For the research paper, you must examine ones specific IPE hypothesis that includes one independent variable (IV), one dependent variable (DV), and a prediction about the directional influence of the IV on the DV. State your hypothesis in the form of a question. This is your research question. You should rely upon a diverse set of sources for your research, including books, articles, interviews, data, surveys, etc.
1.Introduction. Start with a broad introduction that captures the reader’s attention. Explain why your question is important to explore. Next, narrow the focus and state your research question.
2.Context. Provide background information to help the reader understand your specific research question (e.g., provide definitions; explain the historical context of the issue, etc.)
3.Literature Review. It would be best if you surveyed competing for theoretical arguments and empirical studies that address the research question.
4.Evaluate the Evidence. Present and evaluate evidence. Make sure you discuss appropriate evidence with the TA or instructor. Does the evidence support your hypothesis?
5.Conclusions. Summarize your findings and discuss the policy implications.