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Research paper topic ideas for your Black History research paper

Just in time for Black History Month and in stark contrast to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, The Birth of a Nation has garnered top honors at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by newcomer, Nate Parker, the film tells the story of Nat Turner, a preacher and slave who led a slave rebellion in 1831.

Learn more about Black History for your research paper. (Credit: Time)

Learn more about Black History for your research paper. (Credit: Time)

While waiting for the film to appear in theaters, college students can check out Black History research paper topics and get a background in Black History. Read more

International economics and the TPP: Research topics

Students of economics know that it is the study of supply and demand. A key feature is the fact of scarcity. Research paper topics can cover a wide range from the history of economics to money, the economy and financial markets. International economics is especially rife with good topics.

The TPP makes for a good international economics topic. (Credit: U.S. Census Bureau)

The TPP makes for a good international economics topic. (Credit: U.S. Census Bureau)

One such topic is the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), an agreement between 12 Pacific nations that, if passed, would have far-reaching effects on job growth, food safety, healthcare and more. Now more than ever, it’s important to consider a research paper on international economics issues. Read more

Research paper topics: The China landslide and natural disasters

A landslide toppled 33 buildings in the city of Shenzhen, China, just before noon on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Landslides are a deadly natural disaster, and while it’s possible to predict them using modern technology, in practice, the damage is almost impossible to fully avoid.

Rescuers search for survivors of the China landslide. (Credit: Color China Photo/AP)

Rescuers search for survivors of the China landslide. (Credit: Color China Photo/AP)

If you are looking for research paper topics for your environmental studies or disaster management courses, consider looking at the China landslide, comparing the deadliest landslides, or looking into the technologies that might be used to predict them. Read more

Research paper topics: How sleep deprivation affects the human body

Think that sleep deprivation and insomnia aren’t a big deal? Extended lack of sleep has major health consequences and many negative impacts on the human body.

Are you affected by sleep deprivation? (Credit: Flickr)

Are you affected by sleep deprivation? (Credit: Flickr)

Although the area of sleep medicine is a newer field, there are a host of research paper topics to explore in terms of why we need sleep and what keeps us from getting the sleep we require. 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.

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

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

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

Women in technology gender gap as your research topic

The gender gap in STEM careers is a popular topic of conversation these days. While we know there’s a lack of diversity in science, we still haven’t worked out what to do about it, which leaves the door open to a whole host of research paper topics about the issue of women in technology and ways to resolve it.

Learn more about women in technology. (Credit: Skilled Up.com)

Learn more about women in technology. (Credit: Skilled Up.com)

A new documentary, CODEGIRL, focuses on encouraging more girls to go into careers in technology. 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.

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

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

Research paper topics on the future of space exploration

Space exploration began with John F. Kennedy’s urging for America to put a man on the moon in 1961. Thirty-nine years later, the International Space Station went into orbit, and with it, the goal of continuous human habitation in space.

Find out more about space exploration for your research paper. (Credit: NASA)

Find out more about space exploration for your research paper. (Credit: NASA)

The next series of NASA missions may see astronauts going to Mars. The past 54 years have been rich with research paper topics on the human exploration of space; what will the next half a century hold? Read more