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Report Vs Research

Report Paper Vs Research Paper

Report Papers -

  • Purpose is TO INFORM
  • TOPIC-based
  • GENERAL Discussion
  • SUMMARIZES information gathered
  • Presents analysis and interpretation of OTHERS
  • DOES NOT result in new knowledge

Research Papers -

  • Purpose is TO CONVINCE
  • QUESTION-based
  • Have a clear, arguable THESIS
  • YOU use data and ideas as evidence to support YOUR opinion
  • YOU analyze and interpret information
  • YOUR unique perspective and conclusion
Narrowing a Topic and Developing a Research Question
Narrowing a Topic and Developing a Research Question
Develop a research question that works