Your assignments for the Research Project Part 1 and Part 2 are posted as separate files in Content – Syllabus – on the right side of the screen.
Rubrics for the Part 1 and Part 2 of the Research Project are posted as separate files in Content – Syllabus – on the right side of the screen.
The links to the 7th Edition APA citation methodology are posted in Content – Course Resources – Writing Resources.
Format of the Research Project (As it is stated in the Syllabus):
Both parts of the Research Project report should be about 6-8 pages or more double-spaced typewritten pages (without tables and graphs). The assignments for both parts include suitable comparative, quantitative and qualitative analyses and conclude with a specific and supported recommendation and reflection.
The Research Project (Parts 1 and 2) must be posted to the LEO Student Assignments as Attachments. Attachments are limited to a maximum two files in doc, docx., xls. xlsx., or rtf. formats. OTHER FORMATS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE, will not be reviewed or graded.
Please note that hand-written and scanned works, pdf. files, jpg. files, as well as files posted in google drive, will not be accepted or graded.
Please note that starting from the Fall 2020 semester the UMGC moved to the 7th Edition of the APA Style. The links to the 7th Edition of the APA Style methodology are posted in Content – Course Resources – Writing Resources.
All works must be Word processed. Handwritten and scanned work will not be accepted and graded.
In accordance with the UMGC Academic Policy, notes taken for papers and research projects should accurately record sources of material to be cited, appropriately quoted, paraphrased or summarized, and papers and research projects should acknowledge these sources in the appropriate places in the text of the paper as well as in a reference list at the end of the paper, in accordance with accepted citation practices. No more than 20% of the text of the project should be made up of quotes.
Must be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font, with one-inch margins
Must have the title page in APA-7th style
Must have in-text citations in APA-7th edition style
Must have reference list in APA-7th edition style. Please note that you must reference the data you are using for the project
Must be prepared using word processing software (Microsoft Word preferred)
PRESENTATION OF PAPER AND WRITING (15%) of the project grade):
-Organization, Format and Presentation of Paper including the Title page, Introduction, Body, and Summary (4% of the project grade)
Use of Tables, Figures and Other Graphics to Summarize and Support Analysis Presented in the Paper (3% of the project grade)
Logical and Smooth Flowing Transitions and Relationships among Sections of the Written Report (3% of the project grade)
Research Sources and Significance of Research Information and Data, Use of APA Citation Methodology (5% of the project grade)
Essential research data, financial calculations and other documentation as necessary to support your recommendation should be referred to in summary form in your report and attached in detail as enclosures. All major sources should be referenced. There is no set limit to the size of the enclosures, but it is recommended that only essential enclosures be attached. You should use references and bibliography to identify any remaining supporting documents you wish to include.