TOPIC: Software Engineering and Software Development Models
Research focus: The Effect of Agile Teams on Software Productivity
Determine at least TWO questions that you will focus on in the research solution
(Introduction–> Research Questions)
The structure of the paper MUST follow the guide. The guide can be found in the Research Report
APA Formatting Guidelines
The structure of the paper MUST follow APA guidelines. Examples can be found on this
The important APA formats include the following
1. In text citations
2. References (with the hanging indents)
3. Page numbers
4. Font style and size
5. Tables and Figures inclusion (must add sources as per APA)
6. Headings and subheadings format.
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 (#2) must be at least 2,500 words as supported by evidence
(citations from peer-reviewed sources). Note: the research should be thorough
A minimum of five (5) peer-reviewed journal citations are required.
APA guidelines must be followed
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.
This area provides additional details about the content of each of the needed
Research Report Chapters (5). The final submission should include DETAILS
of each of following:
1) Chapter 1 – Introduction
2) Chapter 2 – Literature Review
3) Chapter 3 – Methodology Specifics (comparative analysis)
4) Chapter 4 – Findings and Results
5) Chapter 5 – Conclusion and Future Recommendations
6) References – APA
Follow the most current version of APA to format the references. However,
each reference should be single-spaced with a double space in between each
The left-hand margin must be 1inches (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 may be left-aligned (leaving a ragged right
edge) or may be both left- and right-aligned (justified).