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Discuss the effects of a shared economy in your research paper

You may like using Uber to help you get around the city but there are many who fear the effect such a business model will have on the future of the workforce. Uber has provided a way for anyone to work freelance and earn decent money for a few hours a week of driving. Some predict that if more businesses adopt the freelance model that a race-to-the-bottom is inevitable.

The shared economy is a socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical assets. (Credit: Share a Mortgage)

The shared economy is a socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical assets. (Credit: Share a Mortgage)

This kind of business arrangement where people use the Internet to offer their labor or property for income is called the shared economy. The growth of such services as Uber and Airbnb signals a wealth of good topics for your next research paper. Read more

Economic conditions: Business and economics research paper topics

Whether you’re looking into job creation, budget deficit or economic indicators, there is never a shortage of business and economics topics for a research paper. Economic conditions have a way of affecting just about everything else that’s going on in the news. No matter your major, it’s a good idea to learn what you can about how the economy works and how it affects you.

How do economic conditions affect you? (Credit: Kheng Guan Toh)

How do economic conditions affect you? (Credit: Kheng Guan Toh)

For that reason, if you’re fishing for a good research paper topic, consider delving into economic conditions. Here are a few resources and some background information to get you started. Read more

Take on technology for your next research paper

What does technology mean? The Oxford dictionary defines technology as “application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.” The advancement of technology has changed every major career path that you are likely to pursue. Whether it’s the use of computers in creating music, genetic engineering in creating new crops or artificial intelligence in computer science and medicine, you’ll find the application of technology.

Learn more about technology for your research paper. (Credit: Forbes.com)

Learn more about technology for your research paper. (Credit: Forbes.com)

Because of its influence on future developments you might want to consider looking at technological innovation in your field of study for your next research paper. Read more

Inside Out movie and the psychology of emotions for your research paper

If you think that animated films are just for kids then the Inside Out movie will change your mind. In a twist on the traditional plot format, Inside Out features five main characters in the form of basic human emotions inside a young girl named Riley. The story follows the efforts of these emotions in helping young Riley adjust to a move from Minneapolis to San Francisco.

Learn more about the emotions featured in Inside Out. (Credit: Pixar Post)

Learn more about the emotions featured in Inside Out. (Credit: Pixar Post)

It’s an inventive illustration of how emotional intelligence, short-term and long-term memory converge to help the individual to grow and adjust through life’s challenges. You might want to consider exploring the psychology of emotions for your next research paper. Read more

Different types of psychology for your research paper

The field of psychology covers a vast area of specialized study. Psychology journals and articles discuss different types of psychology, such as infant development and perinatal psychology or media psychology.

The many types of psychology. (Credit: all-about-psychology.com)

The many types of psychology. (Credit: all-about-psychology.com)

You can also discuss the exciting work of a forensic psychologist. Here are some good research paper topics on other types of psychology. Read more

New Horizons Pluto mission to the Kuiper Belt as your research topic

Earthlings will get an up close and personal look at the Pluto system as the New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its 3 billion mile journey to the recently downgraded planet and its moons. The New Horizons probe is the first to travel to the Kuiper Belt where it will take pictures of Pluto and Charon.

Pluto as seen from New Horizons on July 11, 2015. (Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI)

Pluto as seen from New Horizons on July 11, 2015. (Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI)

Interesting research paper topics are: why is Pluto not a planet anymore, the New Horizons’ Pluto mission and the spacecraft’s Pluto images. Read more

History research paper: Advance of Homo sapiens during the ice age

Our ancient ancestors lived in small groups on the African savanna about 200,000 years ago during the ice age. From there, these first peoples moved across the earth and mingled with other types of humans. Thus human genes evolved and Homo sapiens grew in numbers.

Learn more about homo sapiens for your next history research paper. (Credit: PBS)

Learn more about homo sapiens for your next history research paper. (Credit: PBS)

The PBS series, First Peoples, is a collaboration between historians and scientists who have uncovered a mystery as compelling as any detective story. It is the story of how early Man survived through the mixing of genes. This story of the first peoples would make a fascinating history research paper. Read more

Research paper: San Andreas movie and the science of earthquake prediction

The disaster movie genre has long exploited the theme of the average man standing against forces beyond their control–like natural disasters. That may be because natural disasters, such as earthquakes, are very likely to happen and if they do, there is little that can be done to avoid them. For those who live on the west coast of the U.S. the San Andreas Fault presents the constant threat of a serious earthquake.

Discuss the San Andreas movie and earthquakes for your next research paper. (Credit: Boom champions)

Discuss the San Andreas movie and earthquakes for your next research paper. (Credit: Boom champions)

We know a lot about what causes earthquakes but we don’t know for sure when they will happen. That’s why the science of earthquake prediction is so important. If you enjoyed watching Dwayne Johnson’s performance in San Andreas, which hit #1 at the box office its opening weekend, you might consider a research paper on earthquake prediction. Read more

Award winning short stories in contemporary literature as your research topic

Analyses of award winning short stories are among the good research paper topics in the field of contemporary literature. There are many short story genres, languages and themes to research and any number of awards you can look at to find source material.

A stack of contemporary literature books. (Credit: Jono's Book Reviews)

A stack of contemporary literature books. (Credit: Jono’s Book Reviews)

Here are some interesting research paper topics on inspirational short stories. Read more

TV show Orphan Black characters: Innovations in filmmaking

The BBC America/Canadian sci-fi television show Orphan Black just wrapped up its third season with the versatile actress Tatiana Maslany having played more than a dozen different characters, all clones in a secret scientific experiment.

Actress Tatiana Maslany has played over a dozen roles on the show Orphan Black. (Credit: BBC America)

Actress Tatiana Maslany has played over a dozen roles on the show Orphan Black. (Credit: BBC America)

An interesting research paper topic for your television or filmmaking production class is to write about the many ways this boundary-pushing show has made advances in camera work and costume makeup techniques to distinguish the many different Orphan Black characters. Read more