Topic:

Cyber security in New Space: Analysis of threats, key enabling technologies and challenges.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please follow the Research paper instructions and guidelines attachments below, Without the right format report will not be considered(15 Pages)

BA63470 Final Research Report Instructions (800

points)

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The Final Research Report is due 02/06/2022. Late assignments will not be accepted. Posting

must occur in the appropriate area of Moodle. Hardcopy, email, etc. will not be accepted. A

total of 800 points will be awarded for a perfect score for this exercise.

Research Report / Individual Project (800 points)

Write a scholarly research report on a topic related to Cyber Security based on one of the

following topics:

Step 1: Select ONE Topic:

The Research Report, select one of the following research areas:

i) Biometrics
ii) Organizational Management during times of crisis.
iii) Failures of Knowledge Management Systems.
iv) Successes of Knowledge Management Systems.
v) Social networking in the 21th Century.
vi) Web sports
vii) Search Engine Optimization
viii) Robotics

Step 2: Determine a Narrowed Research Focus
Review the “Completing the Final Research/Residency Assignment” section in Moodle for additional

guidance

Step 3: Review the CU Research Guide and APA documentation

Important Student Notes:

Follow the guidelines of the CU Research guide for structure of the paper

Following the specifications of APA for format

BA63470 Final Research Report Instructions (800

points)

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REMINDERS:

• Each student’s submission will be checked for plagiarism. Note that Turnitin has a very good
historical memory and is capable of accessing reports from both internal and external

resources (i.e. Universities, Governments, etc.) including those originally written in non-

English written languages. Plagiarism will result in a grade of zero (non-negotiable) for the

assignment and may results in other university actions. The department chairperson will be

notified of the violation. Additional Campbellsville University penalties may be applicable.

Please see class syllabus for additional details.

• Acceptable file formats for submissions include Microsoft Word (doc, docx). No other
formats are acceptable.

• The research paper must be supported by evidence (citations from peer-reviewed sources).

• A minimum of five (5) peer-reviewed journal citations are required.

• Formatting should be double-spaced, one-inch boarders, no extra space for headings, no
extra white space, no more than two levels of heading, page numbers, front and back matter).

• Extra white space use to enhance page count will negatively affect student grade.

• Graduate student are expected to be proficient in the use of the English language. Errors in
grammar, spelling, or syntax will affect student grade. The Professor, will not provide

remedial help for writing problems. If the student is unable to write clearly and correctly, the

student should be urged to contact the program office for sources of remedial help.

• Final Submission – the final report is due no later than the due date assigned. A total of at
least 15 full pages is required (no extra whitespace, does not include appendices). (800

points). Only Microsoft Word is acceptable.

• The research paper must only include materials derived solely from peer reviewed journals
or peer reviewed conference proceedings. Newspapers, websites (URLs), magazines,

technical journals, hearsay, personal opinions, and white papers are NOT acceptable

citations. Please access the CU Library at http://campbellsville.libguides.com/?b=g&d=a for

appropriate materials.

• APA formatted citations are required for the final submission. IMPORTANT – please
refer to the following url for help with APA:

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html.

Please reach out to our librarians for additional citation management and APA help.

• All images, tables, figures are to be included in the appendices and IS NOT included in the
15 page requirement. This means appendices are not included in the 15 page requirement.

• Long quotations (i.e. paragraphs) are NOT permitted. Only one quoted short sentence (less
than 14 words) is permitted per page.

• Footnotes are NOT permitted.

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School of Business, Economic, and Technology

Campbellsville University- Louisville Center

Research Report Guide

A Guide for CU Graduate Students

©2017, Dr Vincent Scovetta

Campbellsville University. All rights reserved.

4/20/2020

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Table of Contents

The Research Report …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4

Chapter 1- Background/Introduction (3 – 4 pages) …………………………………………………………………………… 4

Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

Problem Statement and Purpose of Research …………………………………………………………………………………… 4

Relevance and Significance …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4

Research Questions ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5

Barriers and Issues ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5

Chapter 2 – Review of the Literature (6-8 pages) ……………………………………………………………………………… 5

Chapter 3 – Approach/Methodology (1 – 2 pages) …………………………………………………………………………….. 5

Chapter 4: Findings, Analysis, and Summary of Results (2 – 4 pages) ………………………………………………… 5

Chapter 5: Conclusions (2 – 4 pages) ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5

References …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6

Research Report Structure …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6

Front Matter……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6

Chapter 1 through 5 (12 pages): ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6

Back Matter: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6

Document Preparation – Form and Style …………………………………………………………………………………………. 6

References and Citations ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7

Margins……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7

Line Spacing …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7

Paragraph Spacing …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8

Page Numbering ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8

Type Style ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8

Title Page…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8

The Abstract …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8

Chapter Title, Heading 1, Heading 2……………………………………………………………………………………………. 8

Tables and Figures in the Text Body …………………………………………………………………………………………… 9

Appendix …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9

Additional Resources ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9

Sample First Page of Table of Contents ………………………………………………………………………………………… 11

Sample Reference List ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12

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The Research Report

The Research Report serves as the deliverable towards partial completion of the requirement for BA634. The

requirement of your research is expected to be built and constitutes the five-chapter model. This document is not

intended to be a one-time or static document. The Research Report needs to be at least 14 pages and is written

in the past and present tense, as appropriate.

The Research Report should be a complete and concise document that establishes your credentials as a relative

expert in the domain of your study. In all cases, a good understanding of the specific domain will be necessary

for the successful completion of your study. It is vital that you stay current in the literature germane to the

study you are conducting and update the chapters accordingly.

The following is the general structure of the Research Report

Font Style: Times New Roman throughout the document

Font color: Black (including headings)

Chapter 1- Background/Introduction (3 – 4 pages)
In this section, present enough information about the proposed work so that the reader understands the general

context or setting. It is also helpful to include a summary of how this document is organized.

Introduction
This section introduces the reader to the structural content of your Research Report

Problem Statement and Purpose of Research
In this section, present a concise statement of a research-worthy problem to be addressed (i.e., why the work

should be undertaken – don’t state “it was a requirement of the professor”). Follow the statement of the problem

with a well-supported discussion of its scope and nature. The discussion of the problem should include: what the

problem is, why it is a problem, how the problem evolved or developed, and the issues and events leading to the

problem. Your problem statement must be clear, concise, to the point and able to be articulated in no more than

three sentences.

Relevance and Significance
This section provides the necessary support for both the problem statement of your study. Consider the following

questions and support your discussion by citing the research literature:

 Why is there a problem? What groups or individuals are affected?

 How far-ranging is the problem and how great is its impact? What’s the benefit of solving the problem?

 What has been tried without success to correct the situation? Why weren’t those attempts successful?

 What are the consequences of not solving the problem?

 How does the goal of your study address the research problem and how will your proposed study offer
promise as a resolution to the problem?

 How will your research add to the knowledge base?

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 What is the potential for generalization of your results?

 What is the potential for original work?

Research Questions
In this section you will define the research questions you expect to answer in your finding / results / conclusion

sections. The research question(s) must be directly related to the problem statement and introduce the reader to

their respective relationships. The answers to the research question(s) need to be either qualitative or

quantitative.

Barriers and Issues
In this section, identify how the problem is inherently difficult to solve. You should also show how the solution

you propose are difficult to obtain (unlike a book report). You should show the study you propose is of adequate

difficulty to warrant a successful grade assignment.

Chapter 2 – Review of the Literature (6-8 pages)
In this section, it is important to clearly identify the major areas on which you will need to focus your research in

order to build a solid foundation for your study in the existing body of knowledge. The literature review is the

presentation of quality literature in a particular field that serves as the foundation and justification for the research

problem, research questions or hypothesis, and methodology. You will develop a more comprehensive review of

the literature as part of your report.

Chapter 3 – Approach/Methodology (1 – 2 pages)
Describe how you plan to address your research problem and accomplish your stated goal. List the major steps

that must be taken to accomplish the goal and include a preliminary discussion of the methodology and specific

research methods you plan to implement. Although specific details are not required at this point, you must provide

adequate discussion of the general process you will follow to implement your research methodology.

Chapter 4: Findings, Analysis, and Summary of Results (2 – 4 pages)
Chapter 4 includes an objective description and analysis of the findings, results or outcomes of the research. Limit

the use of charts, tables, figures to those that are needed to support the narrative. Most of these illustrations can

be included as part of the Appendixes.

The following topics are intended to serve as a guide:

 Data analysis

 Findings & discussion

 Analysis

 Summary of results & discussion

Chapter 5: Conclusions (2 – 4 pages)
 Conclusions – Clearly state the conclusions of the study based on the analysis performed and results achieved.

Indicate by the evidence or logical development the extent to which the specified objectives have been

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accomplished. If the research has been guided by hypotheses, make a statement as to whether the data

supported or rejected these hypotheses. Discuss alternative explanations for the findings, if appropriate.

Delineate strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of the study.

 Implications – Discuss the impact of the work on the field of study and its contributions to knowledge and
professional practice. Discuss implications for future research.

 Recommendations – Present recommendations for future research or for changes in research methods or
theoretical concepts. As appropriate, present recommendations for changes in academic practice, professional

practice, or organizational procedures, practices, and behavior.

References
Follow the most current version of APA to format your references. However, each reference should be single-

spaced with a double space between each cited entry. Make sure that every citation is referenced and every

reference is cited.

Research Report Structure
Notes:

 White space added to the report will negatively affect the final grade of your report. Do not add extra space

to your document in an effort to extend the page count.

Front Matter
 The front matter includes the following:

o Title Page
o Abstract
o Table of Contents
o List of Tables
o List of Figures

Chapter 1 through 5 (12 pages):

Back Matter:
 The back matter includes the following:

o Appendixes
o References

Document Preparation – Form and Style

Form and style guidelines for a Research Report serve a number of purposes: to ease adaptation of the document

for publication in whole or part, to ensure a level of professional appearance, and ease the burden on the readers

of the document by presenting material in a logical, consistent fashion. Nevertheless, form and style guidelines

should not be burdensome for Peer Reviewer or Professor. The bulk of the effort in developing and mentoring a

Research Report should certainly be directed toward the quality of the thoughts being presented, not the

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appearance of that presentation.

The current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association serves as the primary

guide for format and style. Since that manual focuses primarily on publication in journals, some exceptions are

necessary for a Research Report. The Research Report guidelines are amplified with examples of:

• Title Page (Appendix A)
• Table of Contents (Appendix E)
• List of Tables (Appendix F)
• List of Figures (Appendix G)
• First Page of a Chapter (Appendix H)
• Appendix Pages (Appendix I)
• Reference List (Appendix J)

References and Citations
One of the most important tasks in writing a Research Report is to reference other works and sources in the text

body. You must provide a formal reference citation for each idea or statement taken from the work of an

individual or organization. Failure to provide a reference citation, when one is appropriate, is plagiarism, which

is a violation of the university’s Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility. An act of plagiarism

will subject the student to disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion from the university. Always err

on the side of caution when writing any formal paper. As you conduct your work, keep accurate records that

indicate which portions of your Research Report are not your own words and ideas. If you attempt to do this as

an afterthought, you run the risk of losing the source of the information and committing plagiarism. Reference

citations in the text should use the author-date citation system specified in the current edition of the Publication

Manual of the American Psychological Association. All reference citations must be listed alphabetically in the

References section at the end of the document, again following the format specified in the current edition of the

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. However, each reference should be single-

spaced with a double space in between each entry. Make sure that every citation is referenced and every

reference is cited.

Margins
The left-hand margin must be 1.5 inches (4 cm.). Margins at the right, top, and bottom of the page should be 1.0

inch. (See exception for chapter title pages below.) The Research Report text must be left-aligned (leaving a

ragged right edge).

Line Spacing
Double-spacing is required for most of the text in documents submitted during the Research Report process.

Pages for the abstract, acknowledgments, and parts of the table of contents, however, must be single-spaced in

the Research Report. Single-spacing also can be used for table titles and headings, figure captions, references in

a reference list (but double-spacing is required between references in the list), footnotes, and long quotations.

Long quotations may be indented five spaces. Judicial triple can improve appearance and readability and is

appropriate after chapter titles, before major subheadings, before footnotes, and before and after tables in the

text; however, avoid open white spaces.

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Paragraph Spacing
The text of the document is double-spaced. There should be no extra spaces between paragraphs in sections;

however, indent the first line of paragraphs five spaces (1/2 inch). Chapters must begin on new pages.

Page Numbering
Page numbers for the front matter, starting with the Table of Contents, should be lowercase roman numerals,

centered at the bottom of the page. All pages following the front matter should have page numbers in Arabic

numerals in the upper right-hand corner. The page order and numbering for the front matter is:

1. Title page is page i, but the page number is not printed.
2. Approval Signature page is page ii, but the page number is not printed.
3. Abstract is page iii but the page number is not printed.
4. Acknowledgements is page iv and not to exceed one page. The page number is not printed.
5. Table of Contents is page v and the page number is printed, bottom center.
6. List of Tables (only present if the document contains tables) is given the next page number in

sequence, printed bottom center.

7. List of Figures (only present if the document contains figures) is given the next page number in
sequence, printed bottom center.

Type Style

For body text, you should use 12-point Times New Roman. Text for the cover page may be larger but should

not exceed 14-point size. Text for the chapter title text should be 14-point size. Be consistent in your use of

typefaces throughout the document. Do not use a compressed typeface or any settings on your word processor

that would decrease the spacing between letters or words. Sans serif typefaces such as Helvetica or Arial may

be used for relatively short blocks of text such as chapter headings and captions but should be avoided in long

passages of text as they impede readability.

Title Page
Every document that is submitted, from the Research Report, must have a title page. The title page includes the

exact title of the Master’s Thesis, date of submission, your name, and name of the department which the report

is submitted. Use the format of the Sample Research Report Title Page provided in Appendix A.

The Abstract
The abstract (see Appendix es C) is single spaced. An abstract is a stand-alone document and therefore, should

not include citations because it would then need references. Note that the abstract must be fewer than 200

words.

Chapter Title, Heading 1, Heading 2
It is preferred that Research Report contain no more than three levels of headings in the body text. All headings

should have only the first letter of each word capitalized except that non-major words shorter than four letters

have no capital letters. See Appendix H for a sample page for a first page of a chapter.

Instructions for heading levels follow:

Level 1: Chapter Title

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This heading starts two inches from the top of the page, is centered on the page, and is set in 14point type.

The first line contains the chapter number (e.g., Chapter 4). The second line is blank. The third line

displays the chapter title, is centered on the page, and is set in 14-point type.

Level 2: Heading 1

Start heading 1 at the left margin of the page, four spaces (i.e., two returns when your document is set for

double-spacing) down from the title, set in bold 12-point type. Double-space (one return) to the

subheading body text. Indent the first line of the body text five spaces.

Level 3: Heading 2

Start the heading 2 at the left margin of the page, double-spaced (i.e., one return when your document is

set up for double-spacing) from the subheading, set in 12-point italics. Double-space (one return) to the

sub-subheading body text. Indent the first line of the body text five spaces.

Tables and Figures in the Text Body
Charts, graphs, diagrams, figures, and summary tables that significantly enhance reading of the Research Report

should be placed in the text body. Only include material in the text body that is needed by the reader to understand

the point(s) you are trying to make. Other material should be placed in Appendixes. Tables that summarize large

amounts of data are best placed at the end of the Master’s Thesis. If you have included data in your text related

to some point, then the full table containing such data belongs in an Appendix. When using tables and figures in

the body of the paper, remember that the horizontal center of the body is not at the center of the paper. It is 0.25”

to the right of center due to the 1.5” left binding margin. All tables and figures that are less than body width must

be centered properly. Samples of a table and figure appear in Appendixes L and M.

Appendix
Place in appropriate appendices all analytical tables, evaluation instruments, and other material important in the

determination, evaluation, analysis, and description of your research that is not contained in the text body (see

section above). Use an Appendix to present material that supplements the text or may be of interest to readers but

is too detailed or distracting for inclusion in the main body of the text. Surveys, evaluation instruments, original

data, complicated mathematical tables, new computer programs, computer printouts, and data collection forms

are examples of materials that are most appropriately appended. Do not exclude material that would be necessary

for another researcher to replicate your work and that is not available elsewhere. Include copies of IRB permission

from the sponsoring organization and from the study site. Present copies of all letters and e-mails that allow you

to use and modify materials belonging to others. If appropriate, you may use a titled cover sheet for an Appendix.

Additional Resources

American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6
th

ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author.

Bolker, J. (1998). Writing your Research Reportin fifteen minutes a day: A guide to starting, revising, and

finishing your doctoral thesis. New York, NY: Henry Holt Publishing.

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Kiernan, V (2005). Writing Your Dissertation with Microsoft Word. MattilyPublishing, Alexandria, Virginia

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Sample First Page of Table of Contents
Table of Contents

Abstract iii

List of Tables (if necessary) viii (your actual page number may be different)

List of Figures (if necessary) ix (your actual page number may be different)

Chapters

1. Introduction

 Statement of the Problem to Be Investigated 1

 Goal to Be Achieved 2

 Relevance and Significance 4

 Barriers and Issues 7

 etc.

2. Review of the Literature

 The theory and research literature specific to the topic 17

 etc.

3 . Methodology

 Research Methods Employed 35

 etc.

4. Findings, Analysys, Results,

 Findings 78

 Analysis 91

 Results

5. Conclusions, Implications, and Recommendations

 Results 102

 Conclusions 108

 Implications 123

 etc.

Appendices

A. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 140

B. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 148

C. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 155 etc.

Reference List 198

Note: Count and print the number of this page centered here in lowercase Roman.

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Sample Reference List

American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6
th

ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author.

Bolker, J. (1998). Writing your Research Reportin fifteen minutes a day: A guide to starting, revising, and

finishing your doctoral thesis. New York, NY: Henry Holt Publishing.

Kiernan, V (2005). Writing Your Dissertation with Microsoft Word. MattilyPublishing, Alexandria, Virginia