Research topic: Learn how the family farm is depicted in Farmland documentary

The family farm has been long mythologized in American culture. Farming in the U.S. has changed, and many are starting to wonder what the reality is about where our food comes from. Factory or corporate-owned farms are big business.

Farmland documentary covers the story on how a family farm is run. (Credit: Feed the Dialogue)

Farmland documentary covers the story on how a family farm is run. (Credit: Feed the Dialogue)

Farmland, a documentary film created by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, which includes agri-business giants such as Monsanto and Dupont, have released their side in what they bill as a true story about farming in America. Is it real or merely propaganda? Read more

Tips for writing a research paper on advertising effectiveness

I’m an instructor at the Rutgers Business School and I teach courses on Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Viral Video Marketing.

Times Square is a prime target for testing advertising effectiveness. (Credit: Stratabeat)

Times Square is a prime target for testing advertising effectiveness. (Credit: Stratabeat)

Let me share some tips for writing a research paper on advertising effectiveness – just to pick one topic out of more than 40 topics related to advertising that you might tackle. Read more

Interpersonal conflict is a good relationship research paper topic

Understanding interpersonal conflict can improve your relationships as well as offer an interesting research paper topic if you are interested in psychology or behavior.

Interpersonal conflict creates issues in all types of relationships. (Credit: HR Backstage)

Interpersonal conflict creates issues in all types of relationships. (Credit: HR Backstage)

Interpersonal conflict results when two or more individuals who need to collaborate together on something have different perspectives, interests, or objectives. Interpersonal conflict can have various origins and points of focus.

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The Imitation Game: Good research paper topics

The new biopic The Imitation Game chronicles the ability of British mathematician Alan Turing to decode the Enigma machine during World War II.

Alan Turing (left) and his onscreen counterpart Benedict Cumberbatch (right) in The Imitation Game. (Credit: HistoryVsHollywood)

Alan Turing (left) and his onscreen counterpart Benedict Cumberbatch (right) in The Imitation Game. (Credit: HistoryVsHollywood)

While many of the film’s events were fictionalized for dramatic effect, here are some actual historical events in the Alan Turing movie that would make good research paper topics. Read more

Research paper topic: Terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo

The January 7, 2015, terrorist attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris has left that city and country reeling. Known for being left leaning and anti-clerical, Charlie Hebdo had previously published several Muhammad cartoons that incensed some Muslims.

A tribute of flowers and candles in the shape of a heart is set up at Place de la Republique in Paris in memory of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, on Jan. 7, 2015 in Paris. (Credit: David Chour—Demotix/Corbis)

A tribute of flowers and candles in the shape of a heart is set up at Place de la Republique in Paris in memory of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, on Jan. 7, 2015 in Paris. (Credit: David Chour—Demotix/Corbis)

The massacre of 12 employees has received ongoing coverage in the news as the search for the suspects continued. For your next criminal justice or media related research paper, consider discussing the recent terrorist attack on French magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Read more

Discover historical aspects of “Unbroken” for your research paper

Some people’s lives are simply bigger than others. Louis Zamperini may just be the poster child for this. Director Angelina Jolie has made his harrowing tale of World War II survival, documented in the nonfiction bestseller Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, into a film.

Consider discussing "Unbroken" for your next research paper. (Credit: Barnabas Piper)

Consider discussing “Unbroken” for your next research paper. (Credit: Barnabas Piper)

The book, the film and the man’s life offer a range of research topics to consider, from the historical aspects surrounding the war to the psychological repercussions in terms of post-traumatic stress. Read more

Auteur theory is a good filmmaking research paper topic

If you enjoy films or are interested in filmmaking, auteur theory may be a great research topic for you.

Auteur theory emphasises the director as the major creator of film art. (Credit: Film English)

Auteur theory emphasises the director as the major creator of film art. (Credit: Film English)

According to the auteur theory, the director provides the chief creative power of a film because the film reflects the director’s personal creative vision. Therefore, the director is considered the main “auteur” (the French word for “author”). The voice of the auteur is recognizable in the film even after studio influence and the production process. Read more

Comparative advertising is a good argumentative research paper topic

Are you searching for a good argumentative research paper topic? Well, I’d argue that comparative advertising may be your last, best hope.

Dunkin Donuts versus Starbucks is a great example of comparative advertising. (Credit: Brand Synario)

Dunkin Donuts versus Starbucks is a great example of comparative advertising. (Credit: Brand Synario)

Advertising is the most important and most effective way manufacturers or service providers can get their message out to the public, in other words, to the consumer. The only way consumers will know about a product is through the company’s advertising. 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

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