Final Paper: Research Paper Outline: This is the dropbox for submitting the Fin


Final Paper: Research Paper Outline: This is the dropbox for submitting the Final Research Paper outline (in Word or PDF).
This is an extremely important phase in developing your paper, and hard work now will pay off later. Outline in standard form (starting with Roman numerals, then capital letters, then Arabic numerals, then small letters, etc.), an introduction, main points, sub points, and conclusion. Please organize the content into these headings:
Abstract
Introduction
Literature review
Methodology
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
References
The paper is the instructions of the final paper at the bottom Final Research Paper Instructions
A research problem is the main organizing principle guiding the analysis you write in your paper. The Final Paper should be original and should represent more than simply reviews or summaries of selected sources. The paper should represent some creativity of ideas on your part. This may consist of an approach to the topic of ethics research. This is not an opinion piece or a persuasive essay that aims to prove or reinforce what you already believe. This would be confirmation bias, and bias must be avoided in this project.
This research should be written in a fair, academic, respectful, and analytical manner regardless of any of your opinions, feelings, or preconceived notions about the topic.
Any assessments or claims must be support by evidence. Theories or conclusions should be based on knowledge gained through your research and instruction in the course. Any resources used to develop theories or conclusions in your paper must be cited.
You must apply concepts and theories as they are relevant to one of the following topics:
Public Values in Context: public values in ideal and in use; public values in different sectors or governmental departments; public values in different countries or cultures. This topic may involve: Ethical environment, Ethics management, Policy Ethics, or Globalization
Specific Public Value(s): a specific public value in terms of its meaning and use in practice; conceptual analyses using historical, linguistic, and disciplinary perspectives to understanding of a specific public value; how a value is perceived and prioritized by individuals or groups.
Ethical decision-making and moral development: tools and methodologies to measure public values; methods to collect and analyze data referring to public values study.
Public Values and Public Administration: How do public values help distinguish schools of thought in public administration and generate movements? Is public values management a promising trend or paradigm of governance? How are public values related to different subjects in public administration, the policy making, public service, public participation, and so on?
Ethics laws and regulatory agencies: public values and preventing improper behavior; codes of conduct or ethical guidelines; causes of corruption and other government integrity failures; experiences or strategies to predict, signal, and combat corruption in different countries and organizations. This topic may also include: Policy Ethics
Format: Your final paper must be 14 – 18 pages in length. The title page and reference list do not count in the page or word count. The paper must have the following elements:
Times New Roman, 12-point, double-spaced
1-inch margins
Proper section headings for all major sections of the paper:
Abstract
Introduction
Literature review
Methodology
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
References
All other applicable APA formatting
Required Elements:
A properly formatted APA title page
A well-developed introduction, body, and conclusion
Your final draft should be free of grammatical errors.
You should have a good grasp of your subject matter, and your writing should convey that.
Keep your writing clear and concise.
Check the grading rubric to ensure all aspects are provided and given adequate attention in your paper.
A properly formatted APA reference list
Sources should appear in alphabetical order according to the last name of the first author listed on the source.
If there is no author(s), then the source should be cited by title or organization.
Sources and Research Sources: You must use at least 10 scholarly or academic sources and all research should be published within the last five years. Sources not scholarly or academic in nature may affect your grade. It is highly recommended that most of your research be conducted via the FIU Library. Eligible sources listed best-to-worst:
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Peer review is the process that allows scientists to trust the reliability of published journal articles. The only way to tell if a journal article has been peer reviewed is to look for information about the journal, normally on the publisher’s website. Most databases do not indicate if an article is peer reviewed or not.
The FIU library contains many of peer-reviewed sources. This is going to be the most desired type of evidence to use for any paper at FIU.
There are two academic journals that I know of that pertain to the ethics course content: Public Administrative Reviewand Public Integrity.
Scholarly research articles
Research articles (original research articles, primary research articles, or case studies) are your standard scientific articles. Most often published in peer-reviewed journals, primary research articles report on the findings of a scientist’s work.
They almost always include a description of how the research was conducted and what the results mean. This is also a highly desirable type of research to use for your papers.
Government and state reports
Many government agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may have studies and statistics that may be useful for your topic. However, these sources are usually informational reports in nature, and therefore they rarely dig into the critical arguments used by the sides of a topic.
Though usually credible and reliable source, government reports should generally be used as supplemental, secondary sources to support or rebut academic sources. They should not be the main sources of your argument.
Other articles or sources
When this general term is used for an assignment, get clarification from your instructor about the source requirements. These are articles or sources that have been well researched and include a lot of citations. When you assess these resources, make sure that they are appropriate to use as evidence because they may contain bias. You should look at the sources these articles are using, determine if they are legitimate, reputable, and credible, and then make a judgment call.
These types of articles are the least desirable type of articles from the list of acceptable types to use (depending on each course’s expectations).
Review articles
Editorials, opinion, commentary, and perspectives
Trade publication articles
Technical reports
Documentaries
Interviews or TED talks
Sources that may not be used on this essay include the following: Wikipedia and information from freelance websites (check with your professor before using these sources)
Information from general or reference sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, general information websites, or other reference works online or in print. Check with your instructor regarding textbooks from other courses or other sources if you are not sure.
Articles from publications or magazines that lack research to back up their claims
Obviously or highly biased sources that contain no credible or reputable support
Avoiding plagiarism: Remember that avoiding plagiarism is priority number one for credible academic writers.
It is always better to cite and attribute to a source than not to cite. If you are ever unsure, cite and attribute.
Anything that you copy word-for-word from a source must be quoted, attributed to its original source, and parenthetically cited in APA Style.
Anything that you take from a source and put into your own words must be both attributed to its original source and parenthetically cited in APA Style.


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