Instructions: You will need to submit research paper topic for approval by no later than the end of third week. You have considerable freedom in choosing a topic. The requirement is that you choose a topic that requires academic research not business research and that you submit both your paper topic (which should not contain question) and a full paragraph statement, that statement must contain a research question to be answered or a hypothesis to be tested. Most “why” questions focus more on workplace related issues and business not academic or scholarly research so they seldom are acceptable questions for scholarly research.
The research paper should be a minimum of six typed pages and formatted in accordance with APA, this does not include the cover or reference page. Topics should be relevant to intermodal transportation.
The nature of a research paper is to prove or disprove a thesis or hypothesis, not simply produce a report or provide information on topic. For example; a topic may be the impact of security on intermodal transportation. The associated thesis could be; actions taken to improve the security at ports has negatively impacted throughput, increasing costs and reducing the quality of operations. The research and body of the paper argues to prove the thesis statement.
A draft topic and thesis statement were due to the professor during week 2 (Approved reaseach paper is topic thesis is below)