Research Paper Guidelines for RESM 5120

Overall Description:

The overall purpose of this paper is for you to explore the relationship between an area of interest in RESM, a theory used to explain diversity and inclusion, and an element of diversity. You will choose an area that interests you and write a research paper on how it can influenced by diversity. You may research and write about an area of interests to you.

The final paper will be approximately 10 pages (excluding reference list). Your paper should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins, in 12pt Times New Roman font, using APA formatting.

Paper Components:

Introduction: In the first section of your paper, introduce the topic that you chose to research. This would be a good place to include what the element of is and what it entails, why it is relevant and significant, and statistics about it. Try to engage you audience in your paper. You will clearly state what diversity theory you will use and how it is related to your specific topic. A clear statement of the purpose should be made about the purpose of your paper. You will clearly state what you want the audience to know, understand, and do after reading your paper. This section will be 1 - 2 pages.

Research: This component of the paper will provide an overview of the research that you have completed in three (3) key area: 1. Your element of diversity; 2. Your theory of diversity; and 3. Your topic and why you selected the diversity theory to explain and understand your topic. You must use at least 9 scientific journal articles for this section of the paper in addition to your other resources. Clearly describe the three items so your reader has a strong foundation and understanding of what is to follow. This section of the paper should be 3-4 pages.

Relationships: This is the essence of your paper. You will clearly develop the purpose of your paper where the reader sees and understands the relationships between your area of interest, the theory you selected to explain diversity and inclusion, and your element of diversity. This is where the purpose of your paper becomes evident and understood. You will explain the intersection of your element of diversity, the theory of diversity you selected related to your topic and purpose of your paper. This section should be 3-4 pages.

Conclusion: In this section, you will create a conclusion that ties your paper together and completes the thoughts you have been expressing related to your paper’s purpose, audience, area of interest, theory explaining diversity/inclusion, and element of diversity with an effort to have impact. You will explain how your paper’s purpose was accomplished. You will take the purpose of the paper and draw conclusions and recommendations for future practice and further research as RESM professionals. You will summarize your learning and your need to continue learning in this area of interest. This section will be 2-3 pages.

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