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A research paper can be an argumentative one or an analytical one. An argumentative paper takes a particular proposition - for example is a high rate of tax good? - And sets out in detail the pros and cons of the proposition. The author may arrive at a conclusion or leave it open after setting out both sides of the case in detail. An analytical paper evaluates all the sources of information considers existing propositions or interpretations on the subject and offers the authors own interpretation.