Once you have picked a general topic, you are ready to narrow down your topic to a research question that is:
Narrowing your topic to a research question takes a bit of research and thought. Ways to narrow your topic down include zooming in on a particular:
The following examples illustrate how to narrow general topics to create focused research questions.
|Women and cancer
|Women smokers and breast cancer
|What is the impact of cigarette smoking on breast cancer risk in middle-aged women?
|Video game violence
|Video game violence and aggression in children
|How does violence in video games affect aggression in adolescents?
|Teenagers and eating disorders
|Teen peer pressure and anorexia
|What role, if any, does peer pressure play in the development of anorexia among teenage girls?
|Leadership and gender
|Gender differences in leadership behavior
|What are similarities and differences between male and female leadership behavior in multinational companies?
How can virtual teams help multi-national companies increase their communication efficiency?
How do socio-cultural factors influence the onset of anorexia in female adolescents?
How can work-related injuries in the Dutch building industry be reduced?
How do social media affect the dissemination of research?