The James W. Jackson Award, established in 1983 in honor of James W. Jackson, the University's social science and documents librarian from 1974-1983, is awarded annually to the junior or senior student enrolled in an upper-division course who has completed the most outstanding research paper in education, health and sport science, history, political science, psychology, or sociology.
It has been proved countless times that the most successful topics chosen for research papers in education have got a very narrow focus. The title itself gives a clear indication of what is to follow. But it is not just the narrow focus of the research paper topic which is important. It must also be a segment or a part of a much larger and definitely more complex problem. So, in choosing your research paper topic in education look for as narrow a focus as possible within as large a possible area of study.
Writing Research Papers in Education
 Fisher, L. (2013). Discerning change in young students' beliefs about their language learning through the use of metaphor elicitation in the classroom. Research Paper in Education, 28 (3), 373-392.