Q: Explain the importance of a concept paper compared to a research paper or other discipline
I need the importance of concept paper compared to the other discipline.
A clear distinction between the two is merely their types. A is about a topic of your interest which you would like to explore further while carrying out research, while a research paper is the output of your work. It is more than the summation of your sources, collage of information about a topic, and more of a literature review of that subject. It may analyze a perspective or be argumentative; at the end it will reflect your thinking backed up by existing information. Both are equally important. Concept paper is the starting point of your research whereas a research paper helps validate your concept.
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