Finding a Relevant Paper Topic
1). Find a paper topic that you are interested in that integrates Federal Aviation Regulations in
some fashion. This is to be a research paper that follows APA format, not an opinion paper.
Remember, I gave you several examples and if you need to refresh your memory visit
www.ntsb.gov and find their “Most Wanted” list, the FAA website, and NASA’s Aviation Safety
Reporting System website (ASRS). On the NASA ASRS website, click on the ASRS report sets
and this should give you several good paper topics. Also, conducting a basic review of the latest
aviation safety research will provide you with paper topics.
2). Once you have determined your paper topic, look for research in this area. Go to the library
website and browse through online journals, magazines, books, etc. Do not use obscure websites,
pilot forums, and other unreliable sources. I advise saving any articles you find to your flash
drive or your email, dropbox account, etc. I find using Google scholar and then going to the
library website and finding the article with the journal locater is very helpful. If you are not
familiar with the library website, there are several useful tools and guides to help you. Take the
initiative and learn how to navigate the site and find researc