write an outline of your research topic paper. This outline can follow the following format as far as section headings. But you do not have to follow it. You can add more sections. But there must be at least five sections highlighted by * and section titles. Include at least 100 words per section that you use. Abstract Introduction* Background Define your topic* Explain your topic* Defend your position about your topic* Conclusion* Summary Future Research Recommendation The first research paper option is to explain, define and defend one of the core competencies of contract managers. The three identified core competencies are: technical, conceptual and human relations.