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Quiz 1: Due Next week Thursday: Assignment 1: Research Proposal
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|Assignment 1 – Research ProposalTo complete this assignment (due at the end of Week 2) you are asked to:(1) Identify a research topic that analyzes the interactions of state, non-state, and supra-national actors to examine for your 15-page research paper that is due at the end of Week 8(2) Identify a specific research question that your paper will address. The question should be analytical, and not descriptive, in nature (The question should examine why something happened, not describe how it happened).(3) Offer a brief explanation of the topic and your planned research(4) Write a preliminary literature review of at least 6 sources. You must watch this video before doing the literature review. It explains how to do a literature review as opposed to an annotated bibliography. Do NOT provide an annotated bibliography.The total length of this assignment will be approximately 5 pages. Detailed instructions for each of these components are outlined below:Research Topic and Question:Your proposed research question should be approximately one paragraph in length and concisely state the issue you are proposing for the Research Paper, and the specific question that you are interested in answering.You will have considerable leeway in choosing your topic, although it should center on patterns of conflict and cooperation in the international system. Examples of appropriate topics are, for instance, the relative success and failure of regional integration efforts, but you could also look at one particular instance of regional integration. You may want to explore the causes and nature of war, or peace. Make sure to identify your general topic, but also a concise research question that can be answered in the space and time that you hae available.Of course, you can always Message your instructor with any questions about a relevant paper topic.Purpose Statement:The purpose statement should be approximately 1-2 pages in length and outline (1) why you chose this particular topic and (2) what your preliminary findings or hypotheses are. It is, of course, quite likely that your hypotheses and conclusions may change over the course of the four weeks of doing research. The purpose statement should be considered a rough map towards the eventual paper.Submission details:The research question/topic, purpose statement, and Literature Review should be assembled in a single Word Document. The document should be approximately 5 pages in length, and submitted through the Assignments tab under Week 2, Research Question/Purpose Statement/Literature Review Assignment. Name your file LASTNAME#1.|
General Instructions for Assignments
All assignments should be written in Word and uploaded as attachments within the Assignments section of the classroom. Use 12 pt. font and double-space. Be sure to put your name and class information on the document and put your name on the file. Insert page numbers. Assignments will be graded using a rubric appropriate for your class level.
link for the video above Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students – YouTube
|Due Date Next Week Thursday|
Quiz 2: Assignment 2: Research Paper Due in three weeks
Instructions:Use this tab to upload your Research Paper by the close of Week 6. The Research Paper will be based on the topic you proposed in the Week 2 Research Question/Purpose Statement/Literature Review Assignment.The paper should be between 13-15 pages in length (double-spaced, 12-point font), not including the cover page, references, and any appendices. References must be in Turabian format.
Quiz 3: Final –Journal Entry due in four weeks.
Instructions:For this assignment you will write a journal entry of up to two pages (or do an equivalent audio or video discussion) in which you answer the following questions:How is your research project going? What sources have you found most useful? What obstacles have you encountered? Do you need any advice or clarification from the instructor?If you want to do a video entry you can use the Record Video tab to record and upload your video presentation. You can use the Record Webcam Video feature to record your video presentation. Please add this to your Media Collection and be sure to share it. You can also turn it in using the assignments tab if the file is small enough. Please label your file as follows: LastName.FirstName.Week4Assignment (note: is it very important to include your name!)
IRLS502 Assignment 1: Research Proposal