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Selecting a Research Topic

This guide provides tips on how to select a topic for a research project and how to narrow it down.

About This Guide

This guide is designed to help you select and narrow down a research topic.  It is applicable to research projects where you are required to select a topic and conduct research.  There are several techniques available that can help you with the process of narrowing down a topic.  This guide contains the following:

            Explains the significance of identifying a clear research topic and how to begin the process of narrowing a topic.

            Lists strategies and techniques to help you select a research topic.

            Demonstrates how to use the Research Starters function on DragonQuest to retrieve general information about a subject.

            Defines scope and how it relates to narrowing your research topic.  

            A list of references that were used to create this guide.

            Additional resources for extra assistance.


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