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Topic Types for Social Science Presentations
There are numerious types of writing topics but social science topics typically fall into the following types
  1. Library Research Topics
  2. Emperical Research Topics
  3. Issue Topics for Debate

Library Research Topics
Find what is known and not known about a topic
Sample Library Research Paper: What studies have found about religious identity and abortion views.


Emperical Research Topics
Collect data -- occurs after completing Library Research.
Sample Emperical Research Paper: Perform a survey to find if "Religious identity is related to individual views about abortion".

Issue topics
Debate the pro and con sides of an issue: Whether....
Sample Issue  Paper: Wheather abortion should be leagal.