Topic: Disparities in healthcare in USA
1- Put all the chapters on one document
2- Write the preliminary pages
The pages that precede the text (starting with Chapter 1) are usually numbered using lowercase Roman Numerals (i, ii, iii, iv, etc…), but it can be difficult to use two different page numbering styles in one document; as a result, students may use Arabic Numerals (1, 2, 3, etc…) throughout the paper. However, please remember that the title page does NOT have a page number even though it is page #1. You should start numbering your pages on the second page. Each of these pages are described in the Requirements handout found in Shared Documents and include:
· title page
· copyright page (if you plan to register a copyright) do not need
· dedication page (optional) do not need
· acknowledgments (optional) do not need
· table of contents
· list of tables (if appropriate)
· list of illustrations (charts, graphs, figures) (if appropriate)
· list of symbols (if appropriate)
· preface (optional) do not need
Please make sure each is formatted correctly.
Some of you might want to include a Preface. It is really the only place in the research project that you can use first person. A Preface is appropriate if you have a particular, personal interest in the topic that you want to share. Some sociologists use “reflexive statements” in their work. These can serve two important functions. First, it shares with the reader that personal connection that led you to do the research. It may be that some of your readers had similar experiences and this will help them identify with your research. The second reason is that the reader should know if you do have strong opinions on the topic: it is partly about honesty and ethics, and partly to help explain if any “passion” is present in your writing. We try to be objective, but we are also human. By disclosing our passion we can defuse any criticism of bias (it won’t excuse us from being biased, but there may be subtleties that creep in).
Some students are tempted to write the Abstract first. Resist that temptation! Even though it comes at the beginning of the paper, it is the last section you should write. A good abstract will include the research problem or question, MAYBE a sentence or two about the significance of the problem, the major findings, and a one or two sentence conclusion/recommendations. The Requirements allow you 350 words; you should not need that many. A paragraph is sufficient, but a page is acceptable.
3-4 pages for the preliminary pages
See attached sample paper
3- Remove the references at the end of each chapter and put them all at the end of chapter V. Your references should follow APA style. Make sure each reference follows APA style.
4- Number the pages and have a header