The object is to collect and organize facts in an orderly manner.
Use in-text citations following the APA documentation style.
Document all paraphrased and quoted materials.
Make sure you put direct quotations in quotation marks.
The five sources listed on the reference page must be cited in the report.
Attach a printout of a database searches for the secondary research(es) you use in the report. Failure to attach the printout will result in the immediate loss of points.
The sources you will use in the report must be current and reputable with the emphasis on information from scholarly and professional journals or articles.
Once you have collected your data, create an outline using MS Word. The outline should be set up to answer such questions as:
What is the technology: explain what it is; its history i.e. did it develop from another technology or is it a brand new technology that might be replacing an older technology.
How is it used
Who uses it
Who developed it i.e. what company or individual(s) and why
What is the cost(s) associated with using this technology
What effect will this have on an industry, business in general or consumer behavior
Additional information of your choosing
The report should be a minimum of four double-spaced pages. This four-page minimum does not include the title page or reference page.
The report is a record of your research. It documents your primary and secondary research and provides a summary or conclusion.
The report will include a title page and reference page with a minimum of five sources. Three of those sources must be scholarly or professional.