By Langdon Parks on October 08 2018 16:24:04
A research paper is a formal recording of the findings of a detailed research after evaluating of the sources of information and a critical analysis. It is not just a compilation of all the primary and secondary sources of information related to the research topic. The conclusions of the researcher and his thought process in arriving at these conclusions must be set out concisely.
Choosing a good search engine is also vital for the process of collecting material for the research paper. One can go about asking an expert for help via e-mail from relevant e-mail lists for gathering and selecting information. One should be able to evaluate information collected. A good research paper is judged by judging the authoritativeness, judging the comprehensibility, judging the relevance, and detecting any bias in the topic that has been written about.
Every good research paper begins with a good topic or idea. If possible, pick something that you are interested in. Writing about something you enjoy can make all the difference. Also, consider the amount of information available on the topic. A topic can be too broad or too narrow--you want a topic you can cover fully, but not something so specific you are not able to find information from various sources.
A research paper can be an argumentative one or an analytical one. An argumentative paper takes a particular proposition - for example, is a high rate of tax good? - And sets out in detail the pros and cons of the proposition. The author may arrive at a conclusion or leave it open after setting out both sides of the case in detail. An analytical paper evaluates all the sources of information, considers existing propositions or interpretations on the subject and offers the authors own interpretation.