NO ONE likes research papers.
Not you, not your professor.
However, research papers are an essential part of academia.
So let's make the best of it, shall we?
OK, you don't want to do a research paper. Your professor doesn't want to read it or grade it. So, you might as well do both of you a favor and make it interesting!
Think about the things that interest you. Now, think about your paper. Can you find a way to incorporate the two?
If you come up with an idea for a paper, run it by your professor. Chances are, your professor is tired of reading the same paper over and over again and may be open to your idea.
You have to write a paper for your economics class. However, your real interest is music. How do you combine music and economics?
There are many ways to incorporate music into your economics paper: