However, there is little information about the location of small farms, making it difficult both to estimate their numbers and to implement effective agricultural, development, and land use policies. Here, we present a map of mean agricultural area, classified by the amount of land per farming household, at subnational resolutions across three key global regions using a novel integration of household microdata and agricultural landscape data. This approach provides a subnational estimate of the number, average size, and contribution of farms across much of the developing world. By our estimates, subnational units in 83 countries in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and South and East Asia average less than five hectares of agricultural land per farming household.
Technical Experiments on Humans 6. Relationships and Media 8. Information and Communication Research papers change 9. Computer Science and Robotics Researching technology can involve looking at how it solves problems, creates new problems, and how interaction with technology has changed humankind.
What kind of a research paper has your instructor assigned? Re-read your assignment sheet and any information in the textbook. For example, I ask my students to choose a technology topic for a Summary, Analysis, and Response essay which asks them to research three or more perspectives on an issue.
Find a Topic Idea: Look over the topic lists below to find a question that interests you. For an Exploratory paperyou will need a topic which has three or more perspectives to explore.
If you are doing a Position, Argument, or a Cause paperyou will need to know the different perspectives, but you will use your answer to the question as your thesis statement.
Read about the Topic: Once you find one you like, you can learn more about that issue by looking at some of the hyperlinked articles.
You can look for more research articles at your school library or online at Google Scholar. Additionally, check science magazines for a non-technical audience like Discover, Scientific American, or Popular Scientist.
Science Daily is a good website to check for breaking news and research. Choose a Question to Research: After you find a topic idea you like, write out the question and make a list of other similar issues or words you could use as keywords to research. You can use the other questions on the topic list to help you out.
Use Links to Find Good Sources: One hint is to follow the links in articles that are written for a non-specialist that go to the original sources and research articles. You can also use your library resources to find more academic articles.
General Technology Here is a list of twenty starter topic ideas for research essays. See below for many more! What are the long-term effects of living in a technological world? Are these mostly negative or positive? Are children under 12 now growing up in a different world than college-age students did?
How is it different, and what does that mean for them? What is the most important new technology for solving world problems?
How has social media helped solve and create problems in countries outside the U. How do social media, texting, cell phones, and the Internet make the world bigger? What are the implications of ever-increasing globalization through technology to the global economy?
Technology is changing so quickly that we are frequently using computers, software programs, and other technologies that have frustrating glitches and problems.
Is there a solution? How does our experience of social interactions with other humans influence the way we interact with machines? When does it become morally wrong to genetically engineer your child?
What are new ways people can use technology to change the world? How is digital learning going to change schools and education?Keywords. Keywords can include, but aren't limited to, project name, researcher, donor, or partner organization.
To search by topic, we recommend using the Topics list. Working Papers. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis working papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussion and critical comment. Exploring scientific, policy and strategic perspectives on the impacts of, and responses to, climate change.
The Religion in Society Research Network: Exploring the role of religion and spirituality in society. 5 in 5. Five innovations from IBM Research that could change our lives in the next five years. See how we can triumph over hackers, counterfeiters, pollution, bias and more.
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) Ninth Edition.