Research Database

The Peculiar Institution by Kenneth M. Stampp

5 pages in length. Stampp was among the first of authors to publicly acknowledge that slavery was a profit making institution that provided to help the South in many economic ways. His book points out some true but troubling information regarding the economic boon of slavery. This is an interesting topic that not many authors were willing to confront when Stampp wrote on this topic. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Otitis Media and Nursing Practice

A 4 page research paper that address this topic. A baby or toddler screams and a parent notices that the child is tugging or batting at his ear. More than likely, the pain is caused by an ear infection, which is one of the most common childhood diseases. The following examination of this topic looks at its physiological causes, associated risk factors, and the implications of recent research to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Psychopathology: An Annotated Bibliography Outlining a Diversity of Conditions and Concerns

A 9 page overview of the topic of psychopathology. Includes an introduction outlining the importance of more fully exploring the topic, a methods section detailing the manner in which the literature search required by the paper was completed, an annotated bibliography, and a conclusion which ties together the information found in the literature search. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Are Adolescents of Divorce Harmed by the Marital Breakup?

This 5 page paper examines research on this controversial topic. Research showing that marital breakups harm adolescents is shown as well as research demonstrating that divorce does little harm to children. The topic is discussed and the paper concludes that a variety of factors play a role in respect to outcome. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


This essay examines the relevance of Jean Rousseau's "Social Contract" today. Topics covered include the right to vote in a democracy, the admonision against force, and the will of the majority. Topics from current events are used to compare the importance of Rousseau's words, close to four centuries after they were written.

Teaching Maths

This 5 page paper considers the role of small group teaching in mathematics according to Cohen’s “Equal Exchange Model”. The witer considers different mathematical topics to differentiate between the topics that should be taught individually, those that can increase value to the student when small groups are used and those where a combination approach may be best. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Various Religious Questions

A 5 page research that explores various topics in roughly one page summations that are from a religiously oriented perspective. Topics include materialism and functionalism, ultimate reality, phenomenology of religion, and the sacred and profane. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Reading Aloud in to Kindergarten Children

A 9 page research paper that presents how a student researching this topic might summarize the classroom experience of reading aloud Rosemary Wells' 'The Fisherman and His Wife,' which is a retelling of a Grimms' fairy tale, to a class of Kindergarten students. The writer details this hypothetical experience and suggests topics to be addressed in future presentations of the book. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Classroom Management Plan

8 pages. In classroom management the book Authentic Classroom Management by Barbara Larrivee can be invaluable. The book covers such necessary topics as rules, procedures and behavior; implementing change in the classroom; assessing the intervention plan and creating a need-satisfying classroom environment. All of these topics and more are discussed in this paper that will be of great use to those in the education field. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Topics in Sociology

This 10 page paper provides an overview of sociological topics which are fundamentals in sociology, youth and society, education, politics, economics and the corporation. These topics are explored and contained within these sections are references to Marx, Durkheim and Weber as well as to the significance of class. Special attention is paid to hip hop in contemporary society. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Varied Topics

This 3 page paper provides an overview of three different topics that can impact the study of science: plagairism, dynamic equlibrium, and carbonic acid/bicarbonate buffer system. There is one page provided on each of these topics. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Employment & Acquired Brain Injury

A 6 page research paper that offers a literature review that examines various articles for information useful towards helping ABI survivors find gainful employment and evaluates how the literature on this topic addresses the topic of employability for survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Caring Concept Analysis

An 8 page nursing concept analysis that explores the topic of caring. The aim of this analysis is to investigate this body of research in order to determine the purposes of caring and how caring can facilitate the goals of nursing practice. The writer explores the literature in regards to a model case study, borderline, etc. while also relating the empirical and theoretical data on this topic. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Research Methodology -- Which is Best?

A 4 page research paper on quantitative and qualitative research methodology. The writer examines the benefits and disadvantages of each method, as well as the rationales used for favoring one type over another. This examination also shows the advantages of combining these methods so as to approach a research topic, such as risk management, in a more comprehensive manner. This examination then switches focus to the topic of risk management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Knowledge of God

An 11 page research paper that addresses various topics pertaining to the nature of God. Topics addressed include propositional and relational knowledge of God; how we come to "know" God; the names of God; the relationship between God in the Old and New Testaments. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Multicultural Education - An Overview

A 10 page paper that provides an overview of multicultural education. The paper begins with data about the student population in the U.S. The writer then discusses the lack of a universal definition of the topic, including sample definitions. Other topics discussed include approaches with an emphasis on the advantages of a multicultural literacy program. The writer comments on teacher competency to teach this type of curriculum. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Business Ethics (Annotated Bibliography)

This 6 page paper examines journal articles, primarily in the marketing realm. Ethics is included in this annotated bibliography that contains five sections. There are three articles listed in each topic section. Topics are distribution, pricing, marketing research, targeting and promotion. Bibliography lists 15 sources.


This paper provides a "literature review" about web sites and article discussing the topics of creole, pidgin and lingua francas. The paper itself notes that, although there is not much information available about the aformentioned topics, linguists are starting to become interested in these versions of language. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Educational Journal Entries

A 9 page paper discussing 3 topics for educational students' journals and a suggested activity for each. Topics include making conferences more effective; inclusion and multiculturalism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Women's Curse

An 8 page essay that offers the author's personal reflections on the topic of menstrual blood and relates this topic to the status of women in society. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


This 5 page paper is a brief essay on the novel of Barbara Ehrenreich and the topic of welfare reform in America. The topics covered include suggestions for reform, her experiences as one of the working poor, and her insights regarding social reforms. The bibliography lists 1 source.

Work of Thomas Szasz/Connection between body & mind

A 5 page research paper that first of all examines the book The Myth of Mental Illness by Thomas S. Szasz, M.D. and then selecting on of Dr. Szasz's topics from the book‹in this case, hypochondria‹discusses the topic and how it relates to Szasz's book. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

ADD/ADHD Students And Music Education: A Study Proposal

This 10 page paper discusses a study proposal to investigate if ADD/ADHD high school students have less difficulty learning music than they do learning other subject areas. The proposal includes and introduction, hypothesis, literature review, method, and conclusion. There is a dearth of information on this topic and yet given the proven benefits of music and the overwhelming amount of research on ADD/ADHD, it is surprising to find so little in the literature that addresses this topic. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Welfare Reform in New Jersey

In 5 pages the author discusses welfare reform in New Jersey. There are many current public administration topics in the state of New Jersey. One that stands out, which as been a topic for quite some time is that of Welfare Reform. The reason for the prominence of the program is that welfare reform seems to promote abortions because it does not pay from additional pregnancies for welfare recipients. Free outline included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Fatherhood in the 1990s

An 8 page research paper that examines the sociological debate that current surrounds the topic of fatherhood. The writer first examines the writing of David Popenoe who maintains that fathers have suffered a severe loss of status in modern society and advocates a renewed emphasis on traditional family structure and values. Popenoe's views are then contrasted and compared to others who have a different perspective on this topic. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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