What follows is a hypothetical example of a research paper based on an experiment. The experiment: Say you have just conducted the Milgram Study. Now you want to write the research paper for it. (Milgram actually waited two years before writing about his study.) Here's a shortened example of a research article that MIGHT have been written.
The research paper format may also be dependent on the type of subject that you are going to utilize for writing. For example, an English research paper may demand that you use an MLA formatting style of citation while a marketing research paper can use the APA format.