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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: COP21 climate talks in Paris

Good research paper topics are the current negotiations at the climate talks going on in Paris. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty to discuss the effects of global warming and to stabilize emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere that leads to global climate change.

Learn more about the current climate talks here. (Credit: diplomatie.gouv.fr)

Learn more about the current climate talks here. (Credit: diplomatie.gouv.fr)

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the association of countries that participate in the convention. COP21 is the twenty-first conference addressing climate change and carbon emission taking place in Paris in November/December 2015. Read more

Science education research paper topics

Science education in the United States is still lagging behind other First World countries. Many people have suggested new teaching methods and strategies to encourage students to pursue and enjoy studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.

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Learn more about science education here. (Credit: Mashable)

Here are some interesting research paper topics on science education for teaching STEM fields. Read more

Examine landmark Supreme Court cases for your research paper

On Friday, November 13, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear legal arguments on a challenge to a Texas law pertaining to abortion. This will be the first major abortion case before the court since it upheld a federal ban on late-term abortions in 2007.

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Learn more about Supreme Court cases. (Credit: uss-america)

When asked to name landmark Supreme Court cases, most people think of Roe v. Wade, which established the legality of abortions. But there are many cases that have shaped the legal environment in the U.S. and they would make for an exciting research paper project. 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Alzheimer’s disease: Medical issues research paper

Many think that Alzheimer’s disease affects only elderly people. Yet it is estimated that up to five percent of people with Alzheimer’s have Early Onset Alzheimer’s, which affects adults as young as in their thirties. In addition to the medical issues, there are social issues.

Learn more about Alzheimer's disease for your research paper. (Credit: American Nurse Today)

Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease for your research paper. (Credit: American Nurse Today)

Because Alzheimer’s makes it difficult to carry out normal daily tasks, family and friends must step in to be caregivers. As our population ages, there’s a good chance that you know someone who is now or will somehow be affected by Alzheimer’s disease, which makes it a good research paper topic. 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

Explore climate change and capitalism link for your research paper

Is there a link between capitalism and climate change? Author Naomi Klein addressed that question in the film, This Changes Everything, which is based on her book of the same name. According to most experts, the industrial nations produce the emissions that produce the greenhouse effect and rising sea levels yet it’s the third world countries that are most impacted.

Do you think there's a link between capitalism and climate change? (Credit: Reuters)

Do you think there’s a link between capitalism and climate change? (Credit: Reuters)

Can this be changed? Perhaps opinions are already changing as we see 2015 slated to be the hottest year on record. Find out for yourself when you decide to tackle climate change for your next research paper. Read more