Important Student Notes: Follow the guidelines of the CU Research guide for structure Following the specifications of APA for format REMINDERS:
ï‚· Each student submission will be checked for plagiarism. Note: Turnitin has a very good historical memory and is capable of accessing reports from both internal and external resources (i.e. Universities, Governments, etc.) including those originally written in nonEnglish written languages. Plagiarism will result in a grade of zero (non-negotiable) for the assignment and may results in other university actions. The department chairperson will be notified of the violation. Additional Campbellsville University penalties may be applicable. Please see class syllabus for additional details.
ï‚· Only one submission attempt is permitted â€“ BE SURE BEFORE DEPRESSING ENTER. ï‚· Acceptable file formats for submissions include Microsoft Word (doc, docx). No other formats are acceptable.
ï‚· The research paper must be at least 3,500 words supported by evidence (citations from peer-reviewed sources). ï‚· A minimum of five (5) peer-reviewed journal articles are required.
ï‚· Formatting should be double-spaced, one-inch boarders, no extra space for headings, no extra white space, no more than two levels of heading, page numbers, front and back matter).
ï‚· Extra white space use to enhance page count will negatively affect student grade.
ï‚· Graduate student are expected to be proficient in the use of the English language. Errors in grammar, spelling, or syntax will affect student grade. The Professor, will not provide remedial help for writing problems. If the student is unable to write clearly and correctly, the student should be urged to contact the program office for sources of remedial help.
ï‚· IMPORTANT – please refer to the following url for additional help on writing skills necessary at the graduate level (https://owl.purdue.edu/site_map.html).
ï‚· Final Submission – the final report is due no later than the due date assigned. A total of at least 15 full pages is required (no extra whitespace, does not include appendices). (800 points). Only Microsoft Word submission is acceptable.
ï‚· The research paper must only include materials derived solely from peer reviewed journals or peer reviewed conference proceedings. Newspapers, websites (URLs), magazines, technical journals, hearsay, personal opinions, and white papers are NOT acceptable citations. Please access the CU Library at CS630 Final Research Report or Q/A (800 points max.) 3 http://campbellsville.libguides.com/?b=g&d=a for appropriate materials.
ï‚· APA formatted citations are required for the final submission. IMPORTANT – please refer to the following url for help with APA: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html. Please reach out to our librarians for additional citation management and APA help.
ï‚· All images, tables, figures are to be included in the appendices and ARE NOT included in the 15 page requirement. This means appendices are not included in the 15 pages minimum requirement.
ï‚· Long quotations (i.e. paragraphs) are NOT permitted. Only one quoted short sentence (less than 14 words) is permitted per page. ï‚· Footnotes are NOT permitted.
Document Details (Refer to the CU Research Guide)
This area provides additional details about the content of each of the needed Research Report Chapters (5). The final submission should include DETAILS of each of following:
1) Chapter 1 â€“ Introduction
2) Chapter 2 â€“ Literature Review
3) Chapter 3 â€“ Methodology Specifics (comparative analysis)
4) Chapter 4 â€“ Findings and Results
5) Chapter 5 â€“ Conclusion and Future Recommendations
6) References – APA 7) Appendices