I have been invited to contribute a position paper to an upcoming conference on higher education. However, I am unfamiliar with them beyond a general description.
I’m concerned about what the norms are for these kinds of papers (since I have never written, nor read, one). Some questions I have include:
- How much evidence for the position is normally provided?
- What kinds of questions are reasonable to leave unanswered?
- How long are they?
- What level of counter-argument should be included?
I believe after reading a few I could answer these, which is why I’m asking this question.
As I look for samples, 90% of what I find relate to Model UN. Is there a good source to find samples of position papers for academic conferences?