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Research topic ideas: Healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Interesting research paper topics in the category of healthcare reform include the rising costs of healthcare, value-based performance (VBP) of hospitals under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and consumers’ satisfaction with the ACA.

Learn more about healthcare reform for your research paper. (Credit: Insurance Marketplace)

Learn more about healthcare reform for your research paper. (Credit: Insurance Marketplace)

Here is some Obamacare news to get you started on your term paper. Read more

The effects of climate change on endangered species as your research topic

Many discussions have centered on how climate change affects people, but the impact on the animal world is also great. One animal casualty appears to be the small mammal species Bramble Cay melomys, found in Australia. The extinction of animals and the increase in endangered species are connected to human causes, dating back to the dodo.

Bramble Cay melomys, the first mammal to be killed off by human-caused climate change. (Credit: Queensland Government)

Bramble Cay melomys, the first mammal to be killed off by human-caused climate change. (Credit: Queensland Government)

Research paper topics to explore around this idea include looking back at extinctions in the past and showing the way humans have played a role in destroying animal life. Read more

Free State of Jones offers Civil War history research paper topics

The historical movie Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey is about citizens of Mississippi who disagreed with their state’s decision to secede from the Union at the beginning of the Civil War. The movie follows historical figure Newton Knight who deserted the Confederate army, led an uprising of guerilla warfare against the Confederacy and declared solidarity with the Union.

Learn more about the Free State of Jones movie and the Civil War here. (Credit: Showtime Networks)

Learn more about the Free State of Jones movie and the Civil War here. (Credit: Showtime Networks)

He also married a former slave leading to repercussions in race relations in Mississippi to this day. Here are some interesting research paper topics on Civil War history. Read more

Discuss Muhammad Ali and social change in your research paper

Muhammad Ali may be most noted as a boxing champion, but by his death on June 3, 2016, he had come to exemplify so much more, evolving into an entertainment icon with a profound effect on sports and culture as we know it.

Find out more about Muhammad Ali here. (Credit: Jacobin Mag)

Find out more about Muhammad Ali here. (Credit: Jacobin Mag)

A research paper could explore the many ways that Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay on January 17, 1942, brought about social change and how he altered our view of fame, for both celebrities and ordinary people. Read more

Twitter hack and computer hackers as research paper topics

It’s happened again—computer hackers have infiltrated a major company’s information. The Twitter hack affected millions of its users, whose data is now said to be available on the dark web for sale. While there are definitely hackers with bad intentions out there, so-called white hat hackers are trying to stop the destruction.

Here's what you should know about the Twitter hack. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Here’s what you should know about the Twitter hack. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Research paper topics could study the rise of the different groups of hackers, as well as an examination of significant hacks in history. Want to stop this from ever happening to you? The first advice experts always offer is simple: change your password. Read more

Internet privacy research paper topics

There are numerous interesting research paper topics on Internet privacy.

Find out the importance of Internet privacy. (Credit: Getty Images)

Find out the importance of Internet privacy. (Credit: Getty Images)

You can discuss the need for an Internet bill of rights recommended by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web; data privacy at public libraries; and online privacy and reputation management. Read more

America’s debt crisis and the fall of the middle class for your research paper

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, viewers of the HBO television show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver saw the comedian forgive $15 million in medical expenses debt that his company had acquired from creditors. His grandiose stunt was the high point on a commentary about America’s debt crisis.

Don't turn your loans into debt disasters. (Credit: US News Money)

Don’t turn your loans into debt disasters. (Credit: US News Money)

How much debt is America in? About 1.5 million households filed bankruptcy in the last year, making bankruptcy as common as college graduation and divorce. America’s debt crisis is a topic crying out for an in-depth research paper. Read more

Discussing disability issues in your next research paper

Adapted from the bestseller, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, the movie of the same name has drawn much criticism from film critics and the disabled community alike. All agree that Emilia Clarke scores a quirky and stunning performance, but critics bemoan an overly romantic and maudlin storyline.

Learn more about disability issues here. (Credit: Warner Bros)

Learn more about disability issues here. (Credit: Warner Bros)

The disabled community find fault with the portrayal of a quadriplegic man who wishes to end his life by assisted suicide. An examination of how the disabled are portrayed by the media could be the focus of your next research paper. Read more

Writing help: Planning a research paper

The odds are pretty slim that you will make it through four years of college without having to write a research paper. But don’t be frightened by the prospect.

Let us help you plan out your research paper. (Credit: YouTube)

Let us help you plan out your research paper. (Credit: YouTube)

Planning a research paper doesn’t have to be scary; in fact, we often make it more difficult than it needs to be. Questia, the Internet’s top research and paper-writing tool for students, is a great place to find writing help. Read more

Research paper topics on HB2 and civil rights

Civil rights for the LGBT community seemed to be improving in recent years. However the recent North Carolina law, known as HB2, has put transgender rights in particular back in the spotlight.

Find out more about HB2 for your next research paper. (Credit: WRAL.com)

Find out more about HB2 for your next research paper. (Credit: WRAL.com)

Gender identity is a complicated subject that is being discussed more openly than ever before and offers many research paper topics to consider, from the psychological to the current focus on civil rights and how laws will be changed and shaped to work with the changing level of acceptance in the U.S. Read more