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Unformatted text preview: PADP 8120 Fertig Spring 2011 UGA 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Research Paper Outline Introduction: Very brief for this assignment. No literature review. No theory. a. Opening statements b. Statement of research question c. Summary of data, methods and findings. Methods: (not necessarily in this order) a. Describe data source b. Describe sample used c. Describe measures used (outcome, key independent variable, controls) with a table or two d. Describe empirical strategy (OLS or logit) with equation e. Discuss hypotheses Results: a. Present the findings with i. Text ii. Tables iii. Figures (if appropriate) b. Discuss/Interpret the findings Conclusion: just 1-2 paragraph(s) summarizing the paper and drawing some policy implications from the findings Appendix: Write out a description of each variable used including the exact wording of the relevant survey questions. References 1 ...
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