Research Database

The Enneagram

50 pages in length. A comprehensive, analytical body of graduate level research / model thesis. Subject explored is The Enneagram; a controversial; personality test. Contains a comprehensive literature review building upto supporting evidence through analysis of early theories posited by Freud, Jung, Adler, and others. Bibliography lists more than 30 sources.

The Myth of Frankenstein

More focused upon scientific issue than upon the classic sci-fi novel, this 4 page research paper refutes Mary Shelley's premise that scientists will some day create life through brain transplants and other methodologies touched upon in her story. Parallels are made between genetics and the 'Power of God' as well as issues concerning the existence of the human soul. Bibliography lists 3 sources which support the writer's thesis that there is more to 'life' than the brain.

Robert Frost / Poetic Themes

A 6 page paper discussing different aspects of three poems of Robert Frost. The poems were essentially picked at random, one of them, at least, being incredibly famous. The theses addressed within the examination of these poems deal with the use of imagery, nature, and individuality, all three of which can also be related to one another within each poem. No bibliography.

Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' / A Poor Ending

This 4 page paper provides documentation to support a thesis that Shakespeare did not possess the skills to write a satisfactory ending for Hamlet. No additional sources cited.

The Economics of Urban Poverty

The premise that poverty is largely a racial issue is discussed in this 8 page paper. The thesis presented has support from many economists who link race and the proliferation of the welfare state. Solutions to poverty are provided and include decreasing social services while improving educational facilities in poor, urban areas and implementing large scale affirmative action programs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Hawthorne vs. Faulkner / House of the Seven Gables & The Sound and the Fury

In this 5 page essay, the writer compares these two novels (the first by Hawthorne and the latter by Faulkner). Thesis analyzed the similarities in the fall of each family in the works.

Healthcare Information Systems

A 70 page thesis supporting the hypothesis that hospital information systems technologies have created the need for increased focus upon confidentiality and security. The writer provides examples such as the UCSF Medical Center, and demonstrates the ineffective application of training and protocol that could support a breach of patient rights in their IS processes. Bibliography lists 28 sources.

Public School Issue -- School Uniforms

A 7 page research paper that provides an overview of the issues related to implementing public school uniform systems. The writer supports the thesis that there are considerable positive repercussions from this type of system. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Rosemarie Tong / Feminist Thought

A 5 page paper that provides an analysis of Tong's book, Feminist Thought. This paper supports Tong's philosophical thesis, which demonstrates the historical and societal influences on the seven different forms of feminism. No additional sources cited.

Teacher Stress & Crime

55+ pages in length. An advanced-level practicum proving a thesis predominately dealing with crime in a specific urban area and that teachers and administrators working in detention areas are very much at the mercy of both the court system, the correctional guards, and the detained students, etc. Please send e-mail requesting more information.

The Transformation of the American Family: The Pursuit of Individualism

48 page thesis Research utilizes historic theories of Hegel, Durkheim, Marx, and many others to illustratively prove points. Bibliography lists well over 40 references.

Educational Inclusion of Children with Disabilities / History and Politics

A 7 page overview of the inclusion of handicapped children in education. The writer posits that inclusion is necessary for the good of society. The writer discusses federal legislation including the Handicapped Act of 1975 and the American Disabilities Act of 1990, critics of inclusion in regards to teachers and regular students, and supports the thesis by showing actual benefits realized from inclusion for the children involved and also the wider community. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Gender Behavior.

A 7-page research example on gender differences. The writer develops a thesis based on studies in communication between men and women and posits that men tend to act aggressively and are less emotionally attached than women. Bibliography cites 10 sources.

Comparison of “On Liberty” and “Beyond Good and Evil”

A 7 page argumentative essay posting that Nietzsche’s argument is too emotional to be convincing when compared to Mill’s argument. The writer focuses on these author’s representations of philosophers, individuality, governance, and religion to prove the thesis. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Authenticity of Hamlet’s Ghost

This 5 page paper focuses on the ghost in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and evaluates whether or not it is a true incarnation of the main character’s father or a Satanic creature. The paper concludes that indeed the ghost is authentic and backs up the thesis with quotes and details of the play. No additional sources cited.

Anthony Lewis/Gideon's Trumpet

A 5 page summary of Lewis' account of a landmark Supreme Court case that made it possible for courts to supply a court-appointed lawyer for all criminal cases. The writer breaks down this summary into sections that address such areas as the thesis of the work as well as the author's opinions and bias along with a concise summary of its contents. No additional sources are cited.

One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro and Kennedy, 1958-1964

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the major points, methodology, thesis and purpose of Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali’s book One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro and Kennedy, 1958-1964. While providing a comprehensive view of the book as a whole, this paper also considers the importance of the perspectives presented and the overall value of the book as a whole. No additional sources cited.

Feuding Families and the Lies of Children: Deception in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

This 4 page paper provides an overview of the concept of deception in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, based on the thesis that the play demonstrates that hostility in families can cause innocent children to use deception to make their elders happy, but that this can lead to tragedy. No additional sources cited.

(The) Supernatural in Macbeth

A 9 page examination of superstition and the supernatural as used by Shakespeare in Macbeth. Thesis is argued by focusing specifically upon the play's infamous Cauldron Scene and other key events. Writer is very analytical and uses several quotes to support ideas. Bibliography cites 9 sources.

Othello's Iago vs. King Lear's Edmund

A well-written 3 page essay in which the writer compares Iago and Edmund as two villainous characters-- neither of them at all admirable. Parallels are drawn between the two and sufficient evidence is given to support the thesis that we should not sympathize with either one of them. No Bibliography.

Romeo & Juliet / Teen Suicide

A 6 page paper discussing Shakespeare's story of 'Romeo and Juliet' and comparing it with stories of teen suicide and family alienation in the modern world. The overall thesis of the paper is that although Romeo and Juliet were teenagers at death, there is very little resemblance to the teen suicides brought on my depression, rejection, and despair of today that leads teens to such a desperate act. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Anti-Semitism In The Poetry Of T.S. Eliot

This 8 page paper examines the premise that renowned U.S. expatriate writer T.S. Eliot was notoriously anti-Semitic. To develop this thesis, several samples of Eliot's poetry are quoted and analyzed. Bibliography lists 8+ sources.

William Blake's 'The Chimney Sweeper' and the Theme of Child Neglect

A 6 page paper discussing this theme in William Blake's infamous Romantic-era poem. The writer details various references made by Blake to child neglect and also describes some of the attitudes that were prevalent at that time. Thesis is well-argued and well-supported. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

William Wordsworth & The Theme Of Nature In His Poems

A 9 page research paper arguing that Wordsworth's poems frequently centered around the theme of nature. Examples are provided from 'Tintern Abbey,' 'To The Same Flower,' 'Michael,' and other works to support the writer's thesis. It is concluded that Wordsworth was particularly interested in the 'non-human' aspect of life and illustrated such throughout his works. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Poetry Of Thomas Hardy / Art Imitates Life

This 6 page paper examines how the life of author Thomas Hardy influenced his poetry. Illustrative examples from several of Hardy's poems are provided to support the writer's thesis. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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