Research paper work can be of two types:
An abstract is explained as a study on a narrow research topic, involving several published scientific papers. The abstract implies the analysis of various points of view on the research topic contained in these scientific works and, as a final result, the development of your own point of view on the problem.
Research work is a study on a narrow topic, involving not only scientific literature, but also documentary sources, both published and unpublished. Introduction into circulation of any new document is involved in the research work, facts, theories, proven facts, etc.
Both types of research papers are valuable, but research papers undoubtedly carry more weight.
Theme Selection on a Research Paper
when choosing a topic for research work, it is necessary to proceed from its relevance, take into account the availability of sources and literature.
The topic wording should be specific. It is recommended to avoid topics that cover a wide time period, for example, “The History of the Theaters of Tsaritsyn, Stalingrad, Volgograd”, since within the framework of one work it is unlikely that it will be possible to cover all the available material in depth enough.
The topic should show the content of the research work, also, should be logically related to the purpose of the study.
The Structure of the Research Paper Work.
The research work consists of:
- plan (content),
- the text of the research (divided into parts, chapters, paragraphs at the request of the author),
- list of sources,
- list of references,
Introduction of a research paper.
In the introduction, the author substantiates the chosen topic, briefly explains what his scientific interest is.
The introduction should formulate the goal and objectives of the study, substantiate the relevance of the topic chosen by the author, determine the chronological framework of the study, provide a brief overview of existing sources and literature on this issue, stipulate on the basis of which sources this study was written.
The text of the research should correspond to the topic declared by the author and not go beyond the chronological framework specified in the introduction. Well-known facts should not be cited in the study. For example, when describing the activities of doctors during the Battle of Stalingrad, there is no need to tell the history of the Great Patriotic War from its beginning. The abundance of known facts can overshadow the new that you discovered in the course of your research. It is on new, interesting facts that you need to focus attention.
It is better to write in a scientific language strictly and neutral, without unnecessary emotions and embellishments.
In a research work, a scientific text is built as a chain of reasoning designed to prove a particular position of the work.
- The text should be built logically.
- The text of the research paper should not be blatant plagiarism.
- The presented research material in the work must be reliable.
- Avoid long, confusing phrases.
- Work should never be written in solid text. Divide it into paragraphs and chapters.
- 14-point size. Times New Roman font.
- The research volume should not exceed 15 pages of standard printed text.
Research Paper Conclusion.
Conclusions are drawn from the study. Conclusions should flow from the purpose and objectives of the research that you identified in the introduction. You must determine whether or not it was possible to achieve the set goal.
Lists of Sources and Literature.
Lists should contain all sources and books that you used in your research in alphabetical order, with an indication of the output.
Applications should be carefully selected to illustrate the highlights of the work. It is recommended to include copies of rare photographs, documents, various tables, graphs, figures in attachments, but these attachments should be associated with the text of the study. Links to applications in the text of the study are required.
Stages of Writing a Research Paper.
- The research topic is determined.
- It is revealed to what extent this topic is provided with sources and literature, and what aspects of this topic have not yet been studied.
- The goal and objectives of the research are formulated.
- A research work plan is drawn up. When drawing up a plan, the researcher determines the range of questions that he must answer in order to achieve the set goal. Optionally, you can divide the work into chapters (no more than 3). The research chapter can be divided into paragraphs (no more than 3-4). The titles of chapters and paragraphs should be clearly worded.
- Work with literature and sources.
Analyzing the literature, you can use the following scheme:
- Author, brief information about him;
- The problem posed by the author in his research;
- The sources on the basis of which the study was written;
- Basic ideas, concepts put forward by the author;
- The conclusions of the author;
- Your opinion about this study.
- Writing a draft of the work.
- Finalization of the structure of the work.
- Formulation of the topic of the work, based on the resulting research.
Writing the final research text.