What is a research paper?
A researcher uses a research paper to explain how they conducted a research study to answer a question or test a hypothesis. They explain why they conducted the study, the research question or hypothesis they tested, how they conducted the study, the results of their study, and the implications of these results.
What is the purpose of an experimental research paper?
A research paper is intended to inform others about advancement in a particular field of study. The researcher who wrote the paper identified a gap in the research in a field of study and used their research to help fill this gap. The researcher uses their paper to inform others about the knowledge that the results of their study contribute.
What sections are included in an experimental research paper?
A typical research paper contains a Title Page, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and References section. Some also contain a Table and Figures section and Appendix section.
What citation style is used for experimental research papers?
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used for research papers.
Title (found on title page)
Table and Figures (optional)