research paper 1658

Research Paper

DUE: Mar 1, 2020 11:55 PM

Grade Details

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Assignment Details

Open Date Jan 6, 2020 12:05 AM
Graded? Yes
Points Possible 100.0
Resubmissions Allowed? No
Attachments checked for originality? Yes

Assignment Instructions

Tour a Worldwide Government Scientific Research Institution: Week 8 (25% of your grade)


It is time to pack your bags because you are headed on a “virtual” journey to a governmental research institution. You will be selecting a leading governmental research institution (you can see a list of top 25 leading governmental organizations below). The institution’s main website will be the focus of your tour. After you have spent time fully exploring the website, you will write a 3-page paper (exclusive of title page or bibliography) that addresses the following elements: an introduction with a thesis statement, a brief history of the institution and its significance, an analysis of any primary sources that exist on the website (or in a physical archives associated with the institution), and a discussion of any issues that the institution is facing today. Also, address the rationale for government sponsored scientific research, and make an argument for where scientific innovation is strongest: governmental, private, commercial, or educational institutions.

Included in your analysis will be at least 3 peer reviewed or scholarly sources that help you assess the significance of the institution and its history. These sources need to be found in the APUS library.

Click here for how to find peer reviewed or scholarly sources in the APUS library: Click here to learn the difference between primary and secondary sources:

Click here for how you find primary sources:

Here are some approved government institutions that are considered the top 25 in the world. Ask your instructor for approval of one not on the list:

  • Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France, Website:
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Website:
  • Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Australia, Website:
  • Fraunhofer Society, Germany, Website:
  • French Institute of Health & Medical Research, France, Website:
  • German Cancer Research Center, Germany, Website:
  • German Research Center For Environmental Health Munich, Germany, Website:
  • Health & Human Services Laboratories, USA, Website:
  • Japan Science & Technology Agency, Japan, Website:
  • Jülich Research Center, Germany, Website:
  • Korea Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea, Website:
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, Website:
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, Website:
  • Max Planck Society, Germany, Website:
  • Medical Research Council, United Kingdom, Website:
  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration, USA, Website:
  • National Center for Scientific Research, France, Website:
  • National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, Website:
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Japan, Website:
  • National Research Council Canada, Canada, Website:
  • Pasteur Institute International Network, France, Website:
  • RIKEN, Japan, Website:
  • Spanish National Research Council, Spain, Website:
  • United States Navy, USA, Website:
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs, USA, Website:
  • I will submit all the final papers into TurnItIn which is a plagiarism checker. If I find evidence of plagiarism, I will give you a zero for the paper. To ensure this does not happen make sure you familiarize yourself with the meanings of plagiarism (see the policies section of this syllabus), take careful steps in your note taking process to avoid a potential for a mistaken plagiarism, and then finally submit your own paper to TurnItIn prior to the course deadline. This review will serve as an important check for you.

    You MUST post your Research Paper to the Assignments list in the appropriate section as a Word Document to receive a grade.