Cryptocurrency and the environmental impact it currently has and how different countries are approaching it.
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PLEASE SEND ABSTRACT WHEN AVAILABLE The paper must follow the APSA citation style for the text and works cited pages. This must be a complete research paper (15 to 22 pages) that includes introduction, literature review, research design/methodology, finding/discussion, conclusion, and a work cited page. Student must use at least 10 scholarly sources (books or peer-reviewed journal articles). Newspaper/online sources should be limited to five. TOPIC: Cryptocurrency and the environmental impact it currently has and how different countries are approaching it. Hypothesis/Proposed Theory: As we look into the current cryptocurrencies market and trades prices, we know the electricity and the impact is currently has on the environment. If the current market continues with cryptocurrency mining, we will see a negative impact on global warming due to countries using fossil fuels for energy. GUIDELINES FOR THE TERM PAPER IR 6620 Overall Format Basic Guidelines Margins: 1 inch on all sides Font: Times New Roman, 12-point font Spacing: Double-spaced Indentation: Indent paragraphs 5 to 7 spaces (use the tab key). Alignment: Left align all text. Exceptions: headings Page numbers: Begin page numbers on the title page. Page numbers should appear in the upper right-hand corner of the header (page requirement: 15-22 pages). Title Page (single-spaced, one page, no abstract is needed) • Title • Name • IR 6620 • Term 3, 2022 • Above all suitably capitalized, centered, and spaced on the page I. Introduction • Identify the research problem or research topic; state it briefly in one or two sentences. • Expand the problem explaining: –Introduction of the problem –Historical data, current issues, and increases in demand –The need for research on the problem –Your theory to solve the problem (briefly) –Your hypotheses based on your theory (briefly) –The implications of the solved problem (briefly, or discuss it in the conclusion) • Research objectives –What is this research to accomplish? –Your contribution II. Literature Review (see below link for how to write a literature review) Review other research of the same/similar topic • Are there similar studies of the problem? • How does the literature define the problem or hypotheses and its variables? • What are the findings of similar studies? Connect your research problem (topic) with existing literature • Discuss the problem of your research in detail in line with literature review. • How does the problem differ from other research or studies? • How do other theories connect to your research topic? State hypotheses • Identify your research hypotheses. • Explain how the hypotheses relate to the research question. • What is your expectation for the results? III. Methodology Research design • Which research design are you using? • Which type of quantitative or qualitative design? • Do you use case study or case comparison? Why? How to select cases? Conceptualize and operationalize your research variables • Define and clarify every variable/term in the question. • How do you conceptualize the research variables/terms? • Operationalize every variable/term with specific working operational definitions. • Clarify how the working definitions relate to or differ from other studies and existing theories. Sampling (If you use primary data; if you don’t use primary data, skip this part) (Primary data refers to the type of data that you collect by yourself). • Specify population, sampling frame, sample size, and unit of analysis • Which sampling method do you use? • Why did you select that particular design? • What are the possible biases and errors in the sampling design? Data instrument • What type data your will use? Why? • If you will use primary data, how do you collect the data? • If you use survey to collect data, explain it in detail (. how are the questions selected or developed? What method will you use to delivery the survey?) • If you use survey, please attach your survey questions as an appendix (see VII Appendix) • If the data are from other existing survey, identify source. Explain how you will use the data. • If you will use secondary data, identify source. Explain how you will use the data. Collection of the data and descriptive analysis (If you don’t use primary data, skip this part) • Specify the data gathering method • What type of measurement will you use? • How is the data coded? • Do the basic descriptive statistical analysis using excel or SPSS • Describe the preliminary findings through descriptive analysis using appropriate diagrams, charts, graphs, tables, descriptions, historical narratives, etc. IV. Discussion/Findings • Use all the methods (case study, comparison, reasoning, data, etc.) to analyze the research question and prove/disprove the hypothesis. • Present the findings clearly V. Conclusions and Recommendation • Briefly summarize the entire study including problem, methodology, findings, interpretation of findings, and conclusion • What are the significant implication and contribution? • Do you have any recommendations for future studies? • What are the limitations of your study? • Briefly discuss related areas for further research. References • Include all references cited in the study • Use APSA style ( • At least 10 references Appendix (number of pages of appendixes is limited to 10% of the total page count) • Include survey questionnaires, lists, interviews, letters, important documents or data that are not included in the text, etc.