research papers are not topic papers
Your paper must be a statement that can be proven or disproven using other people's research.
You do not have time to do your own reasearch such as studies or surveys.
You must use at least 3 published works that are scholary journals or peer reviewed papers.
An example of what I mean is the following:
Incorrect: "Terrorism" (you cant find research that proves or disproves this. its just a topic. we dont want topic)
Correct: "Terrorism is Created by Poverty" (can you prove or disprove this? yes. there are studies and papers on this. find them. you are allowed to prove your own statement wrong. you are allowed to have 2 studies say one thing and the other be the opposite. the point is to find the research and explain it to the reader.)
You can have other sources too that are articles from CNN, Washington Post, NY Times, etc. But those arent research sources. those are more filler or statements that fluff the paper to show you are reading stuff about the topic.
USE APA FORMAT!!!!! Here is how to if you arent sure. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/
How to select a reseach statement https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/658/02/
make sure it is correct gramatically and in the correct format .
the paper should be at least of 13 pages excluding the introduction and references
there should be at least 6 highly professional references