Possible Research Topics


Here at CaMP IU, we sometimes come across news articles that could be the seeds for a captivating research project.   We thought we would start posting them in case anyone wants a sourdough starter jolt of inspiration.

We  of course welcome more suggestions.  And if anything posted is already someone’s research topic, please let us know.

New Participant Roles (click here for more)



China’s Hottest Bachelors Are Animated Characters



Starbucks opens first U.S. sign language store — with murals, tech pads and fingerspelling



Animals (click here for more)

Cloning Pets: Beloved Pets Everlasting?

The most difficult thing about the cloned puppies is not telling them apart, but explaining why they don’t look exactly alike.


Old Media (click here for more)


Uganda is adding compulsory Chinese lessons to its high school curriculum




Media Forms (click here for more)

PowerPoint Is the Most Efficient Way for Kids to Manage Their Parents

For children growing up in a world where personal relationships are often maintained and managed through digital products, sometimes convincing parents to do stuff is most easily achieved with the help of a PowerPoint presentation.


What Petty Nextdoor Posts Reveal About America



Media Etiquette

How did ignoring each other’s texts and emails become such a commonplace practice?




Trump’s Tweets — Do Spelling Errors Charm His Base?


Rituals (click here for more)

It’s not enough to hope for the best. Millennials are writing contracts for their relationships.



Should America’s only deaf football team take the knee during the National Anthem:


Comrade, meet Cupid: China’s Communist Party plays matchmaker to millennials