A List of Simple Research Paper Topics in Sociology
Want to produce a decent sociology research paper but do not want to spend much time and effort on it? Just pick a topic that is both interesting and easy to write on. Here are few suggestions.
Racial and Gender Issues
- The correlation between race and class.
- The correlation between race and education levels.
- The role of media in promoting racial stereotypes.
- The correlation between ethnical culture and race.
- The comparative effects of environment and race on cultural identity.
- Gender inequality in the workplace.
- The gender bias in media/law/social interactions.
- Genderized occupations: are they ever justified?
Food and CommoditiesThese topics are often overlooked by students as “too mundane.” However, they are rich in accessible material and easy to write on.
- Social messages in food packaging.
- The cultural origins of most popular American foods.
- The relationship between the location of fast food restaurants and the levels of income in the neighborhoods.
- The influence of class inequality on food distribution.
- The evolution of serving sizes over time, its causes and effects.
- The influence of lifestyle change on the tradition of family dinners.
- The reasons behind the popularity of antiques.
- The symbolism of gold/gems in different cultures.
- The perception of fashion accessories in different age/income groups.
- Class segregation in cities.
- The effects of living in low-income neighborhoods on youth.
- The perception of taxation levels in the society: are they fair or unfair?
- The relationship between ghettos and youth crime.
- “Postcode discrimination” in employment.
- The time targeting of TV commercials. (What ads must be shown at which time of the day for best results?)
- The target audience and causes for popularity of a particular TV show.
- The presentation of a particular group of people (young men, young women, adolescents, the elderly, Black/Hispanic people, disabled individuals, or mentally handicapped) in the media.
- The demographic profile of listeners of a particular kind of music (rap, rhytm-and-blues, heavy metal, or techno).
- The TV watching patterns of young people.
- The evolution of children’s TV over a decade: is there less or more violence?
- Sexuality and gender stereotypes in Disney movies.
- Explore the history and influence of a particular youth culture: punk, emo, jock, or hip-hop.
- Investigate the history, causes, and outcomes of a well-known social movement or protest: Occupy Wall Street, Disability Right Movement, Fair Trade Movement, or any other.
- Explore the cultural roots and original purposes of a particular myth or legend: Leprechauns, Pandora’s Box, Lochness Monster, or Valhalla.