Fraudulent research papers in scientific journals

I know how daunting it is to scour research databases and libraries looking for good research articles in business or scientific journals from which to write your term paper.

Don't be fooled by fraudulent journals when conducting research. (Credit: FoxNews.com)

Don’t be fooled by fraudulent journals when conducting research. (Credit: FoxNews.com)

I always consulted the research librarian who seemed to know just what I was looking for. To add to the stress is the increasing prevalence of fraudulent articles. Here are some famous cases of fraud and how to detect fraudulent research. Read more

Research paper topics on the cost of student loan debt

As the total dollar figure climbs, more and more attention is being paid to student loan debt in the U.S. Recent news revealed that from 2004 to 2014, the cost of higher education that college students are shouldering through loans has risen by 56 percent.

Are you heavily affected by student loan debt? (Credit: YouTube)

Are you heavily affected by student loan debt? (Credit: YouTube)

Many students, and others, are calling for free public college as one solution as well as forgiveness of current debt, both of which offer interesting research paper topics to explore in terms of their economic and societal impact. Read more

Standardized testing in American education—research paper topics

The news surrounding standardized testing in American education in the last 20 years has been nothing if not controversial. While most can agree that U.S. students need to be evaluated on what they are learning, how that evaluation should be done is more challenging to come to a consensus on.

Standardized testing offers a variety of research topics to cover. (Credit: The Yellin Center)

Standardized testing offers a variety of research topics to cover. (Credit: The Yellin Center)

What are the pros and cons of standardized testing and how educators can best use the data from these tests are just a few of the interesting research paper topics to explore. Read more

Science education and STEM topics for your research paper

The fields of science education and STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) provide many interesting research paper topics, from declining enrollment and follow-through in science majors in higher education, to women in science and teachers making science learning fun.

Learn more about science education and STEM fields. (Credit: Equality Magazines)

Learn more about science education and STEM fields. (Credit: Equality Magazines)

For your science and technology or education term paper, consult science articles for current science in the news topics. Read more

Education research topics: Standardized testing and Common Core standards

On September 17, 2015, Seattle students started school after a delay due to a teacher strike over pay increases and more teacher control of standardized testing. The battle over education reform is likely to be one of the key points discussed by candidates for president in 2016. Especially controversial are the Common Core standards.

Standardized testing makes for a good education research topic. (Credit: NCSL.org)

Standardized testing makes for a good education research topic. (Credit: NCSL.org)

By requiring that all students meet certain benchmarks these standards have resulted in an emphasis high stakes testing as a means of measuring school and teacher performance. Those who are planning on a career in education should consider covering education standards for their next research paper. Read more

Department of Education to weigh in on for-profit universities

For-profit universities have come under fire in recent years, particularly around the areas of misrepresentation of job prospects and the universities’ reliance on federal student loans. An unprecedented number of students have asked the government to dismiss their college student debt after a June announcement from the Department of Education about making the debt-relief process easier.

Find out how the Department of Education reacted to for-profit universities' bankruptcy. (Credit: JWJ.org)

Find out how the Department of Education reacted to for-profit universities’ bankruptcy. (Credit: JWJ.org)

The government made the offer after the closing of Corinthian College, a for-profit college system that filed for bankruptcy. For your next education research paper, consider discussing one of the following topics. Read more

Law school enrollment and law education topics

Some interesting research paper topics for your law class are to discuss the declining number of college students taking the LSAT test, declining enrollment in law schools, and new teaching methods in law schools.

Does this describe your law school life? (Credit: Pinterest)

Does this describe your law school life? (Credit: Pinterest)

Continue reading to learn more about each of these concepts. Read more

Research education reform and charter schools for your term paper

Education reform has taken many forms over the years. For the past two decades charter schools have evolved as a method of inserting innovation into public education. But despite the growth in this sector of education many still ask, “What is a charter school?”

Learn more about how charter schools have recently evolved. (Credit: Media Trackers)

Learn more about how charter schools have recently evolved. (Credit: Media Trackers)

If you’re looking for research paper topics related to education, you should consider taking on the subject of charter schools. This form of education is poised to enter another growth spurt. Even so, there are many who still have doubts that the charter school format lives up to its promises. Read more

Resume tips for college graduates—and current students!

You graduated college. Yeah! You need a job. Oh. How do you start, how do you get your foot in the door, how can you write a killer resume and cover letter?

Perfect your resume and get hired right away with our tips. (Credit: HH Staffing)

Perfect your resume and get hired right away with our tips. (Credit: HH Staffing)

The job market is still tough, you’re competing with lots of other college students, and you don’t have a whole lot of experience yet. You need some lifehack advice! Here are some job and resume tips for recent college graduates. Read more

5 classroom management strategies for your term paper

Education majors learn how to teach students of various age groups. Management of the classroom is one very important element of effective teaching. Preventing and reducing disruptions are necessary for teachers so they can get on with the business of teaching.

Our tips are sure to help with classroom management. (Credit: The Active Class)

Our tips are sure to help with classroom management. (Credit: The Active Class)

For your term paper, you could research and devise a step-by-step plan for classroom management techniques for various age groups and grades. Explain what works for which types of students. Here are some basic tips for nearly any grade that would make good research paper topics. Read more