Last Updated: May 31, 2018     Views: 62

Q. I don't know how to get started on my research!

My topic is so big, I have no idea where to start.


Narrow your focus by focusing on one of the five W's:

  • Who? - Focus on a particular person, population or group as the object of your research
  • Where? - Narrow your focus to a specific community, region or country
  • When? - Concentrate on a specific time period
  • What? - Choose a particular event or a specific application of a process, theory, approach or methodology
  • Why? - Discuss why your topic matters. What specific outcome, impact or implication? Examine specific reasons why something happens or happened.

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