100 Technology Topics for Research Papers

Updated on July 21, 2018
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Essay Topics on Technology
Essay Topics on Technology

Every year, technological devices become faster, smaller, and smarter. Your cell phone holds more information than the room-sized computers that sent a man to the moon. In my essay Can Today's College Students Solve World Problems?, I talk about how advances like the green revolution and more fuel-efficient cars solved many of the problems that I worried about as a college freshman in 1979. Yet these new solutions also cause new problems, like how the gasoline engine made travel faster and easier but also raised concerns about air pollution and global warming.

Below, you will find many questions, ideas, links, research, and videos to get you started on your research essay.

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Steps for Researching

How to Write Your Paper

Over 100 Tech Topics:

1. General

2. Reproduction

3. Health

4. Genetic Engineering

5. Technical Experiments on Humans

6. Relationships and Media

7. War

8. Information and Communication Tech

9. Computer Science and Robotics

Researching technology can involve looking at how it solves problems, creates new problems, and how interaction with technology has changed humankind.

Is Digital Reading Changing Our Brains?
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Steps in Researching

  1. Understand your Research Assignment: What kind of a research paper has your instructor assigned? Re-read your assignment sheet and any information in the textbook. For example, I ask my students to choose a technology topic for a Summary, Analysis, and Response essay which asks them to research three or more perspectives on an issue.
  2. Find a Topic Idea: Look over the topic lists below to find a question that interests you. For an Exploratory paper, you will need a topic which has three or more perspectives to explore. If you are doing a Position, Argument, or a Cause paper, you will need to know the different perspectives, but you will use your answer to the question as your thesis statement.
  3. Read about the Topic: Once you find one you like, you can learn more about that issue by looking at some of the hyperlinked articles. You can look for more research articles at your school library or online at Google Scholar. Additionally, check science magazines for a non-technical audience like Discover, Scientific American, or Popular Scientist. Science Daily is a good website to check for breaking news and research.
  4. Choose a Question to Research: After you find a topic idea you like, write out the question and make a list of other similar issues or words you could use as keywords to research. You can use the other questions on the topic list to help you out.
  5. Use Your Keyword Ideas to Look for Articles: You can start by looking through a search engine to see what you can find, but don't use articles that don't fit the type of authoritative sources your instructor requires.
  6. Use Links to Find Good Sources: One hint is to follow the links in articles that are written for a non-specialist that go to the original sources and research articles. You can also use your library resources to find more academic articles.
  7. Follow my instructions in writing your essay: Easy Ways to Write a Thesis Sentence, Writing Argument Essays, and, How to Write a Paper Without Making Common Mistakes.

General Technology

Here is a list of twenty starter topic ideas for research essays. See below for many more!

  1. What are the long-term effects of living in a technological world? Are these mostly negative or positive?
  2. Are children under 12 now growing up in a different world than college-age students did? How is it different, and what does that mean for them?
  3. What is the most important new technology for solving world problems?
  4. How has social media helped solve and create problems in countries outside the U.S.?
  5. Will governments like China continue to be able to control citizens' access to the Internet and social media?
  6. How do social media, texting, cell phones, and the Internet make the world bigger? Smaller?
  7. What are the implications of ever-increasing globalization through technology to the global economy?
  8. Technology is changing so quickly that we are frequently using computers, software programs, and other technologies that have frustrating glitches and problems. Is there a solution?
  9. How does our experience of social interactions with other humans influence the way we interact with machines?
  10. When does it become morally wrong to genetically engineer your child?
  11. What are new ways people can use technology to change the world?
  12. How is digital learning going to change schools and education?
  13. Does the Internet need controls or censorship? If so, what kind?
  14. Do digital tools make us more or less productive at work?
  15. To what extent is the development of new technologies having a negative effect?
  16. How will technology change our lives in twenty years?
  17. Should people get identity chips implanted under their skin?
  18. Should people in all countries have equal access to technological developments?
  19. Can video gaming really help solve world problems? (see video)
  20. How are brains different from computers? (see video)
  21. Is organic food really better for you than genetically modified foods?
  22. What are genetically modified food technologies able to do? How does this compare with traditional plant breeding methods?
  23. Should genetically modified food technologies be used to solve hunger issues?
  24. Since it is now possible to sequence human genes to find out about possible future heath risks, is that something everyone should have done? What are the advantages or disadvantages?
  25. If people have genetic testing, who has the right to that information? Should healthcare companies and employers have access to that information?
  26. If parents have genetic information about their children, when and how should they share it with the child?
  27. What sort of genetic information should parents seek about their children and how might this influence raising that child?
  28. Would having cars that drive themselves be a good or bad idea?
  29. How might travel in the future be different?
  30. Should information technologies and Internet availability make work from home the norm?

How Will Computers Change in Five Years?

Reproduction Technologies

  1. What is the best way for infertile couples to have a child?
  2. Should research into mechanical reproduction technologies be unlimited?
  3. What do we do about frozen embryos that won't be used by the donating couple?
  4. Should "adopting" frozen embryos be encouraged more widely?
  5. Is mechanical reproduction ethical?
  6. Is there a difference between raising adopted and birth children?
  7. How can we best take care of the problem of unwanted pregnancies?
  8. What makes a person a mother or a father?
  9. What regulation should there be on the infertility technologies?
  10. Should health insurance plans cover infertility technologies?

Your Gamete, Myself: An article about egg and sperm donation

  1. How important is it to have a genetic connection with your children?
  2. Do egg donors and children have rights to a relationship?
  3. Should egg and sperm donors be compensated?

The Curious Lives of Surrogates: Discussing the reason why some women choose to be surrogate mothers.

  1. Is surrogate pregnancy a good way for a couple to get a baby?
  2. Is it right that surrogacy is heavily advertised to military wives?
  3. What should the children’s rights be in a case of surrogate pregnancy?
  4. Should surrogates be used for any reason, or only for health reasons?
  5. Is it ethical for a woman to carry someone else’s child?
  6. Should there be regulations of international surrogacy?

Technology and Health

The Beating Heart Donors: Discussing organ transplant procedures.

  1. What do we need to do in order to make organ donation a better experience for everyone involved?
  2. When is a person dead? How do we define death? Should there be changes in our definition of “brain death"?
  3. Should organ donors be given pain medications?
  4. Should we choose organ donation for ourselves and our loved ones?
  5. Do organ donors feel pain?
  6. What is the best method of organ replacement to solve the problem of a shortage of donors?

How Pig Guts Became the Next Bright Hope for Regenerating Human Limbs

  1. Will regenerating human limbs be a reality in our lifetime?
  2. What is the best way to help people who have lost a limb?
  3. Is it ethical to use tissue from animals in people?
  4. Are using embryonic stem cells necessary, or will technological innovations make these obsolete?
  5. Should more funding grants from the National Institute of Health (which tend to support research projects without immediate practical applications) go to practical research projects which produce direct medical help to individuals?
  6. When considering war, should we factor in the medical costs of soldiers who will return wounded?

The Bypass Cure: Tells of new evidence that Gastric Bypass surgery can cure diabetes.

  1. What is the best way to help solve the problem of a rising number of people with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S.?
  2. What is the best way to treat people with morbid obesity?
  3. Should bypass surgeries be used as a standard cure for type 2 diabetes?
  4. What is the cause of the recent increase in diabetes in the U.S.?
  5. How much of diabetes type 2 and obesity is genetic? How much is behavioral?
  6. Should people with obesity and diabetes or other diseases pay more for health care?

Surgery research topic: Should bypass surgery be used to cure diabetes?
Surgery research topic: Should bypass surgery be used to cure diabetes? | Source

Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering of Humans Research Links

  1. Is human cloning a good or bad idea?
  2. Should we ban human cloning?
  3. What makes people human?
  4. What is the role of religion/faith in making decisions about using reproductive technologies?
  5. How does cloning change the value of human life?
  6. How should we best solve the problem of genetic diseases?
  7. Is there a point when genetic engineering has gone too far?
  8. Who should decide the limits of how genetic engineering is used?
  9. What is the best way to use the technologies of genetic engineering to help humans?
  10. Which genetic engineering projects should be given the most funding?

Technical Experiments on Humans

Medicine, Experiments, and Human Identity

  1. Should human life be deemed more important than animal life?
  2. What is the dignity of human life and how should we observe this in medical situations?
  3. Who decides how far medical research should go?
  4. Should there be limits to the scientific investigation on humans?

DNA Test Gives Students Shock (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/13/nyregion/dna-tells-students-they-arent-who-they-thought.html?_r=0)

  1. What should determine our racial identity? Is is our DNA, our appearance, our choice, our family or our cultural environment?
  2. How important is DNA information in forming our identity?
  3. Should people get Ancestry DNA testing?
  4. Should identifying as multi-racial be more common?

Ways to Leave Your Body: Tells about out-of-body technologies like virtual reality as well as other ways to be outside yourself.

  1. What is the self? Can it be found in scientific investigation?
  2. Does science have the final say about who we are? Will technology create an Inception effect where people will not be able to distinguish out-of-body from in-body experiences?
  3. How will virtual reality technology change us?
  4. Is virtual reality the future?
  5. Should there be a limit to the research on virtual reality?
  6. What are the uses and benefits of virtual reality technologies?

The Switched On Brain: Describes studies that are using light waves in the brain to cure psychiatric diseases.

  1. Is controlling brains with technology like light ethical?
  2. How important is it to find alternative treatments (something other than drugs) for mental illness?
  3. What is the best way to treat mental illness?
  4. Has an increase in the use of technology affected the rise of mental illness in the U.S.?
  5. If it were possible, should technologies be used to control drug addictions?
  6. Should we seek ways to control the brain with technologies?
  7. What are the social dangers of brain-controlling technologies?

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Relationships and Media

Is "Phubbing" Ruining Your social Relationships? by James Roberts

  1. Has social media changed our relationships in a good or bad way?
  2. How important is it to monitor and limit our social media intake?
  3. Is addiction to technology something we should worry about?
  4. Are the distractions of using social media negatively influencing the workplace?
  5. Has media hurt or helped family communication? Friendship communication? Romantic relationships?
  6. What is the best way to manage technology in relationships?
  7. What is the best way to maintain a close relationship?

When Texting is Wrong, by Randy Cohen in the New York Times.

  1. Is using technology in college classrooms a good or bad idea?
  2. What is the best way for educators to incorporate social media in their classrooms?
  3. What is the best way for educators to use technology to teach?
  4. Should there be social rules about cell phone use in schools or the workplace?
  5. How are technologies changing the way people interact in the workplace?
  6. Have texting and social media damaged this generation's ability to communicate in person?
  7. Do cell phones and social media make family relationships stronger?
  8. How has texting changed the way we communicate with one another?
  9. What are the dangers of texting?
  10. When is texting rude? Has texting made this generation less respectful of other people? Who decides?

They Loved Your G.P.A. and Then They Saw Your Tweets by Natasha Singer in the New York Times

  1. How should people manage their social networking profiles? How important is this?
  2. Should there be limits to the access a university or employer has to social profiles?
  3. Should teachers have limits on social networking with students?
  4. How should professionals use Facebook or other social media?
  5. Should there be more regulations on social media privacy?
  6. How large a role should social profiles have in hiring and other decisions?
  7. How justifiable is it to take legal action against someone for posts on social media sites?

Are nuclear bombs still needed for modern war?
Are nuclear bombs still needed for modern war? | Source

War Technologies

Living with the Bomb: The Atomic Bomb in Japanese Consciousness by Mark Selden

Living with the Bomb in National Geographic

  1. Does increasing military technology really make us safer?
  2. Do more guns make people more or less safe?
  3. How much money should the U.S. devote to military research for better weapons?
  4. What would happen if someone detonated a nuclear bomb today?
  5. How should the U.S. and other nations deal with Iran and North Korea and their development of nuclear weapons technology?
  6. Should we destroy our nuclear weapons?
  7. How has modern warfare technology changed the way we view war?
  8. Has technology made the world safer or less safe?
  9. Should drones be used in modern warfare?
  10. What is the effect of taking people out of direct combat with the enemy?

ICT: Information Communication Technologies

Is Google Making Us Stupid? by Nicholas Carr in the Atlantic Monthly

  1. Is technology changing the way we read?
  2. Does an online format cause readers to skim rather than fully digest information?
  3. Is being able to find information quickly online a good or bad thing?
  4. How do we gauge intelligence?
  5. How is Google search changing us?
  6. How should we change teaching to incorporate new technologies?
  7. How important is it that schools teach using iPads, Smart Boards, social media, and other new technologies?
  8. Is there an intelligence developed through conventional reading and research which is being lost in the digital age?
  9. If Google prefers their own brand of information, are we getting the best when we search?

Does the Internet Make You Smarter? by Clay Shirky in the Wall Street Journal

  1. Should there be regulation of sites such as Wikipedia which provide information that is not necessarily credible?
  2. Are blogs better than books?
  3. How necessary is teaching traditional researching skills to today’s young people?
  4. Do schools and parents need to encourage or discourage media use?
  5. How is reading digitally different than reading print?
  6. Is the digital generation going to be smarter or dumber?
  7. Is Google affecting the attention span of young people?
  8. Is using technology for entertainment a bad thing?

Information Storage (see videos)

  1. How can storing information on DNA create new information system technologies?
  2. Are there any ethical objections to using DNA for storage?
  3. Is unlimited data storage a good thing? How can humans manage these large amounts of information?
  4. Should we worry about the fact that the line between the human brain and a computer is getting blurred? Is it a problem that computers will soon be able to think?
  5. Should we build robots to do many of the tasks people don't like to do? How relevant is the Wall-E scenario to our future?

Computer Science and Robotics

How Google is Remaking Itself Into a "Machine Learning First" Company (Wired)

Google Says Machine Learning is the Future, so I Tried It Myself (The Guardian)

  1. Where is the hardware and software borderline in cloud computing?
  2. What will be the consequences of everything moving into the cloud?
  3. Can reinforcement learning teach robots to be more intelligent and more like humans?
  4. Since open-source is becoming more of a trend in computer science, how can computer programmers be able to protect a device?
  5. How will big data and bioinformatics change biology?
  6. What is machine learning? How important is it?
  7. Where will machine learning have the most impact?
  8. How will virtualization change entertainment?
  9. How will virtual reality change education?
  10. Is virtual reality a good or bad thing?
  11. What is the next level for the Internet? How can the Internet be changed to make it better?
  12. If computers take over many of our tasks, what will humans do?
  13. Which computer languages are going to be most important in the future?
  14. If there is a new computer language to be invented, what does it need to do to be better than the languages we now have?
  15. How are robots changing health care?

Five Kinds of Arguable Claims

Claim Type
Explanation
Arguable Claim Examples: Pro Global Warming
Con Global Warming
Exploratory Essay Topics
Fact
What is it?
Global warming is real and can be documented with scientific evidence.
Global warming is a myth.
Is global warming real?
Definition
What does it mean?
Global warming is a serious and immediate threat to human and animal life.
Even if true, global warming is not an immediate threat.
How would global warming affect us?
Cause
What caused it?
Global warming is caused by man.
Natural processes on Earth and solar flares cause temperature fluctuations on earth.
What causes temperature fluctuations on earth?
Value
What is important and why?
Global warming is an important problem now.
Global economic stability is more important than worrying about global warming.
How important is global warming?
Policy
What should we do about it? Who should do it?
The Kyoto Protocol needs to be adopted by all nations.
The Kyoto agreements would threaten world economies.
How should the world respond to the data suggesting global warming is happening?
These technology research topics represent arguable claims or ideas people don't agree on. Arguable claims make good research topics because there are several points of view that you can investigate.

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    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      13 days ago from United States

      Robert, you can try:

      How can virtual reality help people in their daily lives?

      Is virtual reality only for games and entertainment, or does it have practical uses?

      How will virtual reality change education?

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      Robert vanderwood 

      13 days ago

      Can you please help me with virtual reality research questions?

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      Virginia Kearney 

      7 weeks ago from United States

      Aish, here are some ideas:

      1. What are the different philosophies of supply chain management?

      2. How does supply chain management help businesses to function more efficiently?

      3. What is the future of E-commerce?

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      Aish 

      7 weeks ago

      Dear Virginia,

      Can you help me for select the research topic of undergraduate level.I would like to do my research in area of E-commerce and supply chain management. So please give me simple topics for doing my research. Thank you.

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      2 months ago from United States

      Hi Jecah, Look under the topics for Computer Science here and in my article on Science Topics.

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      jecah 

      2 months ago

      Hi :) do you have any topics about Information Technology? i really need it for my capstone project. thank you

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      2 months ago from United States

      Hi Nancy, I have a number of these topics in my "Science Topics" article. Here are a couple:

      1. How will IT and Big Data become important in biology (or medicine)?

      2. What is the top problem in creating useful artificial intelligence?

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      Nancy 

      2 months ago

      hii virginia,

      our teacher told us to write a litreature review about any IT (information technology and system) related topic. can u please suggest me any relevant one? thanks in advance.

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      Virginia Kearney 

      3 months ago from United States

      Different kinds of medical management systems are a good topic. Your question would be something like, "What is the best way for medical record system to be set up?

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      secilia 

      3 months ago

      Hi , I want to develop a system on where patients will be recorded as for now their names are recorded in books. My topic is patients record management systems. Is my topic ok?

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      4 months ago from United States

      Secillia, you should do a question like: What is the best system for a clinic to track the visits of patients on a daily basis?

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      secilia 

      4 months ago

      I want to do my research in a clinic developing a system lik on how to calculate the number of patient who vista daily. My topic is calculating the number of patients who vists daily. Is my question right

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      Virginia Kearney 

      5 months ago from United States

      That is an interesting question Oni, and I think you could possibly write a good paper about that. You could actually try an even broader question: How can the Internet Of Things be used to help in disease control?

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      Oni Anu 

      5 months ago

      Is it possible to use Internet Of Things for disease control surveillance system?

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      Virginia Kearney 

      5 months ago from United States

      Hi Paola, you are right that you need to narrow the topic and one of the ways to do this is to turn it into a question which then can have several possible answers. Your answer will be the thesis. Here are some ideas:

      How can parents best monitor their children's use of media?

      How much online time should children have each day?

      What are the risks of using the Internet that parents need to know?

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      Paola 

      5 months ago

      I am trying to do a research paper on technology. The question that I came up with is: Are Parents Underestimating Children’s Risky Online

      Experiences? I feel as if this question is way too broad. There are parents that are aware of how risky online experiences can be or are!

      Can someone help me narrow it down?

      Thanks.

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      Virginia Kearney 

      5 months ago from United States

      Hi Layla, I think you've written two good questions. I don't know whether these would be hard to research. The first question is descriptive and would be an explaining paper. The second paper is an evaluation. You could also do something like: How has social media changed the way the government and governed people communicate? How has Twitter changed the way people think about government? Do people know more or less now about their government than before there was technology and social media?

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      laylalankford 

      5 months ago

      Aloha! I am looking for a research topic for Technology and Government. I came up with

      How are technologies changing the way people interact with government entities.

      Are cellphones and computers enabling us to communicate effectively with government.

      I am not positive if these are strong topics to do a research paper on. Any advice or suggestions?

      Mahalo.

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      5 months ago from United States

      A variety of topics could be done on concrete civil engineering. Here are a few:

      What is the best way to make concrete earthquake safe?

      How is smart concrete changing the way civil engineers design their projects? Smart concrete has dormant bacteria spores along with calcium lactate which fills in cracks and self-heals the concrete.

      Is smart concrete really better?

      How can concrete be used in zero energy buildings?

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      Virginia Kearney 

      5 months ago from United States

      Hi Sarah, you can narrow your topic by talking about either one particular kind of social network, like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Another way to narrow the topic is to talk about what kind of information, such as political action, current news, disaster preparedness, or even a very specific situation like school shootings.

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      vivek behera 

      5 months ago

      tell me some topic related to concrete technology related to civil engineering

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      Sarah 

      5 months ago

      Hi, I also need a help for narrowing the topic because my teacher thinks it is kind of wide. I proposed for my topic to be "The impact of social networks on dissemination of information" but he wants me to narrow it and I don't really know how.

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      Virginia Kearney 

      5 months ago from United States

      Hi William, you probably want to add something about what they are hacking. If students are your focus group, then you might want to add what they hack, such as school records, or their grades.

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      William 

      5 months ago

      Hi, could you help me narrower the topic please? My topic is to do a research to investigate the perception of hacking among student, but my teacher say it is too wide range.

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      Virginia Kearney 

      5 months ago from United States

      Hi Jencee, you could do a topic like: What is the best IT school for _____(pick an It major)?

      Why do IT students need to take courses in English?

      What is the difference between online and traditional IT schools?

      Which IT major do most female students prefer?

      How can more females be attracted to IT careers?

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      Jencee 

      5 months ago

      Hello, I like your ideas but I'm still having problems about choosing a research topic. Can you help me? My teacher told us to think of what we could research about IT students or IT schools.. Thank you!

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      Virginia Kearney 

      6 months ago from United States

      1. How does technology use change the way a business (state a type of business) practice?

      2. What is the best new technology to develop alternative energy businesses?

      3. How can using new technologies help a restaurant business improve efficiency and customer service?

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      Showkat Ahmed 

      6 months ago

      suggest me some topics about technologies and businesses???

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      Virginia Kearney 

      6 months ago from United States

      Hi Jerick, the science of criminology is also called forensics. The topics in this article are for research rather than experimenting. For an experiment topic, you might want to do something about trying to pick up fingerprints from different surfaces. You would have to look up how to pick up fingerprints first. This is not hard to do. My kids did this at a science museum. Then you would test different surfaces like paper, glass, wood, metal etc. The question could be "which surface is the easiest to get a clear fingerprint from?" If you do this experiment, please come back and tell me how it went!

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      jerick 

      6 months ago

      hi ma'am, can you help us? were constructing a topic on our research but its difficult. the instruction of our teacher is, it must be apply with experimenting based on our course and my course is about criminology. thank you

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      8 months ago from United States

      Ian and Aye--I'd suggest that you look at my other articles, especially the one that gives science essay ideas.

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      Ian and Aye 

      8 months ago

      Hello maam! Can you help us? We are having a difficulty on choosing our topic and constructing a title for it. We are Education students major in Biology. Can you please give or suggest some qualitative research or topics? We are from Philippines and we need your help.

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      Virginia Kearney 

      8 months ago from United States

      Hi Ariemar, any of the questions here would make a good title. You can shorten it a bit. I like using questions for a title because it makes the reader interested in the answer, and therefore more open to reading your paper. Perhaps you could use, "Is Social Media Use Harmful to Students?"

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      IBUY 

      8 months ago

      Hi. Its a wide range of good gopics but can I ask for your suggestion of research topics about engineering?

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      Mehak 

      9 months ago

      i want to know some useful topics about educational technology

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      KRISHNA MAHATO 

      9 months ago

      thanks for your topics

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      mae 

      11 months ago

      good topics about digital learning please.

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      sebastian 

      11 months ago

      marine Technology for good topic?

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      Meseret Tadesse from Ethiopia,wsu. 

      12 months ago

      thank! for your topics and idea.

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      12 months ago from United States

      Hi ASD, you would need to narrow down your topic and idea in order to find a good title. You might want to look at my other topic ideas in my other articles on Science ideas.

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      Philip 

      12 months ago

      This list was super helpful, there are some great ideas and topics to write about...thanks for publishing this.

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      Virginia Kearney 

      13 months ago from United States

      Hi Ariane--check out my other ideas on science topics by looking at my profile or searching on the site for my other articles. Here are a few ideas: What are the advantages of Free Space Optics? How is the Philippines most vulnerable to cyber attacks? How can we better protect our data from hackers?

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      Ariane 

      13 months ago

      Hi good day! May I ask your help?? Help me find the best title for my research..my course is information system. About the computer system..I'm from Philippines..thank you ma'am

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      Virginia Kearney 

      13 months ago from United States

      Hi, Thea--Look at my article on Science Research Topics. Find the link either in the sidebar or on my profile page.

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      Thea 

      13 months ago

      I need a research topic about science. A topic which is similar to investigatory project or science project.

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      Virginia Kearney 

      13 months ago from United States

      Thanks, Allie, You might want to check my article about science topics. In reality, most of chemical engineering is moving over to computational engineering and nanotechnology. So a good topic might be, "how is computational engineering changing chemical engineering" or "how is the chemical engineering profession changing?" Many colleges are actually dropping the name "chemical engineering" entirely.

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      Allie 

      13 months ago

      The suggested topics given are all good. But can you also please give me an example of a research topic about chemical engineering? Its for my research paper in K12.

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      Virginia Kearney 

      14 months ago from United States

      Hi Mitch- for robotics and computer science topics, you might want to try: How will nanobots change biology? Are smart houses safe? Is facial recognition software making privacy impossible? How should we allow facial recognition software to be used? Is it a good idea for us to move everything to the cloud? What careers will robots take over in the next 20 years?

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      mitch 

      14 months ago

      can you give an example of a research topic about robots or computer science?

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      17 months ago from United States

      Des, for younger students, it is a good idea to pick a topic that they can research with videos as well as well as articles. I'd suggest going to YouTube and searching for educational videos on bread and pastry. That might give you some ideas. You also might want to start with a kitchen science type of approach. Then start with a question that students can look for to answer. For example, "What are the different ways to make bread around the world?" or "What are the different ways to make bread rise?" or "What is the history of sourdough bread?"

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      I'm Des 

      17 months ago

      Do you have some techniques in formulating research titles for specialized subjects in K to 12, most specially about bread and pastry. Your help and suggestion will be much appreciated. Thank you.

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      22 months ago from United States

      Hi Restituto--I have everything you would need to write a research paper here on HubPages. Look for "Problem Solution paper" and "Research Essay."

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      restituto 

      22 months ago

      hi! can you help me for my research paper which is all about in technology that affects in colleges student and how we solve it.. thanks!

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      sanjay 

      23 months ago

      super, great job. Thank you. This can be a lifesaver :)

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      2 years ago from United States

      Hi Madhavi--I don't understand why you would be running out of time trying to choose a Ph.D proposal. Generally, you should be working that out with the professor in charge of your research. However, I do think that this is something that people are actually researching on right now in education and probably this could be a general topic area for your research. However, you would need a narrow and specific focus for a Ph.D. along with specific areas of learning you would be examining.

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      MADHAVI 

      2 years ago

      Hi,I would like to confirm about one essay topic of above mentioned...i.e..How important is it that schools teach using ipads,smart boards,social media and other new technologies?... is it a research topic which can be picked up for a phd research proposal????

      PLz help me by responding immediately on this..am running out of time..

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      2 years ago

      Hi, Virginia, some of these topics are just good common sense discussion, but some go very deep and beyond even human understanding. For instance, we have been discussing in a spiritual study group whether souls will be willing to occupy cloned bodies. Highly unscientific, but it might be a good paper for a theology class. Anyway, its a very interesting article and well presented. I would love to be a student today and present papers on some of these topics.

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      WETHEBEST 

      2 years ago

      Awesome Topics

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      2 years ago from United States

      Hi Marcus. I think that some of these topics could be used for a Master's research essay, but you would have to talk with your professor about the requirements for your degree. Many of the links I've given are based on actual research articles which are published in professional journals. Since those full academic essays are hard for non-specialists to read, I use the more popular explanations of those articles. However, for a Master's thesis, you could access the original articles.

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      Marcus 

      2 years ago

      Are these topics suitable for Masters Level research essays?

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      khodadad 

      2 years ago

      useful tips

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      christian reloxd 

      2 years ago

      good job

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      mayur 

      3 years ago

      Nice Work,..!

      This is really useful for students as well as research people also.

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      jessica smith 

      3 years ago

      Hello !!! I have read your article. You shared informative tips about research papers. It will be very helpful for everyone. Thank you.

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      tamil 

      3 years ago

      thanks for learning about technology topic

    • terrycosta profile image

      terrycosta 

      3 years ago

      Very useful!

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      Benjamin Dalton 

      3 years ago

      Your article is imperative and quite inspiring for the people who are connected with the technology. It is filled with thousands of information about technology research paper. The subjects you have written about are just phenomenon. Looking forward some more articles based on science and technology.

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      Sarah Forester 

      4 years ago from Australia

      Heaps of great ideas here!

    • TechReviwer profile image

      Tech Reviewer 

      4 years ago from Online

      Great article and really nicely written as well. I've shared on my Facebook & Twitter. If you are interested, I'm helping at this start up called TechReviewer.co.uk - it is entirely about technology and they are looking for new writers to submit articles. You get your work professionally edited and published and all for free so if you are interested in writing about technology give it a look! Thanks.

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      Rae Saylor 

      4 years ago from Australia

      THIS IS EPIC! Thanks for compiling this list, pal -- really enjoyed going over it! Voted up :)

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      4 years ago from United States

      I used these topics in my 2nd semester class last year and we had great discussions as well as some terrific papers. I'm really looking forward to using them again this year.

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      jenp123 

      4 years ago

      Interesting ideas! I teach with technology at lot, and I always want my students to think critically about uses, but don't always have these great questions to engage them with. Thank you, and voted up!

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      kazuki 

      5 years ago

      great !!!

    • DATALOAD profile image

      DATALOAD 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Great work. Some of your suggestions beg to be further explored.

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      5 years ago from United States

      Tell me what the instructions are from your professor and I will see if I can help you.

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      zainy 

      5 years ago

      i have a problem there is so many confusion for selecting research paper toppic related to information technology field but i can't decide so plz help me out ,as im IT student

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      Andrew Spacey 

      5 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Phenomenal subject list - a great resource for those seeking ideas on controversial and regular topics.

      I congratulate you on the work!

      Is Google making us stupid? I like that one. I haven't made my mind up yet - only on alternate days.

      Votes for this hub.

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      Joan Whetzel 

      5 years ago from Katy, Texas

      Great ideas from diverse subject areas. Cool.

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