How does a research proposal differ from a research paper?

Soc 470 Sociology in the City Fall 2020

Writing a Research PAPER
How does a research proposal differ from a research paper?
A research paper includes a thesis or question and the results (data/findings) of your research
into that thesis/question. For the purposes of the Capstone Project, the results can be from
qualitative/quantitative research (surveys, interviews, experiments) or can be from your thorough
exploration of peer reviewed journal articles and books.
A research proposal includes everything in a research paper EXCEPT the concrete results –
see format on Writing a Research Proposal handout. Proposals are often used to request funding in
order to conduct research.
Research PAPER Preparation
Step 1 – Develop your thesis/research question (see Capstone Recap for more info). DUE Oct 19
Step 2 – Learn everything you can on the subject and fold it into a working bibliography.
Read/explore academic books, articles in peer-reviewed journals, documentaries, news articles and
other reputable sources. (The use of mass media, popular literature, and the Internet should be
minimal and properly cited.) Partial bibliography DUE Oct 19
Step 3 – Consider what type of research you will conduct – qualitative vs. quantitative, surveys,
interviews, observation, etc.
Step 4 – Conduct research. In the case of research into academic literature only, this will be a
deeper exploration of what you started in Step 2.
Step 5 – Draft an outline of your research paper, using the format below. DUE Nov 16
Step 6 – Obtain feedback from instructor, and perhaps internship supervisor and/or others
knowledgeable in the topic. Incorporate feedback and revise your outline into a full proposal, using
format below. DUE Dec 7
Step 7 – Prepare verbal presentation (see Capstone Recap for more info). DUE Dec 7 or 14
Research PAPER Format
 Thesis Statement (aka Abstract) – about 300 words. Include: research question, hypothesis,
relevance of your research to the field, research methods.
 Introduction – include background information and context for your research, as well as more
detail on the relevance of your project.
 Review of the existing literature – offers more on context and demonstrates your ability to
critically engage with multiple sources with respect to your research question.
 Methods – your research design (data collection strategy): procedure, participants (if any) and
the selection process.
 Results – describe methods of analysis and concrete results.
 Conclusion – emphasize the significance of your research and revisit gaps in the literature.
Address the broader theoretical/policy/practical implications of the work.

Fountain Writers
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Work with Us

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

Professional and Experienced Academic Writers

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.

Free Unlimited Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.


Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.


Admission Essays & Business Writing Help

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.


Editing Support

Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.


Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.