Can the oil and gas industry support the energy transition?

Per the Course Syllabus: The final research paper constitutes the central focus of activity and theprincipal assessment instrument in theSenior Seminar. It captures the process of research, theapplication of theory and methods, data collection, and analysis of empirical evidence. Asstudents design and develop their papers, they will have the opportunity to present their projectand receive feedback. The final research paper, word count min 4,000 words (excludingbibliography) is due on December 8, 2021. It is worth 40% of the course grade. Extensions for submission of written work will be granted only subject to prior notification and by exception.The paper have to explain or advance an argument (thesis statement) on a question, anissue, a controversy, etc. Topics may include comparisons. The Final paper is not areport. It represents a form of political analysis.
Paper Guidelines
1. Structure:This is not an essay – it is an academic paper and will have structure.It is important that you begin by introducing the topic, why it is of interest, and whatyour main research question and research thesis is (THE THESIS STATEMENT).An introduction that does not contain these elements is incomplete. The finalparagraph of the introduction will outline the steps through which the individualsections will proceed, in order to answer the research question and/or elaborate on thethesis.A paper lacking a clear-cut structure will receive a 10-point deduction.
2. Content (see rubric on relative weight of individual components):Introduction and (optimally) 3 sections that discuss individual issues pertaining to thetopic. The content will be based on the research topic you selected. This part of thepaper will contain a literature review (how the topic has been explored in theliterature), a critical assessment of these views, and your own understanding of theissue at hand. One of the following scenarios is possible here:a). one of the views is correct, others are wrong, and you are going to prove it;b). no prior research has explored current trends – something new is happening, andwe need to take it into account – describe and explain what that is;c) we do not know who is right, let us test those arguments through empirical data(cases that demonstrate which view is correct);d). a PROs and CONs assessment/analysis of policy choices, or a critical assessmentof a political approach (for example, the use of referendum) and what should be doneto solve an issue/improve an outcome.Depending on the issue you are discussing, the best strategy to illustrate that aposition is correct is to present a case study that demonstrates your argument.
3. Sources:
a). Proper citations. Either in-text citations with a list of sources at the end of thepaper, or footnotes with complete citations. Repeated citations should use a briefdescription of the source in the literature review (for example, if you cite one otherrepeatedly, maybe his/her work needs to be examined in more detail in the literaturereview. The bibliography should not be comprised exclusively of web sources (seebelow).
b). Use of sources. Please make sure that your work with sources complies with thescholarly expectations of data source triangulation. Your references should provideevidence that your paper was written using:• primary sources (statements [these are more common], official documents,party positions, manifestos, US/other countries’ government documents, ifavailable, etc.• secondary sources: scholarly articles and/or books and policy papers• media accounts: printed media/newspapers and web-based sources.
4. Length: 4,000 words minimum, written in 12pt. Times New Roman, doublespaced. I will read longer papers. Papers of 3,700-word content (excludingbibliography) will receive point deduction. A paper complete with a bibliographyis likely to be around 4,700 words.
Requirements/Rubrics for the Final Research Paper
Relative weight of individual components:Length: 4,000 words minimum (excluding Bibliography) – 10%
Structure:Introduction, analytical section, empirical section, discussion (findings), conclusion,bibliography – 10%
Analytical section – 30%
Empirical section, such as a case study, including sources that describe the case:survey/statistical data, secondary, and media sources – 20%
Critical thinking, including analysis, comparison, global engagement, policyrelevance – 30%
Due date: December 8, 2021, end of the day, Final Paper Portal. Submissionmonitored for content originality (30% threshold).
Editorial Check-list (use in revising your own writing):1. Makes a clear argument _____2. Answers the question _____3. Addresses counter-arguments _____4. Uses argument and evidence rather than opinion and authority _____5. Cites sources of ideas, arguments, and facts_____6. Free from plagiarism ________7. Assumes basic knowledge _______8. Presents main points in a logical order _____9. Has summary introduction _____10. Has summary conclusion _____11. Calls attention to main points in body ______12. Focuses paragraphs on single topics _____13. Is concise _____14. Avoids long quotations _____15-17. Clear and correct sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and format _____18. Uses standard citation format (APSA default style)19. Re-read and revised _____