Thesis Topics

A variety of Thesis Topics can be found below:

A Look At Pirenne's Thesis

A 5 page essay that explores the idea presented by Henri Pirenne's thesis that the decline in European economics that marked the beginning of the Middle Ages began not with the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, but instead with the rise of Islam in the seventh century. Included is the reasoning behind Pirenne's idea as well as the reasoning of those that oppose this idea. Bibliography includes 4 sources.

Management / Human Resource Model Thesis

"A Study of Home-Based Laser Assemble Employees Through Exit Interviews and Information Technology." 65 pages in length including all charts, graphs, and statistical diagrams. The purpose of this particular study was to determine (via analysis of exit interviews) if an increase in both the quantity and quality of training through the use of information technology would assist in retaining home-based laser assembly employees. APA guidelines are adhered to, points are well-made, and more than 20 references are listed in bibliography. Interview/survey blanks (Appendix) are included FREE of charge !

Efficient Market Hypothesis for Emerging Markets

A 21 page paper which discusses many different hypotheses as they relate to numerous industries and business endeavors. In discussing these realities in relationship to the economies of the world, the paper focuses on Asia, Mexico, and Latin America, and the crises they faced which greatly illustrate many varied aspects of emerging markets. In addition, the information provided spells out many varying ideas in relationship to some effective market hypotheses, which, at present, do not necessarily look very promising. All issues discussed are essentially concerns which involve the economy of the entire world, as many economies are directly interlinked and reliant upon one another. In this relationship, it becomes clear that when one economic system fails, in relationship to emerging markets, the entire international market is at serious risk. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Insulin Synthesis Using Recombinant Plasmid DNA

A 5 page paper discussing methods of constructing this plasmid containing a gene for human insulin. As much as 5 percent of the population may be affected by diabetes, a disease of carbohydrate metabolism in which the sufferer of the disease is unable to absorb glucose from the blood. Insulin for injection has been extracted from other animals until only recently. Though bovine insulin will work for human diabetes control, the chemical differences also cause reaction in some individuals. Bacterial generation of insulin using recombinant DNA techniques has largely replaced the use of bovine insulin in cases of human diabetes. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Thesis / Labor Issues in Firefighting

A 25 page research paper dealing primarily with the relationship between fire company staffing and firefighter and civilian fire deaths. Includes literature review, methodology, statistical analysis, summary, recommendations, etc; It is ultimately concluded that there may indeed be a relationship between decreased fire department staffing levels and civilian deaths, as well as firefighter injuries.

John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' / Garden of Eden Hypothesis

This 8 page paper discusses the many parallels to the Garden of Eden myth. Also included is a look at the use of myth in literature. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Robin Cook's 'Outbreak' / A Viable Hyposthesis ?

A 5 page research paper investigating the messages in Robin Cook's "Outbreak" in terms of reality. Does the government cover up events? Evidence is offered that it indeed covers up lots thus, Cook's book, while a fictional account, is closer to reality than we might want to think. Several supporting/critical sources cited in bibliography.

Voice Dictation / Synthesis In Aviation

A 10 page paper that provides a human factors perspective on the use of voice technologies in aviation. The writer supports the use of this technology in reducing pilot error. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Spondylolisthesis / A Review of Current Literature on History & Treatment

This 5 page paper is a review of the current literature on spondylolisthesis, the partial dislocation of a single lumbar or sacral vertebra over the vertebra below it, and focuses on the history and treatment of this order. The current literature also focuses more on the problem of spondylolisis in athletes, including adolescents, and its impact on the development of the degenerative condition of spondylolisthesis as a preventative process. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Somatic Marker Hypothesis

An 8 page paper which discusses Descarte’s Error and how it involves the decision making processes known as somatic marker hypothesis. In addressing the subject, the paper discusses the difference between practical and theoretical models of rationality, as well as how emotions and embodiment work in relationship to the decision making processes we experience in our life. No additional sources cited.

A Look At Pirenne’s Thesis

A 5-page essay that explores the idea presented by Henri Pirenne’s thesis that the decline in European economics that marked the beginning of the Middle Ages began not with the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, but instead with the rise of Islam in the seventh century. Included is the reasoning behind Pirenne’s idea as well as the reasoning of those that oppose this idea. Bibliography includes 4 sources.

Hypothesis and Recommendations for Early Recognition of Adolescent Alcoholism

5 pages in length. By identifying and treating early warning signs of alcoholism among adolescents action can be taken to deter the onset of those problems symptomatic of adolescent alcoholism. This paper looks at research pertinent to identifying and treating alcoholism among teenagers and young children. A review of literature specific to the subject and possible recommendations are made. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Review of “Synthesis and Characterization of Thermally Degradable Polymer Networks”

A 5 page paper reviewing an article by Kenji Ogino, Jir-Shyr Chen, and Christopher K. Ober and analyzing the research technique for detail, completeness, then assessing whether the researchers achieved their stated purpose. The paper concludes that they did indeed achieve their purpose and that the technique is so highly detailed that any other researcher should be able to replicate the experiment and arrive at the same results. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

An 11 page paper providing an overview of these two conditions commonly associated with the L5 vertebra. Spondylolysis is most often associated with adolescents, at least in the time that the conditions appear. It is believed that they may affect between five and six percent of the population, and they can lead to chronic back pain. Management of spondylolysis is relatively simple though its diagnosis may not be. However, that diagnosis is worth pursuing because it can lead to spondylolisthesis, which can require surgery to correct. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Sigmund Freud: Repression Hypothesis

7 pages in length. A majority of the themes and issues found in contemporary psychology treatments have their fundamental basis in Sigmund Freud's discoveries. The renowned psychoanalyst, who did not hold the most favorable reputation during his time, was a rich source of insights about sociological issues. His collection of work contained a number of themes that are still relevant in addressing many of today's psychological ills, including the concept of ego as an entity that cannot maintain control over itself; that individual and social psychology are one and the same; that organizations are the result of repressed desires and ambivalent memories of ancient events and that the ego and superego are responsible for housing cultural ideals. Freud's repression hypothesis has been shared by other philosophers who postulate that humanity is little more than a self-centered entity with minimal concern for anything but itself. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Two-Part Thesis on Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary"

A 5 page, two-part thesis on Gustave Flaubert's novel, "Madame Bovary," in which the first part attributes Emma Bovary's depression and adultery to her husband, Charles, and the second part considers the correlation between the happiness of Charles and Emma Bovary, with the ultimate demise of each.

Introduction/Hypothesis: Profit and Competition in Life Insurance Industry

5 pages in length. This hypothesis paper is divided into a definition of purpose, questions, objectives, and the basis of the hypothesis. Focus is on the life insurance industry and how the nature of rivalry and competition can affect the anticipation or prediction of profits within the industry.

The Tension Reduction Hypothesis

This 5 page paper looks at the etiology of alcoholism, overeating and cigarette smoking. The tension reduction hypothesis is examined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

NRA - The National Rifle Association. Thesis statement: The National Rifle Association leadership, condoning of "alarmist rhetoric," indicates it no longer represents its membership appropriately.

(6 pp) Thesis statement: The National Rifle Association leadership, condoning of "alarmist rhetoric," indicates it no longer represents its membership appropriately. After the tragedy in Littleton, Colorado, the President of the National Rifle Association, Charlton Heston, said, "we cannot let tragedy lay waste to the most rare and hard-won human right in history." There are those historians who have traditionally felt that "freedom of speech," has been our most liberating cause. Certainly that is the phrase, which allowed President Heston to make such claims. Yet in spite of such national "soul searching," according to Woellert (1999), the NRA remains "one of the nation's most resilient lobbies," but unfortunately is representing its membership less and less. Bibliography lists 10 sources

Galileo And The Warfare Thesis

5 pages in length. Writing in the late nineteenth century, Draper and White put forward an idea that was quickly embraced: the "warfare thesis," which suggests that science has always been in conflict with religion. Clearly, the direct connection between science and religion is not easily attained, inasmuch as science is based in a foundation of undeniable proof, while religion is grounded in the concept of belief. Would Galileo support or reject the warfare thesis based upon his Letter to the Grand Duchess, Christina? Indeed, one might readily argue that he would support Draper and White's theory, inasmuch as his letter was meant to bring to light the myriad shortcomings produced by biblical interpretation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Athenian Thesis: Corresponding Observations from Machiavelli and Contemporary Writers

A 6 page discussion of the Athenian Thesis or Athenian Doctrine. Provides a concise definition of this thesis with the observation that no city is deterred by traditional morality from ruling where it can. Expands on this definition examining the inherent virtues and motivations of Sparta, Athens and even Machiavelli’s quest for his empire. Concludes that the Athenian thesis is indeed a part of a consistent view of the world. Although there would appear to be certain contradictions in this thesis such as the virtuous motivations of Sparta, for example, these contradictions appear to weigh themselves out with time. It becomes apparent on a more thorough consideration of this doctrine that even Sparta, despite her virtuous appearances has common goals with Athens or even Machiavelli. Sparta’s motivations center around the inability to expand safely rather than any superiority of virtue, just as on close inspection so do Machiavelli’s. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Athenian Thesis

An 8 page discussion of the Athenian thesis or doctrine. Examines the inherent virtues and motivations of Sparta and Athens. Utilizes the details which unfold in the Melian Dialogue, Pericles' Funeral Oration, the Dispute over Epidamnus/Dispute over Corcyra and the Mytilenaian Debate to illustrate the contention that no city is deterred by traditional morality from ruling where it can. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A Comparison between Photosynthesis and Respiration

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. The writer explains both of the processes before making the comparison. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Efficient Market Hypothesis

This 8 page paper examines Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH). The paper is in two parts, firstly looking at what the theory it and how it operates. The second part of the paper then considers the evidence for its accuracy or inaccuracy. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

An Empirical Testing of Efficient Market Hypothesis and Weak Form of Efficiency of Mumbai Stock Exchange (BSE), India

This 6 page paper puts forward the hypothesis that the stock price performance on the Mumbai Stock Exchange is explained by the weak form of Efficient Market Hypothesis (EHM). The writer sets out to do this with a two stage process. Initially the random walk theory is eliminated with information from the Bombay Stock Exchange National Index (BSENI), and then the weak form of EMH is proven with analysis of performance that can only be proven with the use of historical data. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

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Chapter Three:  Methodology

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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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