After that, you can go ahead and start the writing process! Educational games as tools for enhancing learning abilities: theory and practice. Many studies have been conducted on different learning approaches. For young learners, engagement is as critical as the outcome. Studying the connection between classroom quality and the learning outcome in kindergarten. Children are strongly affected by the environment, especially when it comes to learning.
Evaluating the process of implementation of inclusive education in the US. Professionals argue that inclusive education carries multiple benefits for all students not just those with limited abilities. However, it is quite a challenging process to implement all the changes. Factors influencing the decision to transfer to the higher education institution outside the US.
In this work, you can focus on finding out the reasons for such a decision. Why do undergraduate students choose to leave the country? What are the most important factors? Online education vs. Online courses have their own benefits.
However, would adult learners prefer to take those courses in the classroom in person? How does it affect their learning and motivation? The preconditions for serious music-making avocation in computer science students. Is a degree in Liberal Arts completely useless?
What are major career prospects? Positive attitudes to school can improve academic performance, but students doubt it. Sex education is more stressful to teachers than students. How are business strategies adjusted to the globalization process?
Globalization means huge and profitable opportunities. Not to lose them, all businesses and companies should make some changes in their strategies. You are about to investigate what would be the best action plan for them. Cultural changes and the effect of feedback in an international company: a case study. Choose a multinational company. Study the impact of feedback both from the employees and customers on its organizational culture changes. What reaction does it provoke in the company?
Human resource management approaches in international non-profit organizations. In this study, you would look into the strategies HR managers apply in non-profit organizations. However, there are many difficulties when it goes on at the international level. Leadership and organizational culture in making decisions about business strategies. In this research, you should be able to study the influence of the organizational culture on leaders. In the case of trying to initiate changes in the business strategy, how is a leadership decision taken?
For this paper, you would have to pick a suitable company first. Aim for large companies in developing countries. Then conduct research and find out what strategies do they have for foreign direct investments? Conduct a case study, the purpose of which is to analyze one or several social phenomena. Create a business plan that suggests Analyze the strategy.
Create a business plan that is focused on some specific, particular issue. Workplace ethics in small businesses. Managing the Millennial Generation. An empirical analysis of the impact of organizational performance and leadership. Trust law: the circumstances when fully secret and half-secret trusts are necessary.
Find out what are the principles that dictate the enforcement of the trusts. There are specific circumstances that need to be taken into consideration. They dictate whether trusts would be adequate and relevant.
The most common issues are discrimination and termination of employment. The influence of the Global War on Terrorism on international criminal law. When the US launched the campaign against terrorism in , international criminal law has faced some changes.
You should study the most significant changes that have been made. The level of effectiveness of the US copyright law in relation to the rights of users. It is practical research that would require collecting a lot of data. Try to find some cases when the users were left cheated by copyright law. It would bring some diversity to the research and make it more interesting. Studying the effect that the US immigration policy has on education right now.
Educational institutions are also required to adjust to changes connected with immigration. Different requirements and different curriculums are implemented to fit their needs. You are about to look into this issue. How criminal laws have been impacted around the world by the war on terror.
Evaluate the protection given to minority shareholders as dictated by company law. Investigating and analyzing complaints filed in the criminal justice system. A detailed analysis of gender and race profiling of suspects in the criminal justice system. Analyze the right to bear arms relative to the context in which the law was written into The Constitution. Case studies that represent a review of criminal negligence related to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act Nowadays, everybody knows the most popular trick that shops pull to make customers buy the products.
However, is understanding it enough to resist? Is this psychological trap still working? Burnout at the executive positions in the massive US corporation: is it possible to prevent? The phenomenon of burnout is the most common issue that employees face nowadays. But there are some signs of it coming. Could they be used to predict and prevent this problem? Mindfulness is proved to be extremely useful in overcoming stress and anxiety issues.
However, does it affect the learning outcome of the students who study at the best universities in the world? The individual struggles with gender issues and their impact on global gender inequality. Everything always starts with a small thing. For this paper, study the relation between some individual cases and the global issue. How do some small struggles contribute to the worldwide movement for justice?
The positive influence of irrational beliefs on mental well-being. In psychology, irrational beliefs are a set of values and opinions that people believe in despite many rational pieces of evidence against them. However, what positive effect can they bring? Understanding the function of the prefrontal cortex in terms of how it is connected to other parts of the brain. How emotional and anxiety disorders are connected to social cognition that is impaired.
An in-depth look at the social intuitionist model and how it relates to the emotion and reason involved in moral judgement. How the evolution of the human brain can be understood in terms of human cognitive development. Compare and contrast: the effectiveness of traditional and digital marketing in the last five years. Marketing moves towards digital campaigns more and more every year. Though, traditional marketing still exists, of course.
Your task is to compare every aspect of these two types in the span of the previous five years. The specifics of the relationship marketing and its influence on the loyalty rates among customers: a case study of fast-food chains. Take a few fast-food chains to conduct this research. Then analyze their relationship marketing strategies. There should be a correlation between the methods they use and the loyalty of their customers. Direct marketing and artificial intelligence: how do companies use it?
Artificial intelligence helps some companies gain a competitive advantage. Find out what those benefits are. Collectivism and individualism: how cultures affect supermarkets? There are some apparent differences in cultures when it comes to shopping. So each shop owner has to implement a specific marketing strategy for targeting the customers. Work on aspects that make those strategies successful in different cultures. The strategies that make personalized products sell effectively.
Everybody loves customized products, but it seems like not everybody is willing to give out their info for it. Therefore, businesses are forced to work it out. This research looks into marketing tools and methods they use to sell personalized products.
Influence of online shopping apps on impulsive buying behavior. When preparing this thesis topic, consider using examples of large corporations such as Apple or IKEA to prove your point. Customer loyalty : the importance of satisfaction and loyalty programs. Conduct research using available surveys on satisfaction and draw conclusions from these statistics. Ethnic differences and their impact on brand perception. This research can review the types of products that target White or Black Americans specifically.
Compare what households are more likely to prefer green products. Shopping habits of Muslim consumers in the USA: qualitative research. Here, you will need to research by engaging Muslim Americans in your study; you can use interviews or surveys for this topic. Social media and its impact on the promotion of small business. Does globalization make preferences of customers from different socioeconomic backgrounds similar? Using several classes lower, middle, and upper , discuss the preferences of American households.
Social media usage by international companies: a case study of Electronic Arts. Discuss how consumers learn to differentiate between reliable and unreliable apps for payments. The historical context of the creation of Guernica by Pablo Picasso. In this paper, you would look into the environment of the artist and try to identify what else brought him to the creation of this masterpiece.
Bismarck and radical nationalism: what influenced the political state? For this research, you would study the underlying reasons for German fascism before the beginning of World War II. What factors gave it a start when Otto von Bismarck was in charge? The rise of Bollywood: historical context. This paper focuses on the success of Indian Bollywood movies in the s.
You would need to look into the events that made those movies famous in the whole world. The influence of secrecy in the technology intervention during World War II. You would study the role that the US Patent and Trademark Office played in the development of special war technology. Secrecy helped to keep it away from the public and enemies. How did it influence the war? Italian prisons in the 19th century: how were they managed after Unification?
This paper would require you to study documentation on the management system prison used in Italy at the beginning of the 19th century. You should try to find some practices that might have been socially harmful. Gender perceptions in the Middle Age. When preparing the dissertation, use both historical and literary sources to show how gender was presented. Secularization in the American South during the post-war period. Provide a detailed discussion of secular societies forming in the South after the s.
Using the comic book as the primary basis, explain how Jewish culture and history are presented there. The history of medieval warfare and its influence on Modern Era warfare. When constructing this thesis, make sure you are using both historical and current research to provide details. American-British relations during the Cold War Era. Explain how the Cold War Era changes these relations and what has affected it the most. Present a detailed overview of different foreign relations e. The financial crisis in the USA in Using research and media sources, explain to the reader how the crisis is still affecting the USA.
In this case, you can use both historical evidence and Austrian literature that provides personal opinions of writers and artists on the issue. How I stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb: the development of nuclear warfare in the 20th century. A case study and analysis how the protection of systems against terror attacks. New methods for studying the behavior of malware, viruses, and worms with the use of secure programming and runtime environments.
Analyze redundancy and fault recovery in the 4G wireless network. Analyze the implementation and analysis of the optimal algorithm vs the heuristic algorithm for the generation of clusters. The history of design in various periods of human existence the ancient times, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, etc. Separate branches of design interior design, car design, toy design, etc.
Web design as a modern quintessence of design. The relationship between politics and literature in the 19 th century. Morality and ethics of stem cell research. Analyze of Chinese herbal practice and its relevance to conventional medicine. Analyze the effect schools have on childhood obesity.
An in-depth look at the factors affecting the decline of the immune system with age. Analyze of the potential effect of nanotechnology on health and the environment. An analysis and case study of the treatment of patients who have experienced a loss of memory.
Analyze the use of DNA typing of remains to identify missing people and the victims of crime. The response of immune deficiency diseases to the activation of T-cell subsets. Exercise, changes in lifestyle , and self-tracking for diabetes prevention and management. Center your research on different lifestyle changes exercise, reduced smoking, and drinking and explain how and why it prevents diabetes.
Using research, provide compelling evidence of how Native Americans are stigmatized and discriminated against. Chronic illness management at home: recommended evidence-based practices. Using current nursing and other professional research, discuss how adults and seniors manage chronic and autoimmune diseases.
Depression and stress and their relation to preterm births in first-time mothers. Collect several articles about the issue and using their conclusions show how depression causes preterm births. Burnout in nurses: factors that cause it and practical solutions for prevention. Present outcomes of burnout decreased performance and concentration, lousy workplace environment and illustrate how it affects hospitals on a more significant scale. Public health: community-based measures to prevent morbid obesity.
In this research, you can list various methods that include exercise and education and explain in detail how they prevent the spread of obesity. Risk factors and injury rates in psychiatric nursing. Present statistics on different types of injuries in psychiatric hospitals.
Diversity and inclusion in nursing education. When researching diversity, make sure you are using examples of different minorities and immigrants, and their perception of education. Euthanasia legislation in the USA: current issues and debates. Provide a thoughtful discussion of ethical and legal issues surrounding euthanasia. Organizational climate and its influence on perceived patient safety.
Your study should focus on the importance of positive relationships between staff members, and its influence on the prevention of medical errors. Dietary practices and their influence on the quality of life in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. SLE is a complex disease that requires a multidisciplinary approach.
Describe nutritional research approaches to SLE. Religious architecture in the British Empire. Research the transformation of religious buildings and how it affected architecture in general. Modernist architecture in the USSR at the beginning of the 20th century.
Compare modernist architecture in the USSR with other countries. The dissertation proposal can include green roofs as the main point of research. Brutalism and its history in New York. Provide historical research of brutalism in New York and discuss how it affects modern architecture. Modern-day aboriginal settlements in Australia.
Using examples from media and research, indicate how aboriginal settlements are perceived and handled today. Transformation of the urban design in the 21st century. Using London, Hong-Kong, and New York as examples, provide an in-depth discussion of changes in the urban design. The architectural history of Seattle. Conduct research and write a proposal that will compare different architectural styles seen in Seattle.
Integration of culture in environmental design. In this proposal, you can use large cities in Asia as primary examples of the synergy between culture and architecture. The architecture of residential neighborhoods during the second half of the 20th century. Choose one large city e. The history of Moscow Avant-Garde.
Use both Soviet and modern Russian research on Avant-Garde to present the topic accurately. In-depth stylistic analysis of The Trial by Franz Kafka. Explain what stylistic devices Kafka used in his story. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. The first major challenge in the dissertation process lies in choosing a dissertation topic. Your choice determines how long it will take you to complete your study. For most doctoral students, it is an agonizing decision, mainly because of the uncertainty surrounding it.
Has it already been adequately researched? Is it worthy of investigation? How original does it have to be? Is it manageable in scope? To know whether or not it has been researched, or if it is important to the field, you must first immerse yourself in the literature base. It would not be worthwhile to conduct another study about a problem that has been sufficiently investigated unless, however, you conduct a meta-analysis, meta-ethnographic analysis, or literature synthesis.
These research approaches synthesize findings across several studies. The most effective and efficient ways to select a topic are the following:. Commonly, students consider three to five potential topics before finally settling on one. Scrapping a topic and starting over at least once is the norm. Dissertation topics rarely emerge out of the blue; you must proactively search them out. Here are some potential sources:.
Your own professional interests. What excites and energizes you? What career goals could be enhanced by studying a particular topic? Faculty members, professional colleagues, and fellow students. Listen to their suggestions about potential topics. Professional journals in your field. This is where you can find out the hot topics of the day and for the near future. Ask them to help you run a database search on some topic of interest.
Make a list of key words and phrases to initiate the search. Review previously written dissertations. Oral defense. Attend as many of these as you can. It opens your eyes to what happens during a dissertation defense. Current theories. Have any new theories come out in your field, or are existing theories being questioned? Conferences and seminars. Often these deal with current interest areas in the field. Talk with presenters and authors to get their ideas about researchable topics.
Outside agencies or professional organizations that conduct research. Leading scholars in your interest areas. Usually, authors and researchers eagerly talk with someone interested in their ideas and research. Call and find out what they are currently doing, and ask their advice about potential studies. Your current job setting. Are there problems that need solutions in your workplace? Your boss might have a pet topic that could enhance your career opportunities. However, be cautious.
If you think a topic might be suggested in which you have no interest, you are better served not to conduct this research. A dissertation is an extensive, scholarly endeavor, and the topic should be one in which you have strong interest.
References in your field. Many handbooks and bibliographies exist in most subject areas. Some useful examples in the field of education are the following:. Handbook of Research on Teaching. Published by the AERA, this handbook provides. Harvard Educational Review. Edited and published by graduate students at Harvard.
University, this journal provides reviews and opinions on the most topical educational. Review of Educational Research. Published by the AERA, this quarterly journal. Since , the. Distinguished scholars in these areas write the articles.
The topics are selected because of their timeliness or immediate practical value to educators and researchers Martin, , p. All discipline areas have their own encyclopedias, handbooks, or yearbooks. You can access them on the Internet by keying in your area e. How do you know if your particular topic has the potential to become a scholarly dissertation? Most universities and doctoral faculties agree that the doctoral dissertation should be an original piece of research and significant to the field.
However, what constitutes originality or significance is open to interpretation and usually differs among various faculty advisors. Madsen clarified the elusive term originality. He claims that a topic must have the potential to do at least one of the following: Uncover new facts or principles, suggest relationships that were previously unrecognized, challenge existing truths or assumptions, affort new insights into little-understood phenomena, or suggest new interpretations of know facts that can alter people's perceptions of the world around them.
No hard-and-fast rules exist for selecting a topic. Following are some general criteria for considering potential topics:. It needs to hold your interest for a long time. It takes longer than you anticipate to write an acceptable dissertation. It must be manageable in size. Most students begin with a topic that is too large.
Your goal is to add a small but significant piece to the knowledge base and graduate! Save the Nobel Prize-level research to do as a postgraduate. It must have the potential to make an original and significant contribution to knowledge. Can you find a hole, a gap, a missing piece in the knowledge base that you can fill and that would be useful to theory or practice?