Once you decide on a research topic, you need to determine the scope of your topic. The scope of a research topic is determined by how detailed you want your project to be. This process will tell you if your topic is already too narrow or too broad. Consider the following when determining the scope of your research topic (Leggett and Jackowski, 2012):
The following tips may help you identify the scope of your research topic (Center for Writing and Speaking, n.d.):
The following handout from Agnes Scott College, titled "Scope: Narrowing Your Focus" may assist you in determining the scope of your research topic.