Topic: The racist strategies of donald trump to solidify his base
I’m stuck on a Political Science question and need an explanation.
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 1 to research paper. APA FORMAT ( cover page not included in page number) will tip high if longer than required
BACKGROUND/HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEM What is the problem you are addressing? What is generally known about it? What is not known about the problem?
2. STATE YOUR RESEARCH QUESTION. Put in the form of a question that which you believe is not known about the problem, which your thesis is about to explore. YOUR QUESTION MUST BE WRITTEN IN EMPIRICAL TERMS. That is, in such a way that you can go and search for information or evidence to answer it. The question should logically flow from what is explained in the “Background” above.
3. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM. Re-state the problem clearly and precisely, and say what your paper intends to do, or what you plan to do with the problem. In other words, what is the purpose of your research? THIS MUST BE FOLLOWED BY A THESIS STATEMENT OR HYPOTHESIS OR PROPOSITION. THIS THESIS STATEMENT IS A TENTATIVE ANSWER TO YOUR RESEARCH QUESTION. YOUR PAPER IS REALLY ABOUT VERIFYING WHETHER OR NOT YOUR RESEARCH QUESTION CAN BE ANSWERED. YOUR THESIS STATEMENT MUST ALSO BE WRITTEN IN EMPIRICAL TERMS: IT CAN BE MEASURED, TESTED OR OBSERVED BY LOCATING THE APPROPRIATE DATA.
4. METHODOLOGY. Explain the methods/strategies for locating the data to support your thesis. Be clear and specific. And, once you have found the data, explain how you will use it to support your thesis. How will you analyze and interpret the data?
5. DEFINE KEY TERMS IN THESIS STATEMENT (Dependent and Independent variables). Key terms must be defined, operationally or functionally, i.e. define in a way they can be measured and observed. 6. LIMITATIONS. Some topics may have specific limitations. State explicitly the limitations of your study with reference to such factors as scope, chronology, source materials, etc. This is optional. Do not put it in if it is not warranted. Do not use this to cover up for laziness. 7. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY. Why is your study important? How is it different from other studies on this topic? What new knowledge will it contribute to already existing literature? What are its policy implications? 8. ORGANIZATION OF THE REMAINDER OF THE STUDY. This section tells what the subsequent Chapters will consist of. Briefly tell what we can expect to find in each of the Chapters following Chapter 1.