Final Paper


Introduction: Throughout this course, you will be working on a staged project researching a public policy issue as identified in your project proposal. At this point, you are being asked to write and deliver your findings and evaluation to your classmates and instructor in a final Research Paper.

Instructions: At this point, you will submit your final Research Paper evaluating your chosen policy and making recommendations based on your research. Your Research Paper should include the following components:

   Abstract: Please provide an abstract (one paragraph) for your paper. (I did not see this in your instructions but I do want it included.)


  • Identification of the issue
  • Description of the background context and significance of the issue
  • The research question behind this project
  • Literature Review
  • Methods
  • Findings from your data collection
  • Public Score Card
  • Recommendations regarding this policy
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography

Remember to support your evaluation of this issue and your recommendations with the data you collected and any additional information you learned from your literature review.

Submission: Your Research Paper should be about 12-15 pages (about 3,000-3,750 words) in length. Submit this as a Word document. Follow APA style guidelines.

I have included stage 4 of the project as a refernce.  This paper should be an extension of the attached paper.

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