Research Database

Annotated Readings

This 3 page paper offers summaries of four readings pertaining to the topic education and adult learners. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Testing and Fairness

This 3 page paper indicates the two questions the writer intends to answer and this provides summaries of the sources that the writer uses to answer them, The topic concerns standardized testing and whether or not it can be fair. Bibliography lists 2 sources

Lincoln's Address at Sanitary Fair

In a paper of three pages, the author writes about the speech Lincoln made at Sanitary Fair in Baltimore. The author of this paper discusses the topics the president covered in his address. There are four sources cited in this paper.


This 12-page paper focuses on the causes of unemployment among Korean youth. Topics explored include education, the Asian financial crisis and lack of training. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Apple Customer Service

A 10 page paper that provides a brief background on the company, where they created the Apple and Mac, and customer service practices. Other topics discussed in include relationship marketing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

US Death Penalty in Perspective

A 24 page research paper that consists of 3 separate papers. The first paper is 4 pages in length and introduces the topic, as well as the questions that examination of the death penalty raises. The second paper is 5 pages in length and further discusses the topic, clarifying the issues to be addressed and the need for research. The final paper is 15 pages in length and proposes a plan for an extensive research project on this topic. Throughout the writer emphasizes the dichotomies associated with this topic, which includes the fact that the US is alone among the industrialized nations in supporting capital punishment. Each paper has its own bibliography and the cumulative bibliography (last paper) lists 11 sources.

New Zealand & Zimbabwe Domestic Politics

A 7 page research paper. At one time domestic and international politics could be evaluated as somewhat separate topics. In the contemporary world this is no longer, as international events penetrate domestic politics and domestic politics frequently have international repercussions. This principle is demonstrated with large states and also within small states such as New Zealand and Zimbabwe. The writer discusses this topic in relation to both of these countries. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Comparative Analysis of Octavia Butler’s “Kindred” and Harriet Jacobs’ “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl”

A 5 page paper which examines the ways in which these works discuss similar topics or use similar images, considers whether or not they put these topics and images to the same literary use, and finally concludes with which work has been the most lasting legacy of the slave narratives. No additional sources are used.

Euthanasia: A 2001 Perspective

A 5 page discussion of the pros and cons of euthanasia. Notes the 1975 case of Karen Ann Quinlan which brought the topic of euthanasia into public consciousness along with the current day challenges of a mercy killing in Australia by an Aussie equivalent of Dr. Kervorkian, Dr. Philip Nitschke. Emphasizes that while the topic of euthanasia will be debated for generations to come it is our personal responsibility to take charge of our own decisions in this matter in the form of a living will. Bibliography lists 5 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.

Civil Service, Strategies for Resolving Conflict, and Performance Appraisal Systems

A 6 page paper which discusses various topics. The topics are discussion and evaluation of an article titled "Beyond Civil Service" by Donald E. Klingner, discussion and evaluation of traditional and nontraditional strategies for resolving conflicts and discussion and evaluation of the concepts of judgmental and developmental performance appraisal systems, as they apply to fax articles provided by student which originate in the textbook titled "Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government." No additional sources cited.

Criminal Justice Research: Basic and Applied.

(6 pp) Focusing on "hot topics" is an accepted way to generate interest for criminal justice research, to secure grants, to conduct research, and to publish papers. While research methods are often thought of as a stand-alone topic, an argument can be made for the importance of incorporating policy analysis, program planning, and evaluation components in research methods courses. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Human Resource Professionals And Ethics

An 18 page research paper. The topic of ethics has become increasingly more important over the last twenty years. In this essay, the writer discusses specific principles of ethics related to the human resource development professional. Some of the topics covered include competence, responsibility, respect for others, and research, among others. The Standards of Ethics and Integrity adopted by the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) in 1999 is used as a reference point. Bibliography lists 11 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.

Criminal Justice Research: Basic and Applied.

(6 pp) Focusing on "hot topics" is an accepted way to generate interest for criminal justice research, to secure grants, to conduct research, and to publish papers. While research methods are often thought of as a stand-alone topic, an argument can be made for the importance of incorporating policy analysis, program planning, and evaluation components in research methods courses. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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.

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.

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