where is the literature review?
Timing

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