Entries by Ginny Gaylor

Documentary film on James Baldwin offers research paper topics

The documentary film, I Am Not Your Negro, works from the writings of James Baldwin to tell not only the writer’s story, but also a story of the Civil Rights movement. Baldwin is a central figure in African-American literature and offers many avenues to explore in a research paper, including his unfinished book profiling Medgar […]

The history of presidential impeachment—research paper ideas

Presidential impeachment is a serious act that the United States has only undertaken four times. A research paper could examine the historical precedents for such a political event. How to impeach a president and why the topic is at the forefront now with the recent election of Donald Trump, are other areas to explore in […]

Research paper ideas—Is a liberal arts education a good value?

Even before the Great Recession concentrated the country’s focus on under-employment, multiple media outlets were declaring that a liberal arts education was no longer a good value in the world of higher education in terms of employment. But is that true? The debate is ongoing and offers many ideas to pursue in a research paper, […]

Sexual assault cases: Changes in legal consequences as your research topic

The Stanford sexual assault case continues to make headlines as the public grapples with the legal consequences the ruling created. Not only has the sexual assault case made headlines for the sentence Brock Turner received in that case, but also the trial is drawing more attention to how police deal with rape reports. Research paper […]

Prison industrial complex research paper topics

Ava Duvernay, the filmmaker behind Selma, has a new Netflix documentary, 13th, which focuses on the prison industrial complex. Meanwhile, a work and hunger strike is happening in America’s prisons, an issue that the U.S. media is mostly ignoring. The topic of prisons in America offers many research paper topics, from how prisons have come […]

Tax reform research topics—Donald Trump and federal income tax

Speculation about how much Donald Trump has paid in federal income tax has been in the news for months. After the first debate, the interest has increased as leaked documents indicate the Republican presidential candidate may have not paid taxes for close to two decades. How we generate revenue for the government is an issue […]

Millennials and the 2016 election as your research topic

Many young voters were excited about the Bernie Saunders candidacy. However, since the presidential candidates for the 2016 election have been finalized, the level of enthusiasm from the millennial generation has dropped. Some pundits and politicians are trying to reach this crucial demographic via social media such as Snapchat. Will it work? Some research paper […]

Mental changes in adolescence and teen depression—research paper topics

There are many mental changes in adolescence that happen that can impact self-esteem and also can contribute to teen depression. Research paper topics on these subjects center around adolescent psychology, both in terms of mental health and sociology. New technology, particularly social media, is also changing the stresses associated with the teen years and is […]

Third-party politics in America—research paper topics

The 2016 presidential election in America has generated more controversy and attention perhaps than any other in our country’s history. This unusual campaign offers many research paper topics, as does the potential effect that third-party politics will have on the election’s outcome. Jill Stein, the presidential candidate for the Green Party, is not well known […]

Research paper topics on experiment replication in science

The scientific method has been around for more than 400 years as a means of testing and verifying hypotheses. Scientific study is about testing and retesting to ensure that the results are right. Recent looks at experiment replication in science have shown that many studies aren’t standing up to retesting. Research paper topics could examine […]