How To Find A Researchable Topic

Writing good research is not all about picking a topic, paraphrasing it, and submitting it to get a score. Good research depends on careful selection of an eye-catching topic, diligence to execute it to reach a new conclusion, and also to give answers to pending questions. Searching for a topic that is relevant, interesting, and feasible, to your field of study demands that you invest your time wisely. A good topic for research should have a body of related/past research which is accessible, readable, and authentic.

Finding a good dissertation topic for research can be a very challenging process, below are tips to guide you in finding a good research topic.

  1. Background check: When searching for a topic, do a background check on the topic you’re choosing, you wouldn’t want to write on a topic that has been overemphasized. See if you can find enough information about your topic in an academic journal/article.
  2. Textbook /Notebook: can help in finding a research topic. Read through your course materials you might come across a topic that sparks your interest. Some textbooks have questions at the end of each chapter that can help bring about potential research topic ideas.
  3. Visit the library: The library is another good source for finding a research topic.
  4. Speak to an instructor: don’t be afraid to ask or talk to instructors/lecturers to guide you in choosing a relevant topic for research, because these lecturers always know what topics are really hot in the field of study at a given time, they might have ideas to help you in your search.
  5. Befriend the internet: The internet is one easy way to search for a topic, it gives you varieties of topics to write on, don’t be carried away because of the topics you may come across, search for a relevant and interesting topic in your field of study.
  6. Find a topic that interest you: having a personal interest in a topic can help you write extensively and it will prevent you from getting bored during your research.
  7. Take notes: Write down important words to use as keywords to enable you to search for further materials.
  8. Build a working bibliography/citation to help you use a source you can’t lay your hands on immediately.
  9. Take a walk: give your brain rest when it’s necessary, research shows that walking can boosts one’s creative thinking.

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