Friday, 27 December 2013

What is a Research Paper

 What is a Research Paper
The research paper comprises of title page, abstract, and the body followed by the
references, tables, figures and the appendices. The abstract is typed on a separate
page and there is no page breaks between sections in the body. The body comprises of
the introduction, rationale of the study, limitations, review of related literature, the
sample, methods, tools and techniques, analysis and interpretation, results, conclusion
and suggestions followed by the bibliography, and the appendices which include the
tables, graphs and figures , if any. The research report is typed in double space on white
8 1/2 x 11 inch paper with 12 pitch typeface. The margins are set to one inch on all
 sides. Every page has a header in the upper right corner with the running header right
-justified on the top line and the page number right-justified and double-spaced on the
line below it. The research paper disseminates the new contribution in the specific area.
It avoids the repetition of the problem and saves time, energy and money.