Economic conditions: Business and economics research paper topics

Whether you’re looking into job creation, budget deficit or economic indicators, there is never a shortage of business and economics topics for a research paper. Economic conditions have a way of affecting just about everything else that’s going on in the news. No matter your major, it’s a good idea to learn what you can about how the economy works and how it affects you.

How do economic conditions affect you? (Credit: Kheng Guan Toh)

How do economic conditions affect you? (Credit: Kheng Guan Toh)

For that reason, if you’re fishing for a good research paper topic, consider delving into economic conditions. Here are a few resources and some background information to get you started. Read more

Women and minorities in STEM fields as your research topic

In July 2015, U.S. News hosted a symposium on ways to attract women and minorities to STEM fields in higher education.

Discuss the disparity in STEM fields in your next research paper. (Credit: OnlineUniversities.com)

Discuss the disparity in STEM fields in your next research paper. (Credit: OnlineUniversities.com)

Good research paper topics for a science and technology or engineering class could be to discuss the disparity of women and minorities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers and ways to encourage more participation. Read more

Health research paper: What our bad eating habits really mean

While we may have more knowledge than ever before about what constitutes a healthy diet, we aren’t following through on that information when it comes to our eating habits. A new study on Americans found that a vast majority isn’t eating the recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables.

The Carl's Jr./Hardee's "Most American Burger" is an example of eating poorly. (Credit: Borderless News and Views)

The Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s “Most American Burger” is an example of eating poorly. (Credit: Borderless News and Views)

But it isn’t just the decrease in healthy choices versus the increase in junk food that is a problem, it’s also the amount of food wasted in America that has many people upset. Read more

Discuss the underground railroad saving Yazidi women from ISIS in your research paper

A new Frontline documentary shares the story of an underground railroad created to save the Yazidi women. Called Escaping ISIS, the film focuses on how these women and girls, who live in northern Iraq, are being enslaved and tortured by Islamic militants.

Learn how an underground railroad is saving Yazidi women in this documentary. (Credit: PBS)

Learn how an underground railroad is saving Yazidi women in this documentary. (Credit: PBS)

For your next religion based research paper, consider discussing the documentary and how it will help the Yazidi women escape ISIS. Read more

Take on technology for your next research paper

What does technology mean? The Oxford dictionary defines technology as “application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.” The advancement of technology has changed every major career path that you are likely to pursue. Whether it’s the use of computers in creating music, genetic engineering in creating new crops or artificial intelligence in computer science and medicine, you’ll find the application of technology.

Learn more about technology for your research paper. (Credit: Forbes.com)

Learn more about technology for your research paper. (Credit: Forbes.com)

Because of its influence on future developments you might want to consider looking at technological innovation in your field of study for your next research paper. Read more

Inside Out movie and the psychology of emotions for your research paper

If you think that animated films are just for kids then the Inside Out movie will change your mind. In a twist on the traditional plot format, Inside Out features five main characters in the form of basic human emotions inside a young girl named Riley. The story follows the efforts of these emotions in helping young Riley adjust to a move from Minneapolis to San Francisco.

Learn more about the emotions featured in Inside Out. (Credit: Pixar Post)

Learn more about the emotions featured in Inside Out. (Credit: Pixar Post)

It’s an inventive illustration of how emotional intelligence, short-term and long-term memory converge to help the individual to grow and adjust through life’s challenges. You might want to consider exploring the psychology of emotions for your next research paper. Read more

Research topic: Was the Chattanooga shooting a terrorist attack?

Four U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy Officer are dead after shooting suspect Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire on two military centers in Tennessee on July 16, 2015. The suspected shooter also was killed in the Chattanooga shooting.

Answers unfold on whether the shooting in Chattanooga was a terrorist attack. (Credit: Fox 8)

Answers unfold on whether the shooting in Chattanooga was a terrorist attack. (Credit: Fox 8)

So far authorities have not indicated that Abdulazeez was affiliated with a terrorist group, and many are wondering if this was a terrorist attack or a more random act of violence. Read more

Different types of psychology for your research paper

The field of psychology covers a vast area of specialized study. Psychology journals and articles discuss different types of psychology, such as infant development and perinatal psychology or media psychology.

The many types of psychology. (Credit: all-about-psychology.com)

The many types of psychology. (Credit: all-about-psychology.com)

You can also discuss the exciting work of a forensic psychologist. Here are some good research paper topics on other types of psychology. Read more

New Horizons Pluto mission to the Kuiper Belt as your research topic

Earthlings will get an up close and personal look at the Pluto system as the New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its 3 billion mile journey to the recently downgraded planet and its moons. The New Horizons probe is the first to travel to the Kuiper Belt where it will take pictures of Pluto and Charon.

Pluto as seen from New Horizons on July 11, 2015. (Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI)

Pluto as seen from New Horizons on July 11, 2015. (Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI)

Interesting research paper topics are: why is Pluto not a planet anymore, the New Horizons’ Pluto mission and the spacecraft’s Pluto images. Read more

Research topic on El Chapo and the war on drugs

The leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín Guzmán Loera (otherwise known as El Chapo), escaped from a high-security prison in Mexico via an underground tunnel on July 11, 2015. This is not the first time the head of the Mexican drug cartel has found a way to free himself from jail.

How will El Chapo's prison escape affect the War on Drugs? (Credit: KXWT.org)

How will El Chapo’s prison escape affect the War on Drugs? (Credit: KXWT.org)

El Chapo, which is Spanish for Shorty, previously escaped from prison in 2001, possibly in a laundry cart. What does this mean for the War on Drugs? Read more