COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH PAPER
Complete a 10 to 15 page comprehensive research report that:
• defines the approved topic (the same topic as assignment #1 and #2)
• identifies the related aviation management theories, concepts, and practices
• identifies written and electronic media research relative to the topic
• uses the identified aviation management theories, concepts, and practices, and research to develop and apply a possible solution(s) to the problem
• conforms to the requirements in the 6th edition of the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Your research paper must:
1. A title page that includes the title of the paper, your name, and affiliation (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) centered on the page as stated in APA pages 23-24 & 41. Include the page number, but do not include a running head or author note. At the bottom of the title page, separated from the above by a single horizontal line and centered, include the course number and title. On the next double-spaced line, type the semester and on the next double-spaced line, your program location.
2. An abstract that consists of one sentence describing the topic of the paper, one sentence describing the purpose and scope of the paper, one sentence describing the sources used (nonspecific, generic in nature, i.e. published literature), and one sentence describing the paper’s conclusion. Do not use phrases such as “this paper,” “this research,” “the author,” etc. Write each sentence as a concise statement that satisfies each requirement in a succinct manner. Note that abstracts for review or theoretical papers are restricted to 75 to 100 words. Remember, the abstract is not an introduction to the paper itself (see APA page 25).
3. An introduction that consists of no more than one double-spaced typed page. Note that the introduction summarizes relevant arguments and information, and provides the reader a sense of the topic and its importance.
4. A problem statement that consists of no more than two paragraphs. You can use the problem statement provided in assignment #1.
5. A body or literature review that reviews and presents the relative theories, concepts, and practices. It should be a minimum of 6 double-spaced typed pages. This is where the topic, as it is presented in the literature (your references), is reviewed. You should use very few quotes. You must include in-text references that give credit to the author of the information (see APA pages 174-179).
6. A conclusion or recommendation that is a minimum of 2 double-spaced typed pages. What can be concluded or implied from the information in the literature review? Do not use first or second person (I, you, we, etc.). Write only in the third person (professional, not personal). All material included in the conclusion or recommendation that originates with another author must include an in-text reference.
7. A reference page that consists of ten (10) references dated January 2017 or newer. If your problem is based on a current issues, then you must include references dated June 2017 or newer (see APA pages 180-224).
Note: APA specifies that all typing be double-spaced. There are very few exceptions to this APA standard. Page numbers are typed on the first line of each page in the upper right-hand corner (see APA page 41). Every item is double-spaced from there to the bottom margin (see APA pages 41-50).
Note: “Levels of heading establish the hierarchy of sections via format or appearance. All topics of equal importance have the same level of heading throughout a manuscript.” (APA, 2010, p. 62). For further information with regard to organizing a manuscript with headings and the levels of headings refer to APA pp. 62-63. Note that “The number of levels of heading needed for your article will depend on its length and complexity” (APA, 2010, p. 63). Try to restrict the use of headings to no more than two levels.