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Research Paper

THE RESEARCH PAPER

In 2017, only two (02) copies of the Research Paper will be required – one (01) copy to be handed in to the SCR at the Accreditation Desk and the other copy (01) must be available at the booth THROUGHOUT the fair. There is no page limitation.

What is the purpose of writing the Research Paper?
The Research Paper should contain the basic data of each step of the project giving a clear idea of what was developed.

The Research Paper must have:
- clarity in writing;
- scientific language;
- content coherent with the research work.

The document must follow the guidelines below:
- be bounded (spiral or hard cover);
- be written in one of the 03 languages: Portuguese, Spanish or English;
-  formatting: A4 size paper; Arial or Times New Roman typeface, 12 point standard font (black);1.5 spacing; page numbering.

1 THE STRUCTURE OF THE PAPER
Writing the Research Paper aims at exactly conveying the conduction of the research, its limitations, its achievements, dada analysis, conclusions and recommendations, presenting:

1.1 FRONT MATTER
All the front matters should be written in separate pages. They are the pages that precede the first page of the body matter of the paper and contain important information that help to identify the research work. The front matter includes the following items:

a) half title page (cover): title, authors, school, year;
b) title page: title, authors (students), mentor, contacts (telephone and email), school;
c) approval page;
d) dedication (optional);
e) acknowledgement (optional);
f) epigraph (optional);
g) abstract
h) list of illustrations (when applicable);
i) list of tables (when applicable);
j) list of abbreviations and acronyms (when applicable);
k) list of symbols (when applicable);
l) table of contents: list of chapters and subchapters and pages.

1.2 BODY MATTER
The items that include the body matter are the introduction, the body text and the conclusion. Each chapter, including the introduction and the conclusion should be started with a new page.

1.2.1 Introduction includes
a) presentation of the theme and its delimitation; brief description of the problem, its relation to other studies;
b) justification;
c) problem;
d) hypotheses;
e) objectives (general and specific).

1.2.2 Bibliographic references
It is a demanding item in which the researcher registers the contents available in books, magazines, internet, previously published and used as a base for the study.

1.2.3 Methodology
Should present:
a) type of research (descriptive, explanatory, case study, documentary, bibliographic);
b) start and end of the study (according to calendar and research data book);
c) site of the research and description;
d) variables (when applicable); conceptual and operational definition, and control of variables; used indicators; population and sampling system; data collection tools, material and equipment;
e) procedures: description of the steps, techniques, standards and procedures used for data collection;
f) description of the analysis methods, evaluation, validation, statistical treatment of data and limitations of the method (when applicable).
1.2.4 Results and Discussion
Data interpretation, liaising with the results of other studies and with theoretical data published.

1.2.5 Conclusion
Final thoughts on the development and results of the research and future projections.

1.3 BACK MATTER

1.3.1 Bibliographic References
List of the main references consulted: books, magazines, internet, etc.

1.2.2 Glossary (optional)

1.2.3 Attachments (optional)
Items which are complementary to the research.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
MANUAL DE ORIENTAÇÕES PARA PROJETOS DE PESQUISA. Available at:
http://www.liberato.com.br/sites/default/files/manual_de_orientacoes_para_projetos_de_pesquisa.pdf
MANUAL PARA ELABORAÇÃO DE TRABALHOS CIENTÍFICOS. Available at:
http://www.liberato.com.br/sites/default/files/arquivos/SUPE/Manual%20Relat%F3rios%20Cient%EDficos%202015.pdf
REGRAS DA 8ª FECITEP – anexo 4 – Relatório Sintético da Pesquisa. Available at:
http://www.educacao.rs.gov.br/dados/fecitep2014/fecitep2014_regulamento_20140616.pdf