What format to follow for a research paper?

By Priya Chetty on June 17, 2010

Research papers whether academic or non-academic follows almost similar format. In this article we will briefly explain the most common format for any research paper.

Title Page: Every research starts with the title page. Here, you mention the research topic, name, Institute Logo and other necessities.

Acknowledgement: In this page, you acknowledge all the people who have helped you with the research.

Abstract: An abstract of the whole paper makes it impressive and also serves its purpose.

Table of Contents: All the chapters in the research are listed in the Table of Contents.

Introduction: The Introduction of the research paper follows the Table of Contents.

Review of Literature: A review of existing literature acts as a strong support element for your research paper.

Research Methodology: The research methodology defines the research tools used, population sie, sample size and the process.

Analysis: After conducting the research, an analysis is essential.

Conclusion: Arrive at a conclusion of the research after listing the findings.

Recommendations: Pour your opinions and suggestions for the betterment of the subject matter at the very end of your research paper.

Final Thesis format:

  • Title Page
  • Acknowledgement
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Review of Literature
  • Research Methodology
  • Analysis
  • Findings & Conclusion
  • Recommendation
  • Bibliography & References