Once your topic has been approved, you will begin writing your research paper. It should include the following components:
i. Statement of Problem � This is your approved abstract, which is now the opening paragraph of your paper.
ii. Discussion of Theory � Discuss the theory you have chosen. Include how itdeveloped, those who contributed to its development, and its major points. Also, include a discussion of what the theory originally stated and how that has
iii. Literature Review � Select a minimum of 3 current and relevant research articles that pertain to your topic. These articles must be from a peer reviewed journal (I have provided a brief list in the Helpful Resources section of Blackboard). You may not rely solely on your text for this assignment. The point is to do research.
iv. Conclusion � Your final paragraph should include a brief summary of what your research shows, important issues to be addressed in future research, and any final thoughts.
v. Reference Section � Include all outside sources used in your paper in a reference section using APA formatting. See the Course Syllabus for more information on