Topic chosen: benefits vs risks of nuclear waste disposal/nuclear power. My main research question is: Does the benefit out way the risk when it comes to nuclear power and nuclear waste disposal?
Writing the Research Proposal: This assignment will prompt your thinking for the emerging research paper and allow me to offer suggestions on your chosen topic. Use an essay format (3 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins) and provide the following information:
- Background: Briefly discuss what led you to choose this topic and what you already know about it. What interests you about the topic?
- Research questions and issues to be investigated: Discuss your main research question(s), what you hope to find outâ€”the questions that exemplify the key ideas of your investigation. Write out the actual research questions. Your questions could center on a controversial issue important to your topic, focus on major trends within the field of employment, or examine people-related issues. (The main effort in the research paper should be to explore issues, challenges, and concerns related to the topic being examined, not simply to produce a matter-of-fact report.)
- Tentative resources: Briefly summarize and list in MLA format 3-4 credible materials that look most promising from your preliminary research. No website sources, please.
- Justification: Explain why this is a worthwhile research project. Consider these types of questions: What will you learn by doing this work? How might others gain from your research? Whatâ€™s the impact of this question/controversy?