Possible Research Questions: 1.What is autism and how is it changing our society? 2.Why are urban gardens becoming popular? 3.How is online education better or worse than traditional education? 4.What are the implications of Colorado’s recent legalization of marijuana? 5.What is happening to literacy in America? 6.How are funerals and death traditions changing? 7.Why are online dating services so popular? 8.Why are families smaller than they used to be? 9.What effect has the economy had on middle class families? 10.Why are arranged marriages still popular in some cultures? 11.Why are graduate schools predominately female? 12.How has alternative education centers changed the value of a diploma? 13.Why is vegetarianism becoming more popular? 14.What is causing the increase in childhood diabetes? 15.What factors in our society contribute to obesity? 16.How do school uniforms affect student performance? 17.What are the consequences of using social media in the 21st century? 18.How do video games contribute to violence in our society? 19.In what ways has employment changed for teenagers? 20.Why are working mothers quitting their jobs to stay-at-home and raise their children? 21.How have attitudes towards interracial couples changed? 22.How has technology changed shopping? 23.What are the consequences of the rise in school violence? 24.How has the economic decline affected the minimum wage? 25.What are the implications of single parents raising teenagers? 26.How does a common curriculum promote equality? 27.What geographic areas are currently thriving and why? 28.What is the value of the high school diploma in today’s society? 29.How have attitudes about assisted suicide changed? 30.How do Baby Boomers practice grandparenting differently than their predecessors? 31.What are current economic attitudes about credit and borrowing? 32.Why are more young adults returning to live at home with their parents? 33.Why has homeschooling become popular? 34.How have charter schools affected public education? 35.Why are some young couples electing to remain childless? 36.Why are people marrying at an older age? 37.What are the effects of the popularity of online gambling? 38.How has the adoption of children been affected by gay couples? 39.What is the spending/purchasing power of teens? 40.Why are fewer people flocking to movie cinemas? 41.How has discipline in American high schools changed? 42.What effect has performance-enhancing drugs had on the sports industry? 43.Why do more people desire to rent a home rather than buy? 44.How has technology affected classroom education and climate? 45.What effect has technology had on social interactions? 46.How have manners and social etiquette changed? 47.What effect has standardizing testing had on elementary school students? 48.What influence have celebrities had on personal appearance? 49.How have attitudes towards unwed mothers changed?
50. Other - If you are interested in another topic, formulate a research question and talk with Mr. Kroll about it. Research questions not on this list must be approved by Mr. Kroll by Tuesday, October 21, 2014.