Discuss politics and pigs in your next research paper

Republican New Jersey governor Chris Christie recently vetoed an animal rights bill that would prohibit the use of gestation crates for factory farmed pigs.

Gestation crates are heavily debated in politics. (Credit: Karolin, animal activist)

Gestation crates are heavily debated in politics. (Credit: Karolin, animal activist)

The veto made political news because Christie has presidential ambitions, and Iowa, the state with the first presidential caucus for the 2016 election, is a major pork producer. A good research paper topic may be to discuss politics and political decisions. Read more

Ethical communication should be a required research paper topic

There are many debates on what exactly is ethical communication. Although there is no a single explanation, there are three main philosophical points of view that are applied in communication: the ethical egoism, utilitarianism and the categorical imperative.

Ethical communication offers many topics to debate on. (Credit: comminit.com)

Ethical communication offers many topics to debate on. (Credit: comminit.com)

Communication is the process of transferring information. It can be verbal, nonverbal, visual, oral or written. The common model of communication has six components: sender, encoder, medium, decoder, receiver and message. Read more

Religion and society research paper ideas

Possible research paper ideas for religion and society abound. Ideas range from creation myths of the religions of the world to women pastors and women clergy. You’ll be challenged to settle on just one idea for your next research paper.

There is a wide variety of content available to cover for your religion research paper. (Credit: The Vermillion)

There is a wide variety of content available to cover for your religion research paper. (Credit: The Vermillion)

Look at the news stories and you’ll see the ongoing debate within Christianity about what is creationism and intelligent design. Fortunately there are plenty of resources to help you research and write your paper. Read more

How to cover the NHL mumps outbreak for your health research paper

Sidney Crosby has joined 13 of his fellow National Hockey League members in an unusual new club: They are all victims of the latest mumps outbreak.

Sidney Crosby is one of 13 NHL players who have fallen victim to the mumps. (Credit: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images)

Sidney Crosby is one of 13 NHL players who have fallen victim to the mumps. (Credit: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images)

Vaccines and immunizations have already been in the news of late due to recent measles outbreaks around the country, but the Pittsburgh Penguins player had received his mumps immunization, as well as a recent booster shot, so he was perceived as low risk. Consider covering the recent mumps outbreak in the NHL for your next research paper in health and medicine, primarily on immunizations. Read more

Research topic: How the Philippines’ typhoon affects climate talks

The latest extreme weather news is all about the Philippines’ typhoon, Hagupit. At least 21 people are believed dead and close to 1 million were displaced from their homes as they sought safe shelter. The storm, which had sustained winds of 85 miles per hour when it made landfall, may still cause problems with ongoing storm surges.

The path of the Philippines' typhoon Hagupit. (Credit: CNN)

The path of the Philippines’ typhoon Hagupit. (Credit: CNN)

The third such storm in three years has led the island nation to better natural disaster preparedness, but has it affected the climate change debate? While the Philippines braced for the worst, others around the world are wondering how the typhoon will impact the current climate talks. Read more

Research topic: Ebola fighters named Person of the Year

A good research paper topic for your term paper could be to write about real world heroes who contribute to the greater good. For example, this year’s Time “Person of the Year” is Ebola fighters, those courageous men and women who worked with Ebola victims at the risk of their own health.

Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year. (Credit: ABC News)

Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year. (Credit: ABC News)

Topics for research papers could be to write about why some people sacrifice their well-being for others or how Ebola caregivers worked in regions without adequate medical supplies or political help. Read more

Government research topic on Hong Kong protests

The ongoing Hong Kong protests for free elections have brought attention to the conflict between the Chinese government and the pro-democracy movement. Although Hong Kong has been under the rule of mainland China for 17 years now, the student protesters are upset about China’s interference in upcoming elections.

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong. (Credit: Anthony Kwan, Getty Images)

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong. (Credit: Anthony Kwan, Getty Images)

What started as peaceful demonstrations in the city have turned increasingly violent as the government has vowed not to budge and the protesters have escalated their efforts. Read more

Harold Lasswell is a good political science research paper topic

If you are searching for good political science research paper topics, I personally recommend writing about Harold D. Lasswell. I have often written about his model of communication, which focuses on “Who says what in which channel to whom with what effect?”

Harold Dwight Lasswell, 1902-1978. (Credit: Yale Library)

Harold Dwight Lasswell, 1902-1978. (Credit: Yale Library)

But Lasswell was a 20th-century political scientist as well as a communication theorist. Lasswell acted as president of the American Political Science Association. He is best known for his theoretical grouping of psychology and politics, specifically as it relates to political propaganda. Read more

Obamacare news for your next research paper

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, requires you to purchase health insurance. Instead of waiting until you have a qualifying life event, you can sign up for health care from November 15, 2014, through February 15, 2015.

Learn more about Obamacare. (Credit: Politico.com)

Learn more about Obamacare. (Credit: Politico.com)

According to the Obamacare news, you can also change plans or apply for payment assistance during this special enrollment period. Subsidies to help you pay the premiums are available when you enroll in the health insurance marketplace. Read more

Research topic on The Calhoun School documentary

Education reform in the American education system is a topic that is constantly evolving, with new ideas for how we can better teach young people arising all the time. The Calhoun School, a progressive private school located in the Upper West Side of New York City, recently broached the idea of education reform as it pertains to racism in schools in their documentary, “I’m Not Racist…Am I?”

The Calhoun School documentary covers the issue of racism. (Credit: Calhoun.org)

The Calhoun School documentary covers the issue of racism. (Credit: Calhoun.org)

Background on The Calhoun School documentary

According to “Rethinking Racism Through Film and the Eyes of Students” by Sophia Hollander for The Wall Street Journal on November 23, 2014, the documentary, “I’m Not Racist…Am I?,” “charts the evolution of 12 teenagers from public and private schools across New York City … as they attend race workshops for one year.” Read more