Research Paper Topics: Ideas to Get You Going

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  • Discuss and examine the effects of a famous musician on pop music.
  • How has pop music progressed over the past decade?
  • How has the depiction of women in music changed in the media over the past decade?
  • How does a synthesizer work?
  • How has music evolved to feature different instruments/voices?
  • How has sound effect technology changed the music industry?
  • Analyze the benefits of music education in high schools.


  • Analyze the benefits of diversity in education.
  • Are charter schools useful for the national education system?
  • Track the rising price of universities and show its effect on current students.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of standardized testing.
  • What are the benefits of a gap year between high school and college?
  • What funding allocations give the most benefit to students?
  • Does homeschooling set students up for success?
  • Should universities / high schools require students to be vaccinated?


  • Are rehabilitation centers more effective than prisons?
  • Are congestion taxes useful?
  • Discuss the differences between Trump’s immigration policies and Biden’s immigration policies.
  • Does affirmative action help minorities?
  • Can a capitalist system effectively reduce inequality?
  • Is a three-branch government system effective?
  • What caused polarization in today’s politics?


  • Choose a historical invention. Discuss its impact on society today.
  • Choose a  historical leader who lost power. What led to their eventual downfall?
  • How has your nation evolved over the past century?
  • Has the government’s response to national disasters improved or declined over time?
  • Amine the history of the American occupation of Iraq.
  • Discuss the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict.


  • What are the sensible limits on abortion?
  • How does an MRI work?
  • Analyze the impacts of medical marijuana use on:
    • Elderly populations
    • Health
    • The education system
    • State tax bases
  • How do anti-vaxxers impact the health of the country?
  • Examine the costs and benefits of diet culture.
  • Ought companies allow employees to exercise on company time?
  • What is an acceptable amount of exercise for an adult to attain per week?
    • Per month?
    • Per day?
  • Examine the effects of the obesity epidemic on American society.



  • Are students smarter since the introduction of the internet?
  • What variations has the internet made from its original design?
  • Has digital downloading helped the music industry or hurt it?
  • Analyze the benefits and costs of stricter internet censorship.
  • Examine the effects of the internet on the paper news industry.
  • What would occur if the internet went out?

Mental Health

  • What are the advantages of daily exercise?
  • Discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected people’s mental health.
  • What things promote poor mental and physical health?
  • Analyze how mental health is discussed in pop culture.
  • Examine the pros and cons of more counselors in U.S schools.
  • What effect does stress have on the body?


  • What are black holes?
  • What are the consequences of deforestation on long-term climate change?
  • Discuss the pros and cons of the EPA.
  • Can coral reefs be saved, or are they doomed?
  • What effect has the Flint Michigan crisis had on the United States?
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