Research Paper Assignment Instructions
The Research
Paper will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about a topic of
particular interest regarding information security systems. The technical focus
and level of research for the chosen topic must be well-planned and researched.
With that in mind, be sure to choose a focused topic to ensure in-depth
Research Paper will allow you to be exposed to technical literature for
further exploration of the body of research as a whole, as well as enable you
to practice navigating around it. Thus, a well-written paper will show your
ability, not only to research, but also to communicate via the written word.
How well your document conforms to the required form and format will
demonstrate your attention to detail and instruction.
Research topic:
some of the best sources of digital evidence for child abuse and exploitation,
domestic violence, and gambling according to the National Institute of Justice.
Research commercial forensic packages that you think you would use for such
crimes. What
advantages are offered by commercial forensic packages? Are there any
disadvantages to using them? If so, what are they?
Each paper must:
· Have a length of 2,750–3,250
words (Note: the word count does not include words used in figures, tables, diagrams,
or the bibliography);
· Be formatted
according to current APA format;
· Include figures,
tables, or diagrams where appropriate (Note: the words in the figures, tables,
or diagrams are not part of the word count);
· Include an in-text
citation whenever the source to which you refer is used;
· Attribute quotes to
the source obtained, but quotes must not make up a significant portion of the
body of the text;
· Have in-text citations
for each reference on the bibliography; and
· Include at least 3
references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible.
Each paper must
include these 4 sections:
What specifically
do you want to learn about or prove as you do this research?
List the research
topics that you included as at least 3–4 bullets in the Research Paper Outline
and Bibliography. Following each bullet, discuss the research topic in detail.
Note: your paper must be focused to allow in-depth research. In this first
section, the research topics are stated as bullets to help sharpen your focus
and to ensure that your focus is maintained as the paper develops.
Search Results:
What do others say
about this subject?
This section will
show the depth of your research. All entries in your bibliography must be cited
at least once in this section. When detailing your literature search results,
each declarative idea/concept (not each sentence) must be cited. You are
stating other authors’ ideas and concepts and must say from where they come.
Often this is the largest section of the paper. The time to state your own
ideas will come in the following section.
What have you
learned from your research?
The purpose of
this section is not simply to reiterate the previous sections, but for
thoughtful reflection. Now is the time to state your own conclusions. In this
section, each of the specific research questions you selected in the Research
Paper Outline and Bibliography must be restated and directly answered, even if your
conclusion for an objective is uncertain. Doing so will help ensure that you
have addressed all your original research questions. However, this does not
mean you are limited in this section to only answering your initial research
questions. More often than not, your research will open new lines of thought
that should be discussed. Most poor grades are earned because this section does
not include your conclusions, but only repeats data from the previous sections.
Your paper must include
at least 5 citations, 2 of which must be the course textbook and the Bible.
Both the in-text citations and the accompanying bibliographic information must
be in current APA format. You must cite professionally edited, peer-reviewed
sources. They can be solely Internet-based or from print sources. Do not cite encyclopedias
(online or otherwise) or articles from user-edited sources such as Wikipedia (however,
this type of resource can be used for initial, uncited research which will
often lead you to acceptable sources). You must use resources with a specific
technical focus on your topic.
Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism