Week 8 Assignment: Research Paper
Using the topic you
selected and the outline you followed in week 3 assignment, please write a 10
page research paper using APA Format. Your research paper must include an
extensive explanation and have a thesis statement. A thesis statement is
a strong statement that you can support with evidence. The research paper
should have a abstract, literature review and discussion (body of the paper
addressing the issues listed below), recommendation, a well-defined conclusion,
and reference pages. You must use at least 5 resources.
Please see the attached
template for more information.
In your paper, you must
address the following:
- An overview of the issue
- Why is this issue a concern from a health care
- Who are the major parties involved in this issue?
- Which market forces have an impact on this issue?
- How is demand illustrated in this issue?
- How is supply illustrated in this issue?
- How has the affordable care act impacted this issue?
- How are health disparities demonstrated in this issue?
- How has this issue been improved in other global
- What is your recommendation for making improvements
based on economic principles.
Please review the Final
Paper/Project Grading Rubric prior to submission (Click on View IRubric in the main
Assignment List page).
Final Paper/Project is
due in the Assignment portion of the classroom by Sunday, 11:55 p.m.
EST each week. Make sure you read and understand the directions and
requirements for each Assignment. Please ensure you cite your references
in APA format with a minimum of 5 references (You may use your
textbook as a reference and you should have a minimum of 4 academic
outside references including 2 peer-reviewed journal
articles). Assignments submitted late without advance
notice will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will
not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.
The Final Paper must
have a minimum of 10 pages for a Undergraduate level
course (excluding the title, abstract, and reference pages). The paper must be
typed, double-spaced with 1-inch margins in 12-point Times New Roman font with
all references cited. As always, Wikipedia, Wikianswers, and Answers.com are NOT
academic/scholarly sources. Papers will be graded based on the following areas:
Foundation and synthesis of knowledge, application of knowledge critical
thinking, writing skills, use of computer technology and application, and
organization of ideas and format. Refer to Library Online Resource Center for
any research assistance. Refer to the Student Handbook for policies
relevant to academic honesty and other procedures and policies related to this
Grade Papers = ABOVE COURSE STANDARDS (ACS)
The principle characteristic of the ACS paper is rich
content; teaching the reader sentence after sentence, paragraph after
paragraph. In composition, it is marked by stylistic finesse: the title and
opening paragraph are engaging; the transitions are artful; the phrasing is
tight, fresh, and highly specific; the sentence structure is varied; the tone
enhances the purposes of the paper. Finally, the ACS paper, because of its
careful organization, development, and logic imparts a sense of completeness
and unusual clarity. An ACS paper is highly instructive for other (and future)
members of the course; as a result, it is publishable.