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beanD February 11th, 2014 3:18am

I get to spend the semester working on a research paper and presentation on any topic of my choosing (still doing other classes, too). If you were given this assignment, do you know what you would do?

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
02/11/14 1:41 pm

In 9th grade I got to write a research paper on any person of my choosing, and I picked Louis Armstrong. You know, since I played trumpet quite seriously in high school and am half New Orleanean. My teacher loved it so much that she asked for a copy

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
02/11/14 1:41 pm

... to use as a model for her future classes! :D

KudosToYou California
02/11/14 11:46 am

My two favorite presentations were on sharks and supervolcanoes.

MrEdwin Mystery
02/10/14 10:44 pm

Something in the accounting or finance fields

TierasPet
02/10/14 9:57 pm

Domestic violence and the impacts of emotional v physical abuse.

dale41 Grand Master of FIRSTS
02/10/14 9:05 pm

Anything in sports. My senior year of college, I wrote a 15 page paper on social media and the NFL. I would probably choose the economics of sports, both for the town and surrounding businesses.

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beanD California
02/10/14 9:18 pm

That sounds really interesting!

CalTexHawk spiral arm
02/10/14 8:54 pm

The impact of US federal gov't policy versus the impact of industry/technological advances on US petroleum production.

Keldeo Laverre City
02/10/14 8:47 pm

That's one of those dreadful, long, always hanging over head assignments. There's plenty of good things to go with, though.

beanD California
02/10/14 9:02 pm

My teacher has the whole semester pretty structured, what we're supposed to turn in when, that sort of thing. Or else it would be long and terrible, yes!

firefly5 the verse
02/10/14 8:40 pm

The economics of providing clean water to central Africa.

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SenKyle Pennsylvania
02/10/14 8:34 pm

Anything political. Give me a subject.

beanD California
02/10/14 8:36 pm

Modern American, world, or historical?

SenKyle Pennsylvania
02/11/14 12:06 pm

Modern America, American history, American politics, world history, French, German, or British politics.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
02/10/14 8:26 pm

Bean - for anything or major/class specific?

beanD California
02/10/14 8:34 pm

Nope. I don't know what I want to major in at college yet, and the prompt is very open. I'm thinking about doing something Econ-related - either about emergent order (like in free markets) or about the USSR.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
02/10/14 9:02 pm

I'd probably go with something social psych - look at how viewpoints have changed on some topic (love, marriage, LGBT would be interesting, interpersonal relationships, female equality) you get the idea. Design a survey or find research and replicate

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
02/10/14 9:04 pm

Easier to set up, do background info, execute via the psych dept, write, etc. IMHO.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
02/10/14 9:32 pm

Did a paper in MBA school on emerging economies and the importance of organized crime. Interesting but a bitch to pull off.

bioarchnomad Michigan
02/10/14 8:26 pm

I have two assignments like this for my classes! One is on theoretical ideas about the origin of the Chinese state in the Erlitou period and the other is probably going to be on contact between China and Iran/Iraq over time.

beanD California
02/10/14 8:34 pm

Asia enthusiast?

bioarchnomad Michigan
02/10/14 8:44 pm

Pretty much, especially East Asian and Middle Eastern archaeology.

thewheel
02/10/14 8:26 pm

Probably either something to do with linguistics or sociopathy, as those are two things I've done a lot of research into lately. Do you know what you're doing?

thewheel
02/10/14 8:27 pm

Or... And this is weird... Côte d'Ivoire's history fascinates me. Not sure if I could be successful with that topic though.

beanD California
02/10/14 8:35 pm

I wouldn't even know how to pronounce that! What is it?

thewheel
02/10/14 8:38 pm

It's a small country in West Africa. The name translates to "Ivory Coast". here's a link: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory_Coast

beanD California
02/10/14 8:40 pm

Ohhh I've heard of that. Any personal connection to it, or just random interest?

thewheel
02/10/14 8:47 pm

Very random.