MIS 470 Term Paper Information
You are required to turn in a term paper. You must turn in a draft paper by Wednesday, April 28. Please click HERE to see the sample draft paper. Final version of the paper must be submitted by Thursday, June 3. Here are some possible ideas.
Implication of GIS in a particular in a particular business / organization / industry. For example, implication of GIS in Marketing industry or Transportation industry.....
Since most of you are MIS concentration students, you may want to write implication of GIS in MIS filed. For example, you may want to compare and contrast GIS systems analysis and design with MIS analysis systems.
Utilization and implementation of GIS in pubic organizations are growing fast. For example, you may want to write about importance and utilization GIS in government projects such as disaster prevention.
If you can support your paper arguments by mapping using real world data (i.e., just like exercises from Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning Using ArcGIS 9), that will be the best way to improve your paper quality.
If you cannot
come up with a paper idea at all, you are allowed write a paper using one of
the below example papers. In
other words, your job is to refine and to improve an example paper's quality.
Thus, quality of your paper MUST be better than the example paper that you
are going to benchmark.
Remember! you must PARAPHRASE in order to borrow information from a source without plagiarizing. Otherwise, you will be charged for plagiarism. Please click HERE to learn more about PARAPHRASE.
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Paper Format: Please CLICK THIS SAMPLE PAPER for the paper format guideline. At least, your paper format MUST be similar to the sample paper format.
For your paper references, you can use academic journals, magazines, books, and Internet sources. You need at least 20 references, and only half of references (10 references) can be from magazines, books, and Internet sources. That is, the other half (10) references must be from academic journals. However, if you can download a full-length academic journal article thru the Internet, it is OK to use it as a reference. The term paper must be typed, single-spaced, at least 5 pages, with one inch margins and use Times New Roman 12 point font. Remember that your paper must follow APA Citation Style. Please click Here for detail information about APA Citation Style. Also, you MUST comply with below guidelines.
>> Term Paper Guidelines That You MUST Comply With <<
A good introduction briefly describes the specific research question that will be answered in the paper. Feel free to hint as to what conclusions you will draw and any opposing arguments that you will address, but donít spell it all out here. It is often helpful to go back and edit the introduction after you have finished writing the paper to ensure that it truly reflects what the paper is about.
The body of the paper should include everything that you want to say. Describe the issue in depth. Why is the issue important? What does prior research on the topic find? What evidence, theories, or reasoning do different researchers give to support their stances? What are the strengths/weaknesses of arguments made by researchers? What are your reactions to the ideas/materials you find? Someone reading your paper should be able to read only the first sentence of each paragraph and have a pretty good idea of what the paper is all about. The rest of each paragraph should be used to back up that topic sentence.
The conclusion should be used to briefly summarize the main points/arguments and spell out the conclusions that you have drawn from the research. Also, feel free to be adventurous. What couldnít this paper cover? What are some related side issues that could be further explored? What are some solutions to a problem you analyzed?
Here are more sample papers from other sources. If your paper quality is as good as below samples, you will have no problem receiving highest score for the paper.
Grid-enabled Urban-CA GIS
Qingfeng Guan, Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara
Linking Land-Cover Change to Local Land-use Policy: A GIS-Based Analysis
Jason J. Taylor, School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan
West Nile Virus in Chicago, IL, 2002: A Multidimensional GIS-based Analysis
Carmen Tedesco, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Visualizing the Rate at Which the Accuracy of a Land Change Prediction Decays
Anna J. Versluis, Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr, and Nicholas R. Malizia, Department of International Development, Community and Environment, Clark University
Spatial Considerations on the Effect of Smoking Regulations on Restaurant Employment: The Case of West Virginia.
Irene M. Xiarchos, Natural Resource Economics,
Division of Resource Management, West Virginia University and Randy Childs, Department of Economics, and Bureau of Business and Economic Research, West Virginia University
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