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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.


The following sources were referenced to help create this guide:

Center for Writing and Speaking. (n.d.). Scope: Narrowing your focus. Agnes Scott College. Retrieved from

Choosing & using sources: A guide to academic research. (2016). Ohio State University.

Leggett, T., & Jackowski, M. (2012). Writing & research. Developing and narrowing a topic. Radiologic Technology, 83(4), 405–410.

Sloan, W. D. (2005). How to find topics worth studying. American Journalism, 22(2), 159–163.