Final Research Paper Topic and Plan
The first step in the research process is selecting a topic that
is both interesting and manageable. For this discussion, complete the
- Review the Final Research Paper instructions in Week Five, and identify three potential research topics.
- Describe methods that may be helpful in identifying and narrowing your research paper topic.
- Examine two scholarly sources that may prove valuable as you seek to defend your claims.
- Address why scholarly sources should be used to support your writing on the selected topic.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Instructions for week Five research paper is below
Week 5 - Final Research Paper
Final Research Paper
Research the responsibility of a critical thinker in a contemporary
society. You may choose any topic that deals with a contemporary social
concern. Examine the principles of critical thought in relation to the
chosen societal concern, and consider the importance of ethics, moral
reasoning, a research-based process to search for truth, and the
advantages of information technology in gathering data.
Potential social concerns include, but are not limited to health (e.g.,
obesity, smoking, or underage drinking), poverty (e.g., homelessness,
basic needs, or transportation issues), family relations and dynamics
(e.g., teen violence, physical abuse, depression, or suicide), social
media (e.g., privacy), immigration (e.g., illegal), and education (e.g.,
plagiarism and/or cheating).