Research Database

Environmental Ethics

7 pages. This research paper is a defense of the following thesis statement: J. Baird Callicott is correct to suggest that a significant moral distinction should be drawn between wild and domestic animals. This paper defends three of the author's arguments that support his thesis. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


This 7-page paper attempts to prove the thesis that different factors and theories motiviate workforce performance. Examples used to support the thesis are the expetancy theory, equity theory and procedural justice theory. The examples demonstrate how workers are motivated by different forces. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Andrew Hacker / 2 Nations, Black and White

A 5 page analysis of Andrew Hacker's book, Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal, in which the author offers a socioeconomic thesis on what it means to be an African American. The main points of Hacker's book are summarized, and his main thesis, which is that the problems of blacks are all a direct result of white oppression, is disputed. No additional sources cited.

Casino Gambling on Native American Reservations: Cultural Benefit or Degradation?

A 14 page discussion of the introduction of casino gambling to Native American reservations. Provides an overview of the issues and presents the thesis that casino gambling on Native American reservations supports the uniqueness of Native American culture rather than detracts from it. Presents examples to support that thesis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Reason for Occultism in Medieval Society

This 6 page paper provides support for the thesis that the lack of scientific knowledge, exacerbated by an exploitative government, was responsible for the beliefs of the people. Quotes from Dante's Inferno provides much support for the thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Influence of the Media on the Columbine Gunmen

A 6 page thesis paper that argues the point that the influences of the media, most notably film and music, played a major part in the tragic shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Arguments supporting this thesis include the parallels between the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries" and the method chosen by Klebold and Harris in carrying out their "Trench Coat Mafia" plan of massacre. Also included are references to the music of the German band KMFDM and how these violent lyrics contributed to the mindset of the killers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Continuing Education and Workplace Advancement

A 10 page paper supporting the thesis that increased education leads to increased advancement benefiting both employers and employees. This paper uses extensive library research to support this thesis, providing a number of examples of the way education impacts personal and professional growth. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Temporary Workers and Mid-sized Corporations

A 40 page paper / model thesis that outlines the topic of the use and misuse of temporary workers is mid-sized corporations, and supports the thesis that temporary worker exploitation is not cost effective. Bibliography lists 23 sources.

Crack - Cocaine and Crime / A Youth Problem

A 25 page thesis that considers the impact of early onset use of crack cocaine and deviant criminal behavior in youth populations. Thesis is supported by a study which is designed to demonstrate the correlation between youth crack use and youth crime, with a specific concentration on early use data. Bibliography with 12 sources.

The Superintendency & Related Hiring Practices

A 22 page thesis that demonstrates the importance of hiring practices in the development of school districts through the superintendency. This thesis is supported by a survey that demonstrates the correlation between increased requirements for superintendent candidates and greater overall efficacy. Bibliography with 13 sources.

Is Human Resource Management Nothing More Than Old Wine in New Bottles?

This 9 page paper looks at the quote by Armstrong which states “Human Resource Management is nothing more than old wine in new bottles” and supports this by looking at the different forms of HRM and personal management and how these compare with older ideas. Includes are the ideas of scientific management and motivation using the idea of economic man as well as the ideas of social man and the studies of Mayo and Maslow. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Communication: Not Taught In Schools

5 pages in length. E. D. Hirsch, Jr. asserts that Americans lack the common knowledge that enables significant communication to take place and that the public schools are not teaching it; however, his is an unfashionable idea. For years, most educators have emphasized the learning process and skills rather than an identifiable body of essential knowledge. While Hirsch's thesis might have some points of validity it does not take into consideration the extent to which contemporary educators are struggling just to teach the basics. Granted communication represents a primary tool in the overall scheme of social survival, as well as a concept taught in school once upon a time; however, in today's precarious age it is imperative that public schools focus more upon the learning process and skills and hope to incorporate the attributes of communication. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

James Baldwin's 'The Fire Next Time'

This 5 page paper examines James Baldwin's popular work. The thesis of the paper is that the book is just as applicable today as it was in the early sixties. Criticisms of the work and the author are discussed. The symbolic nature of the use of fire in literature and popular culture is also noted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Popperian Perspective of Aristotle-Ptolemy and Galilean Science

The ability to change was of utmost importance to Karl Popper, an esteemed philosopher of science. In the epistemological theses of Popper, falsification is the primary concept and calls Popper's views into the mind of many scientists. According to Popper, scientific theories and hypotheses cannot be justified: No logic or experiment can establish that a scientific statement is true. On the other hand, a logical conclusion or rigorous experimental or other observation - if incompatible with the scientific statement - can demonstrate its falsity. Thus, scientific theories can be shown to be false, and science progresses not by a gradual increase of established true statements or theories, but by the elimination of false ones. When Copernicus published De revolutionibus in 1543, he had no proof of his heliocentric hypothesis. Popper would say that the theory had been untested. This 8 page paper explores the ideas and theories of Galileo as he contested the earlier work of Aristotle and Ptolemy from the perspective of Karl Popper's work and ideas. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Canada and the Cold War

A 9 page research paper that discusses political issues in Canada during the early cold war era. There is a prevalent Canadian national ideology that Canada is 'altruistic, nice, unmilitary and without territorial ambition' (Dawson, 2003, p. 629). In his review of a text by S.M. Maloney, Dawson (2003) relates that Maloney's thesis in this work is that this idea originates with the idea that Canada's approach to maintaining national security during the Cold War revolved peacekeeping and the nation's role in UN peacekeeping missions (Dawson, 2003). This attack on the image of Canada naturally brings up numerous questions about the reality of Canadian life during the Cold War era. How well did Canada live up to the ideology of its image? Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Jean-Paul Sartre/The Flies

A 3 page essay that discusses Jean-Paul Sartre's play "The Flies" draws upon the ancient Greek legend of Orestes, as told by Aeschylus in his classic play of the same name. However, Sartre changes the focus of the ancient story in order to stress thematic points that are drawn from his existentialist philosophy. Examination of "The Flies" indicates that the principle thematic points that Sartre makes in this work pertain to his idea existence preceding essence and how this idea can be associated with the concept of freedom (thesis statement). This thematic thrust becomes particularly evident when the overall structure of the play is considered. First of all, Orestes is presented with a predetermined situation over which he has had no input or control. Secondly, he realizes that whether or not he acts is his choice; he is free to choose. He then comes to the realization that by choosing he frees himself, as well as the city. No additional sources cited.

Weber, Foucault, and Marx

This 14 page paper looks at three social theorists; Weber, Foucault and Marx, exploring and comparing some of their ideas. The paper is written in three sections; the first section looks at Weber and discusses why he argued that capitalism as supported by the protestant ethic. The second section of the paper explores the ideas of Foucault in terms of the manifestation and implementation of control and power, briefly comparing it with Durkheim, before undertaking a more in-depth comparison with Weber. The last section of the paper looks at a news article regarding poultry farm workers, and assesses the degree to which it may be used to support the ideas of Weber, Foucault and Marx. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

The Concept of Certainty: Locke and Hume

This is a 5 page paper discussing Locke’s and Hume’s concepts of certainty. In John Locke’s “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding” (1690) and David Hume’s “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding” (1748) both philosophers examine the theory of knowledge and the aspects of ideas, relationships, and certainty. Locke used the different types of knowledge (intuitive, demonstrative, and sensory) to discuss the level of certainty of ideas based on their degree of probability and margin of error. All ideas could then be ranked hierarchically in regards to their degree of certainty. Intuitive and demonstrative knowledge had a different degree of evidence and certainty than did sensory knowledge. Hume, on the other hand, did not believe that anything outside of the sensory field, such as metaphysical discussions, could be considered certain. For Hume impressions were the most vivid elements of knowledge and ideas were less vivid but based on impressions. Ideas could be considered certain only if they were factual and had spatial or temporal relationships or mathematical universality and all other ideas had no certainty as they included doubt. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Paul Kennedy's "The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers: Economic Change And Military Conflict From 1500 To 2000"

6 pages in length. From Paul Kennedy's assertions in "The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500 to 2000," one can readily gather that the author's primary thesis revolves around the issue of imperialism. The writer discusses the persuasiveness of the author's thesis; the types of arguments and evidence used to support the thesis; the factors used to help shape his historical interpretation and that of world history; and how the author's interpretation of history might have been different had he emphasized other factors. No additional sources cited.

Censorship Fails to Block Undesired Content

In a paper of three pages, the author writes about censorship not being effective is silencing one's opponents. The author of this paper discusses things such as the Streisand effect and current particular issues that support the thesis. There are three sources cited in this paper.

DNA Collection from Suspects

This 5 page paper discusses the issue of whether or not the DNA database should include everyone, not simply those convicted of a crime. This writer argues against the idea. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Critical Path vs. Critical Chain Scheduling in ProjectManagement

6 pages. This paper considers the two processes of critical path scheduling and critical chain scheduling in project management. The pros and cons of each are considered and discussed in order to best develop a clear and concise idea on these two processes of scheduling and to determine which is the preferable method of scheduling. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Francis Fukuyama - The End Of History

A 17 page paper that presents an outline and explanation of Fukuyama's thesis about the end of history and the last man. The essay "The End of History?" published in 1989 and the book, The End of History and the Last Man, published in 1992 are still being discussed and analyzed in today's literature. Fukuyama's works created a great deal of furor and criticism in some circles and were applauded in other circles. This paper reports the interpretations of these two works by numerous scholars and also presents the criticisms levied against the thesis by other scholars. The thesis is that liberal democracy has won as the preferred system; this was evidenced by the end of the Cold War and this constitutes the end of history. One question asked by a number of authors is whether Fukuyama means this is the end of history or the end of historical thinking? The thesis is much more complex than this statement would imply and the complexities are discussed and reflected upon. The writer includes their own reflections. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

Buddhist Economics and Sustainable Development

This 7 page paper focuses on E.F. Schumacher and his ideas about society. His concept of Buddhist Economics is explored and compared with Marxism. Other ideas from different authors are touched on and integrated in a discussion that turns towards the idea of a sustainable society as a solution for economic and spiritual problems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Vulnerability of Marxism to Economism

This 12 page paper considers how and why the ideas of Karl Marx may be vulnerable to economism. The paper begins with a definition of economism and then looks at the economics ideas that are adopted by Marx in his different writings. The ideas of economism are then considered by examining his works and also the way they were subsequently interpreted and the attempts of Lenis to separate economism and Marxism. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

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