Identify three narrower aspects of the following broad topics.
In other words, what are three areas you could investigate that fit into these very broad topics?
You instructor will probably provide specific requirements, if not the table below may provide a rough guide: You will often begin with a word, develop a more focused interest in an aspect of something relating to that word, then begin to have questions about the topic.
For example: Ideas = Frank Lloyd Wright or modern architecture Research Question = How has Frank Lloyd Wright influenced modern architecture?
Use the steps below to guide you through the process of selecting a research topic.
Write down any key words or concepts that may be of interest to you.
The ability to develop a good research topic is an important skill.
An instructor may assign you a specific topic, but most often instructors require you to select your own topic of interest.
Be aware of the depth of coverage needed and the due date.
These important factors may help you decide how much and when you will modify your topic.