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Good Research Paper Topics

Geeta Dhavale
Choosing the right research paper topic could be challenging at times. This post makes your search for research topics easier by providing a list for the same.
Be it college, high school, or middle school, conducting research is something mandatory for all students. Though conducting research is exciting, deciding the research topic can be confusing, as there are many topics available. However, once the ideas start flowing, zeroing in on a particular topic becomes easier.
Here are some of the good research topics for college students, that are sure to motivate them to acquire in depth knowledge about the same.
  • Is animal testing ethical?
  • Does monopoly exist in the media?
  • Is homosexuality natural?
  • Is American invasion in Iraq justified?
  • Is Affirmative Action for State University enrollment necessary?
  • Will China be the next 'superpower'?
  • The concept of 'E-waste' and how to tackle it.
  • Political parties of the United States, and their role in the development of the country.
  • Is Obama the ideal change America needed?
  • Is commodity trading a viable concept?
  • Materialism and consumerism in America.
  • Which type of economy is better for America?
  • Explain the factors related to the stock market.
  • How the black market works.
  • Cyber crime and ways to curb it.
  • The trap of human trafficking.
  • Is the share market beneficial for the common man?
  • Should America interfere in the Kashmir issue?
  • Is Bin Laden a real terrorist?
  • Gang wars and mafia, and their impact on politics.
  • How children have been used for war.
  • The use of mass destruction weapons.
  • What are the ways in which human rights are violated?
  • Homosexuality and problems faced by homosexuals in America.
  • Should juvenile criminals be prosecuted as adults?
  • Creationism vs Evolution: Is belief stronger than reason?
  • Insights into animal rights.
  • Communism vs Capitalism.
  • Do beauty pageants serve any purpose in the society?
  • Church arson and hate crimes.
  • Global warming: fact or exaggeration.
  • How do Young women perceive feminism?
  • What should be the punishment for infidelity?
  • Is animal testing ethical?

Good Topics for Middle School and High School

  • What to do with illegal immigrants?
  • Is there media bias in reporting?
  • Are Americans 'literate'?
  • Drug abuse and its impact.
  • Teen pregnancy and its ill effects on school students.
  • Ways to cope with different types of natural calamities.
  • The role of body language in communication.
  • Is the sale of human organs ethical?
  • Is there any true religion?
  • Does art influence our life?
  • World religions and their core meanings.
  • Traffic rules and why they are important.
  • Which schools are better? Single sex schools or co-education schools.
  • What are the ways to curb ragging in schools?
  • Do the laws need to be stringent for sex offenders?
  • Should steroids be legalized?
  • Do certain toys and cartoons have a negative impact on children?
  • Different types of pollution and how they contribute to global warming.
  • Should gay marriages be allowed?
  • Working mothers and problems faced by them.
  • Ways to enforce juvenile justice laws.
  • What are the pros and cons of school uniforms?
  • Racial bias in media.
  • Increasing rate of obesity in United States.
  • What are the ways to prevent internet addiction by children and adults?
  • Financing our future: how to do it?
  • Should pornography be restricted by law?
  • Should genetic engineering be controlled by law?
  • Is rehabilitation of felony offenders ethical?
  • Should men get paternity leave from work?
  • Is lottery a form of gambling?
  • Should companies target young children in advertisements?
  • Do actors and professional athletes earn a little too much?
  • Is religion responsible for war?
  • Can two women never be great pals?
  • Should exams be abolished?
If you went through all the these research paper topics carefully, then you would have realized that most of them are general issues that need to be narrowed down to a specific issue in order to conduct a focused and controlled research.
You can personalize the topics as per your curriculum's demand and your interest area. However, it is advisable to consult your teachers or guides before you finalize any of these topics for your research paper.