For now I just need the part in BLUE
*Do not try to write this
paper until you have completed a THOROUGH outline that spells out the important
aspects of what will be in your paragraphs. In your final paper, do NOT use
roman numerals or letters even though numerals and letters are used below. Use
In this portion of your
paper, you engage the reader by explaining clearly what the focus of your
research is and why it's important. You also describe why you were drawn to
finding out more about the problem and asking these questions. Remember that
part of what you need to do in the introduction is "hook" your
reader. After that, you should cover:
A. Research questions
(what is your research question?Must be approved).
B. Significance (Why is
this topic important? why should it be researched?).
Framework (no points will be given or taken away for this section even though
in a less "mock" research paper, it could be argued that this is the
most important section in a full blown research paper)
III. Literature Review:
write an organized
literature review using the 5 peer reviewed sources. organize your literature
review into "themes." The themes can sometimes help you decide upon
various "research topics" that you need to learn more about in order
to conduct your research project and make sense of what you will earn as you
collect data (interviews). At any rate, this section should account for what
you read to support your research. The literature review should be analytical
and narrative, not just a re-telling of the information within each book. In
other words, you should be able to list your themes and write about them from
the informed perspective of the authors you chose, yet in your own words, using
citations from those authors as evidence of your theme.
IV. Data Collection:
In detail, account
for how you collected data. You explain whom you interviewed, where and why?
Also, explain the entire
process that you used to get the data you got.
In detail, explain how you
analyzed your data.
This section should
explain exactly how you analyzed your data if you have done any kind of pilot
study. Identify overall themes and categories. Look at your interviews and
determine the big categories /themes. This part explains what the categories
you've drawn from your analysis actually mean and themes with regard to your
What are the implications
for your own policy, practice, and research what the implications for the
larger world of education. This is also where you get to say what you've
The conclusion reminds the
reader of why all of this is important (reprise of "significance" in
the introduction). It summarizes major learning. It raises questions that are
still unanswered and it ends with what you think ought to be done about the
problem you chose to study-not only for your own classrooms, schools, and students
but for all.
Here you list all
the 5 references you used in APA format. See getting it http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ow/resource/560/01/, which provides tremendous help in getting it right.
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Helga Adams & Margaret Nicolson (2014) Feeling
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P. N’D., Chatard, A., Selimbegović, L., & Mugny, G. (2010). Cultural
diversity in the classroom and its effects on academic performance: A
cross-national perspective. Social Psychology, 41(4), 230-237.
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