The challenge of protecting human rights for your research paper

Among international relations topics the subject of human rights takes center stage. Now, more than ever, leaders find that they must ensure that fundamental rights of people take precedence over those of corporations and even nations.

Human rights is a good topic to cover for your sociology research paper. (Credit: iStock)

Human rights is a good topic to cover for your sociology research paper. (Credit: iStock)

Human rights exist at the intersection of corporate social responsibility, climate change and economic growth. So important and encompassing is this issue that you will find it to be a compelling topic for your next research paper. Read more

Research topic: Are home-grown hate groups our largest domestic terrorism threat?

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA. The news came hardly a week after the shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility on Friday, November 27, 2015. Were these acts of domestic terrorism?

Find out more on the topic of domestic terrorism. (Credit: CREDO)

Find out more on the topic of domestic terrorism. (Credit: CREDO)

The Planned Parenthood incident has prompted criticism of political rhetoric that may fuel home-grown hate groups and inflame individuals who are mentally unbalanced. It’s a question that deserves exploration in your next research paper. Read more

Research paper topics on autism spectrum disorder

The rates of autism spectrum disorder in U.S. children have risen dramatically in the past several decades. Researchers have not yet been able to determine why so many more children have been diagnosed with one of these developmental disorders. However efforts are increasing to destigmatize autism through awareness, including a new Sesame Street character.

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Learn more about autism spectrum disorder. (Credit: The Indian Panorama)

Research paper topics abound on the issue—from studies as to what causes autism to what can be done to prevent future diagnoses to how to best teach these children and prepare them for their futures. 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

Discover how to win a presidential election for your research paper

The U.S. presidential election won’t happen until November 2016 and yet the campaign is already in full swing. Since it’s hard to avoid hearing news about it you may have decided to make the election the focus of your next research paper. To get a start on the topic, check out the new film, Our Brand Is Crisis, starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton.

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Learn more on the topic of the upcoming presidential election. (Credit: PSU.edu)

It’s a political satire of a Bolivian presidential campaign that is fueled by competing American campaign strategists. While the story is fiction, it may spark your interest in learning more about the rough and tumble process of winning an election. 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

Research topic help: Racism on college campuses

Tensions at the University of Missouri have been rising, as student activists have protested the administration’s handling of racial harassment. Members of the football team, as well as faculty, are joining the protest.

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Learn more about racism on college campuses. (Credit: Adrees Latif/Reuters)

How big is the issue of racism on campus and what are colleges doing to address the issue are just some of the research paper topics to consider on this subject. Read more

Red Cross charity scandal in Haiti: Research paper topic

Many people want to do the right thing and donate to a charity or not-for-profit organization, whether it’s after a natural disaster, for a medical disease or to help a local institution. But charity fraud and mismanagement is rising, especially with the ease of donating money online or by smartphone.

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Learn more about the American Red Cross scandal here. (Credit: Dittoville)

In the field of social science and medicine, you can find interesting research paper topics discussing the scandal of the American Red Cross after the Haiti earthquake and charity fraud in general. Read more

Native American history research paper topics

Native American history offers hundreds of years’ worth of  interesting research paper topics. There are several suggestions we recommend you use for topics.

November is a good time to research Native American topics. (Credit: cmich.edu)

November is a good time to research Native American topics. (Credit: cmich.edu)

These include famous Native Americans, the dark period of forced placement of Native children into Indian boarding schools to eradicate their Native American culture and language; and Native American Heritage Month. Read more

Research paper: The suffrage movement for women’s voting rights

The right to vote is one of our most precious civil rights. Now, a new film tells the story of how women gained that right in England and set the example for women in the U.S. On October 23, 2015, the film Suffragette opened in U.S. theaters. Starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, Suffragette tells the true story of how women from all strata of English society became radicalized in order to gain the right to vote.

Find out more about the women's suffrage movement. (Credit: YouTube)

Find out more about the women’s suffrage movement. (Credit: YouTube)

It was a time when the traditional role of women was that of wife and mother. Every aspect of their lives was subject to the rule of men. In the film we see how members of the women’s suffrage movement risked everything to achieve an equal place at the table of democracy. Read more