Research and impact evaluation What is impact? This can involve academic impact, economic and societal impact or both: The impact of research, be it academic, economic and social can include: The link between knowledge exchange and impact Knowledge exchange KE external websitethe enabling of two way exchange between researchers and research users to share ideas, research evidence, experiences and skills, is fundamental to our understanding of what makes excellent research.
I am currently taking a United States History class with Nancy Zens, and a research paper is required for that class. The only requirement for paper is that its topic is in the era between the Civil War and I have chosen to write about the Japanese-American internment, which occurred in the s, because it interests me.
In ninth grade I was in a humanities literature class and we read a work by a woman who was in a concentration camp as a young girl in California. So, I did a small research paper on the internment my junior year in high school.
I feel it is very important for all Americans to know about what our "free" country did and why it was done. I think there is no reason at all to forget about this tremendous mistake our country made. I am sure that there are many people who have never heard about the Japanese-Americans' internment, and it is valuable and important to know about it and learn from it.
I hope to learn more about why and how a free country DID in fact imprison people - and why it did so while trying to stop another country Germany from interning people in concentration camps as well as for doing other things.
This topic is appropriate for Writing because it is informative to me and my readers. I have previously researched about this topic, but I would like to perform more in-depth, quality, college-level research and learn more about the complete situation.
I feel that this will be a challenge and I will learn a wealth of information. Also, there is a wealth of information for and against the Japanese-American internment.
Therefore, I can do an in-depth research of the topic using many kinds of sources, and draw logical conclusions as well as fulfill the requirements satisfactorily for this course. The documentation system I have chosen is Chicago-Humanities.
My topic's subject matter is history, and historical research papers are usually written with Chicago-Humanities documentation system. I have never used this system, and so I look forward to learning and applying this style. Nancy Zens was not particular as to which system to use. Leading Research Question and Hypothesis A.
The leading research Question that I propose to pursue is: Was it the correct solution to the problem?
My working hypothesis I propose is that the Japanese-American internment during World War II was a result of bad decisions based upon prejudices and was a major mistake for the United States - it accomplished nothing.
What do I need to find out through research? Why did the internment happen? What drove the government to go that far?
Why were Japanese-Americans the only ones interned? Why weren't other "enemy races" interned? What led to their freedom from camps? Has the heavy discrimination stopped? If heavy discrimination against Japanese-Americans has stopped, when did it stop? Have the former prisoners been reimbursed, apologized to, etc.
What were conditions like before, during, and after internment? Why have we as a country tried to hide or forget about what happened?
After looking in Infotrac and the library catalog, I have come up with some search terms. They are as follows: I know that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor led to a panic against all of the Japanese race - many thought Japanese-Americans were spies, and thus did not trust them.
The "only" solution was to put ALL Japanese-Americans in camps, considering every single person of the Japanese race a suspect. There was not much research or inquiry pertaining to whether or not they were truly spies, and they were not given a chance to speak up or try to prove their innocence.
The types of primary sources that I plan on using are magazines, journals, books, and videos. One that I specifically remember was titled I Am an American.Research Proposal Understanding The Impact Of Informational Package Elements Toward Consumer Purchasing Behavior For Carbonated Drinks Product In Melaka Tengah, Malaysia.
research proposal is the formal description of this process. The first part of the proposal will include the research question to be answered along with a statement of why the area. The purpose is to reflect upon gaps or understudied areas of the current literature and describe how your proposed research contributes to a new understanding of the research problem should the study be implemented as designed.
In addition, a research proposal can have academic Impact, advancing scientific understanding, theory, methods or application across or within disciplines. Academic impact. Research, for example, has suggested that persons who evince a better understanding of mental illness are less likely to endorse stigma and discrimination (17,19,52).
Hence, the strategic provision of information about mental illness seems to lessen negative stereotypes. Guidelines on writing a research proposal by Matthew McGranaghan This is a work in progress, intended to organize my thoughts on the process of formulating a proposal.