Research Project-15 pages
minimum 5 citations
Rules for project
Formatting should be double-spaced, with one-inch borders, no extra space for headings, no
extra white space, no more than two levels of heading, page numbers, front and back matter).
Extra white space use to enhance page count will negatively affect student grades.
Errors in grammar, spelling, or syntax will affect student grades.
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 is acceptable.
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
APA formatted citations are required for the final submission. IMPORTANT – Please
refer to the following URL for help with APA:
All images, tables, figures are to be included in the appendices and IS NOT included in the
15-page requirement. This means appendices are not included in the 15-page requirement.
Long quotations (i.e. paragraphs) are NOT permitted. Only one quoted short sentence (less
than 14 words) is permitted per page.
Footnotes are NOT permitted.