A Research Paper Is A Brief Report
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What is the difference between research paper and research report?
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Note that, if you have specific questions about how to write a research paper, you should always seek advice from your professor before you begin.
The usual parts of this report are Title, Abstract, Introduction, Experimental Details or Theoretical Analysis, Results, Discussion, Conclusions and Summary, then References.
A research paper, on the other hand, is the research itself.
This explanation covers how these terms are typically used; there is no universally agreed upon definition of either term.
Sometimes an instructor will assign a research report when he really meant a research paper or vice versa.