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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.
Effects of global warming on rising sea levels (avoid vague terms and stop words, and focus on essential concepts)
|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.)