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Having trouble coming up with a topic for your paper? Have a topic, but need a more focused approach? Start here:
Developing a Research Question
Brinkerhoff, Celia. "Activity: Which Topic is Narrower?" Doing Research: A Student's Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources, KPU Library, 2019, pressbooks.bccampus.ca/doingresearch/chapter/narrowing/ . Used with permission.
Take time to think about your topic. You will need to break your topic down into keywords to search for resources.
Pulling keywords from research questions or thesis statements:
The impact of sea level rise due to climate change on human rights of people living in coastal areas in Asia
Your turn: Labeling policy for genetically modified foods in Canada should be mandatory. Which terms are key concepts, and which one should not be used when searching in databases?
Brinkerhoff, Celia. "Activity: Focus on the Keywords of a Research Question." Doing Research: A Student's Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources, KPU Library, 2019, pressbooks.bccampus.ca/doingresearch/chapter/keywords/.
(Used under CC-BY 4.0 International licence.)