Please give me at least five research topics. It's for a descriptive research.   

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You can choose almost anything for a research essay so long as you can research it properly. A research essay is a writing piece that explores the facts and data surrounding a subject. What is important with a research essay is to define it so that it is appropriate in scope for the length of your essay. For instance, it would be difficult to examine the broad category of “amphibious life” in a short two-page essay.

Here are a few examples of topics you can study for a research essay. Remember to examine the scope of your essay and ensure that the subject fits well within it.

1. Stellar evolution—examining how stars are formed and eventually die
2. History of West Virginia
3. A study of the prevalence of the Trickster Spirit in folklore
4. Economic growth trends under different presidents
5. Migratory patterns of blue whales

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Descriptive research is used to describe a population or characteristics being studied.  This is less of an essay and more like a research topic.  You could have as your topic people's views of the 2016 presidential election.  You can gather your research by creating a questionnaire and a sample population to poll.  If education is more to your interest, you could see if there is a correlation of the amount of education a person has to their current income.  You could also poll people about their health, diet, sleep habits and see if that has any bearing on days they miss from work due to illness.  One popular study done in the last few years has been for people to record how many hours per day they spend on social media and then compare that to their current level of happiness, which they rank on a scale of 1-10.  For your final research topic, you could look at how different fertilizers affect houseplants, but this would require a control and a variable and would not use the polls used in the above studies.  I would ask my instructor about how he/she would like the research to be completed.  

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Since your question states it is about research and asks for topic ideas for "a descriptive research", I will assume that you need to...

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