Who’s Trevor Noah? Find out more about him for your next research paper

When Jon Stewart announced in February that he would be leaving The Daily Show after 16 years, viewers were dismayed and concerned to say the least.

Learn more about Trevor Noah, The Daily Show's new host. (Credit: IndieWire)

Learn more about Trevor Noah, The Daily Show’s new host. (Credit: IndieWire)

But with the announcement of the new anchor, Trevor Noah, have those misgivings and fears been put to rest? Read on to learn more about the South African and the future of The Daily Show. Read more

Gender roles and the ideal woman research topics in Disney Cinderella 2015

The most recent of Disney’s animated feature to live action adaptations debuted on March 13 with Disney’s Cinderella 2015. The role of Cinderella, popularized in Charles Perrault’s “Cendrillon” in 1697 but found in folklore across the world, frequently sparks conversation about gender roles.

Discuss the latest Cinderella movie for your next research paper. (Credit: Dale M. Pollock)

Discuss the latest Cinderella movie for your next research paper. (Credit: Dale M. Pollock)

Feminist critique often scorns the ideal woman as viewed through the Cinderella tale: she is often considered passive, a doormat, and a suffering individual lifted out of her circumstances not by her own skill or merit, but by a fairy godmother (magic) and a prince (a wealthy man). Others, however, have argued not to ignore the qualities emphasized in most versions of the tale, including this most recent one: kindness and hope. Read more

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