The research paper in this course asks you to select a topic or scenario, research it, and report the details.
By now, you had the opportunity to review the topics, select one, and briefly reflect on the topic. To stay on track and to continue to make progress on the research paper, prepare an outline with the major headings or topic sentences. An outline is a great way to provide organization for papers and projects. Your outline should include the following:
One paragraph that describes the importance of the topic; and
At least four major headings in outline form.
The university requires that students use the APA format in writing course papers. Therefore, the APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.
You do NOT have to commit to the details of your outline until the research paper is finished. As you continue to research the topic and draft the paper, the organization of your thoughts (i.e., the details of the outline) may evolve. That is expected and acceptable. To organize those thoughts, it is a good idea to begin with an outline.
Use your own words, prepare the assignment in a word-processing application, and submit the outline as one of the following file formats: DOC, DOCX, or PDF.
Research Paper (Due 9/1)
Accidents from falling are one of the leading causes of death and injuries in the construction industry. Find and review several articles in professional publications on construction-related fall accidents. Also, find and review several sample fall protection programs for construction companies, as well as visit www.osha.gov for relevant fall protection requirements. Choose at least one accident you would like to research further and construct a paper that includes the following:
A brief introduction of the problem with fall-related accidents in the construction industry.
A review and analysis of the fall accident chosen for further research.
A detailed discussion on the causative factors associated with the fall accident.
A sample fall protection program developed to suit only the type of work being performed in the accident that is being reviewed. Be specific and include the factors related to the accident. (Do not include portions of a program not directly related to the work in the researched accident.)
A summary of the student’s conclusions on fall hazards in the construction industry, and opinions on the necessity for a fall protection plan.
Your research paper analysis should be at least five pages of text in 12-point double-spaced Times Roman font. Please include an APA style reference for the in-text citations and references that you use.