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Subject: Expound on the advantages of plastic pipe over materials in a water infrastructure.

I will be using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition for formatting my paper.

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in putting together a research paper on the topic of expounding on advantages of plastic pipe over other materials in a water infrastructure. The solution suggests an outline, provides information on the topic and lists resources that can be of use.

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Dear Student,
Hi. As you have explained in your previous message, you need help in putting together a paper that follows the rules set out in your attachment. A little note - the paper you need help in, I believe, is in environmental science and not under the heading of Philosophy. Be that as it may, my expertise here comes into the research necessary for you to do the paper as well as the assistance in putting it together. I can provide you the resources but essentially, you will already have information on this matter with you with your current course materials. Now, what you need to do to put together a paper on this subject that is lengthy and informative is to plan out your paper. Essentially, your professor already gave you the structure which is as follows -

1. Cover Page
2. Abstract - 200 words
3. Introduction - what is the paper about 300 words
4. Method of your research - 300 words
5. The result of your research - 300 words
6. Discussion of the result - 300 words
7. Conclusion - 300 words
8. Implication - 300 words

Together with the Abstract, this should meet the 2,000 words requirement. Now, it appears to me that your professor is expecting that you will present a research paper. This entails you actually doing research on the subject. Additionally, your professor is expecting you to report on an experiment. Of course I cannot do these for you - you have to actually go out there and do the experiment that is related to the research. Since you did not explain to me what you need with regards to completing this task other than providing you support, I am assuming that you are stumped into how to begin the task and complete it. Environmental science is like any other science in that research entails observing and proving a hypothesis to establish a theory or prove/disprove an idea. Research always follows the scientific method and that is what we will use as the basis here. If you are not familiar with the scientific method the short cut version is this - start with a research question, establish the hypothesis, design a research or study to test the hypothesis, using that design gather the data needed by operational sing said design, analyse the data, test the results of the analysis, reveal whether findings prove/disprove hypothesis.

So with this in mind, you need to have a question to explore and that question I think has to be related to your subject of study and in this case I think it should be - "Is plastic piping a better option than other materials for use in the home?"Now, based on this, you can utilize this hypothesis - "Plastic materials are the better options for use in home." This of course must be proven in the paper. ...

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