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Research Topic Ideas

Narayani Karthik
Want to know on what topics to research on? This article has something to divulge on research topic ideas for students of varying age groups. Keep reading!!
"Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught" ~ Oscar Wilde
So true!! For everything that has to be known, one has to nurture the fire of passion burning in him, to quench his thirst for the knowledge he yearns to have.
And that quest for knowledge gets rolling with the term research! Research, an undying pursuit for knowledge, is what we know it as! It could also be defined as a systematic probing that has risen out of a formalized curiosity, to know about something in order to illustrate the facts and finds discovered.
Research is a term common to any field, be it science, arts, history or math. The knowledge we have, is after all, not even half of what we are entitled to know of it!
So here are a list of research paper topics ideas which I would like to share with my student readers, who are interested in doing some interesting research! These topic ideas for research, in education may just help you students in learning what you are destined to know and also passionate about!

For Middle School

In schools, the topics that intrigue children the most are subjects of science, arts, human interests and history. Here is a list of research topics in education for school going children. Have a look!
  • Internet Replacing Classroom Teaching
  • The Holocaust
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mystery Behind Bermuda Triangle
  • Clouds Formation
  • Black Holes in Space
  • Importance of Hydroseeding
  • The Cold War Era: Causes and Effects of the Cold War
  • History of Knights Templars
  • Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs)
  • Dangers Posed by Black Mold
  • Memory Span of Gold Fish
  • Volcanic Eruptions
  • Causes of Wild Fires
  • Mayan History and Civilization: Facts and Finds
  • The Renaissance
  • Great Mathematicians and their Work
  • Avogadro Number Facts
  • Origin of Latin Language
  • Impact of Ozone Layer Depletion
  • Different Ethnic Traditions Across the World
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Significance of Coral Reefs in Ecological Balance
  • Green House Effect
  • Vedic Mathematics

For College Students

College students, have myriad topics to research on and they need not be centric about academics but also could stretch into other horizons (like psychology). After all, their urge to gather knowledge also increases manifold.
 So here are a few topics on various subjects like Math, Science and Psychology, where they can start their research work with. Scroll through to get a better idea
  • Various Musical Styles and Famous Artists
  • Pros and Cons of Genetic Mutation
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Robotics
  • Incurable Diseases
  • War Crimes
  • Drug Addiction and Alcohol Addiction
  • Medical Ethics
  • Abortion and Fetal Rights
  • Lifestyle of Famous Celebrities
  • Crime, Capital Punishment and Death Penalty
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Fuzzy Mathematics
  • Student Mentoring
  • Importance of Democratic and Character Education System
  • H1N1 Flu Virus
  • Causes of Juvenile Crime
  • Impact of Terrorism in America
  • Censorship in America
  • Social Computing
  • Research Ethics
  • Cryptology and its Uses
  • Somatosensory & Motor Research
  • Reiki Healing Touch
  • DNA Profiling
  • Forensic Lab Techniques
  • Forensic Dentistry
  • Diet Pills
  • Uranium Centrifuge
  • Biological Warfare
  • Unexplained Paranormal Phenomena
  • Afterlife Concept
  • Existence of Parallel Universe
  • Human Teleportation
  • Chemical Proxies in Biomineralization
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • Workplace Ethics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Cyber Crime
  • Internet Advertising
  • Religious Faiths and Beliefs
  • Urban Survival Skills Set
  • Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy
  • Crisis Management During Wartime or Natural Calamity
  • Carousel Numbers
  • Human Cloning
  • Cell Phone Safety
  • Theory of Human Evolution
  • Extramarital Affairs
  • Domestic Violence
  • Homosexuality
  • Effects of Smoking

For Psychology

Psychology is a subject that can be understood only if one has enormous patience contained within him along with a strong passion about the subject of human mind and its intricacies. People planning to do research on this subject need to understand the fact that mind is a more complicated make than the physical aspect of the body.
But yes, this subject has a lot of riveting research topic ideas to unfold! Mental conditions and behavior form the crux of this subject. Here are is a list of psychology research paper topics for you to go through.
  • Cognitive Behavior Theory
  • Determinism Psychology
  • Reciprocal Determinism Concept
  • Albert Bandura's Works on Human Behavior
  • Causes of Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Depression
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Hypnosis Therapy
  • Trauma: Causes and Effects
  • Effect of Sexual Abuse on Personality
  • Social Anxiety
  • Hallucinations
  • Multiple Personality Disorder
  • Mental Retardation
  • Phobias attached to the personality (like commitment phobia)
  • Narcissistic Behavior
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
  • Personality Disorders Types
  • Behavior Disorders
  • Kinesthetic Sense
  • Learning Disabilities in Children
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Passive Aggressive Behavior
  • Social Cognition
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Pathological Lying
  • Emotional Cheating
  • Psychic Abilities
  • Emotional Intelligence
So these were some of the research paper topic ideas on which one can start his or her research. There is no greater pleasure than knowledge gathering which is an integral part of any research. And yes, when you go about preparing controversial research paper topics, be careful of not imposing your opinions in research.
After all, research is an unraveled version of unexposed facts. Also, when you go about deciding on your research topic ideas, make sure that you gather a precise and concise content on the subject before proceeding with making your research paper.
As I conclude, I would like to reminisce the beautiful lines of Dr. Carl Sagan,

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known....."