Proposed Research Question Assignment – Week One

Assignment Details

Graded?

Yes

Resubmissions Allowed?

No

Attachments checked for originality?

Yes

Assignment Instructions

Proposed Research Question and Proposed Statement

Throughout the course, you will prepare and submit sections of a research paper that is designed for you to contributeoriginal research and analysis on an issue of your choosing relevant to homeland security.

Your final research paper submitted in Week 8 must be at least (10-12 pages+) plus a cover page (with name, date, course, and title), and any figures, tables, maps, and references. NOTE, the Title and Reference pages DO NOT COUNT TOWARD TOTAL PAGE COUNT.

For Week 1, you are to submit a research question, a purpose, and design statement. It must contain at least eight sources, at least six must be peer-reviewed. The specific research question should be of depth and breadth required for a major project. Length: 3 pages, not including cover and reference pages.

References for this week’s assignment:

Guidance on constructing a thesis statement see this page: http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/thesis.html

Duke University, “What Makes a Good Research Question?” https://twp.duke.edu/uploads/media_items/research-questions.original.pdf

SUNY Empire State College, “Developing a Research” https://www.esc.edu/online-writing-center/resources/research/research-paper-steps/developing-questions/

Center for Innovation in Research & Teaching, “Writing a Good Research Question” https://cirt.gcu.edu/research/developmentresources/tutorials/question

Citations/References:  You must use APA (Parenthetical in-text) style for citations and reference list for this assignment.

Submission: All work is to be submitted in a Microsoft Word document and as an attachment to the assignment link by 11:55 pm ET on the Sunday ending Week One.

Supporting Materials

· SSGS APUS Assignment Rubric 300-400 Level.docx (21 KB)

· Final Paper Template.docx (21 KB)

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Submission

Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. 

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