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

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/love-and-producer-game/576397/

 

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/10/23/starbucks-opens-first-us-sign-language-store-with-murals-tech-pads-fingerspelling/?utm_term=.42f7a32d5804

 

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.

www.nytimes.com/2009/01/01/health/01iht-01clones.19024084.html

Old Media (click here for more)

Education

Uganda is adding compulsory Chinese lessons to its high school curriculum

https://qz.com/africa/1505985/uganda-schools-to-teach-chinese-lessons/

 

 

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.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/style/kids-who-use-powerpoint-to-ask-for-things.html

What Petty Nextdoor Posts Reveal About America

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/nextdoor-american-communities/561746/

 

Media Etiquette

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

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/01/ignoring-each-other-in-the-age-of-instant-communication/550325/

Orthography

 

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

https://wapo.st/2s5qd4c?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.611f3e5a0f48

Rituals (click here for more)

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

https://www.newyorker.com/news/sporting-scene/americas-only-deaf-football-team-decides-what-to-do-during-the-national-anthem

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

http://wapo.st/2APEy7c?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.466ef6096857