Research Papers automatically scored as zero points include but are not limited to the following:
1) Turn it in Similarity report of a 25% and more
2) Little independent scholarship.
3) The paper is primarily transitional paragraphs that recounts other authors or other articles.
4) No evidence of student’s analysis or critical thinking.
5) Papers must have a minimum of 5 pages of typed analysis and narrative; magic margins, large swaths of quoted texts and large diagrams or data should
not be included in the 5-page narrative
6) Limited conclusion
7) Nonuse of Chicago style (footnotes) formatting and citations
8) Bibliography that is not annotated; weigh the reference biases
9) References that are not from SJC peer reviewed database.
10) Submission of paper only to the Admin portal.
Research Paper Scenario:
The Texas Senate and Governor has hired you as an economic and policy advisor. Your clients would like to know if they should raise minimum wages,
inclusive of the minimum wages of wait staff. What are your policy recommendations?
This is a well measured, considered analytical researched thesis presentation reinforced by scholarship and research. You are being paid $250,000 for your
recommendations and how you validate your recommendations. This warrants more than a scant conclusion.
As a consultant you must establish what the Governor is trying to do. You may introduce new ideas to help the Governor accomplish his or her Goals.
Introduce statistics and data from data from the articles, BLS.Gov, federal reserves.gov or other PEER REVIEWED SOURCES
Students Must independently source a minimum of 3 Peer reviewed articles
Students may use the sources on this document in addition to their independent peer reviewed sources.
The paper must be accompanied by an annotated bibliography.
Have a well-defined Abstract/thesis paragraph(s)
Things to consider as you prepare your proposal for the Governor:
1. Different perspectives on this argument from, business owners, households, government etc
2. Analyze the evidence that each author uses to support his/her thesis: What types of evidence are used? Does the evidence support his or her thesis?
3. Evaluate the qualification of the authors: What bias might the authors have?
4. Use statistics and facts and macroeconomic theories to evaluate the articles.
5. The older articles generated published critiques in peer reviewed articles. This means students should perform a literature review of “peer reviewed”
articles to form their “measured, qualified conclusion. RESEARCH NOT RANTS”
Although the Question is the same for Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, the concepts used to evaluate the thesis are different. Submitting the “Same
paper or similar paper for RCON 2301 and Econ 2302 is plagiarism. AT least one paper will Earn zero points
What is the strategic goal of the policy?
Are there better tactical goals to reach the strategic Goals?
What, in your research, supports or disavows the presented articles?
What are the best tactical polices to attain the strategic Goals?
What is the empirical evidence? What is the data?
ECONOMICS is always asking “Why!”
Students must “Make A Decision.” And defend their decisions within the parameters of Economics theory and peer reviewed articles that supports or
disavows the given articles.
In Economics, Opinion is defined is the “well informed analysis of the thesis.” Rants are not Research
The macro argument should involve theories learned from
CPI, GDP Economic Growth, Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, Multiplier effect, Public Policy Fiscal and Monetary policy etc