Experts in writing qualitative research papers recommend that you have a sample before commencing your work. The sample should be proofread and where possible contain comments or directions from the teacher. So, what will you do with the sample you have obtained?
Every research paper is unique. Depending on the topic and discipline, it will contain different sections. Some of the general sections include the title, introduction, literature review, discussion and conclusion. However, depending on your department and discipline, sections like data presentation, works cited, summary, etc may be added. With a sample, you have an idea of the sections to include and how to draft them.
Formatting styles are extremely detailed. They also are unique and demand a lot of attention to detail. For instance, citing a book in MLA differs from citing one in APA. To distinguish the difference, a sample will assist you. It is considered a grave academic sin to mix two or more formatting styles. This leads to confusion and is in fact misguiding. With a sample, you can successfully cite and reference all the materials used in your paper.
Referencing is proof that you sort your information from reliable sources. It is these references that guide a reader to the sources. There is a standard way of referencing books, journals, articles, online materials, pictures, etc. A slight mistake will lead to another book or leave the reader stranded. With the assistance of a sample, you will get your works referenced properly. This makes the arguments and information provided credible.
Presentation of Ideas
Presentation of ideas from one section to the other depends on discipline. An argument in math might not be illustrated in the same way as one in history or language. With a proofread sample, you have better understanding of how to present ideas and points. It makes them clear and understandable. It also makes your paper neat thus captivating to read.
There is a language for each section of your research paper. For instance, when writing your objectives or thesis statement, a particular approach is demanded. The language used on the title also differs for qualitative paper compared to, for instance, an analysis paper. Imitate the language used in the sample to increase your chances of delivering a quality paper.