Choose a Topic: Developing a Research Question

Framing your topic as a research question(s) will help you to narrow your topic. Consider the 5 W’s – who, what, when, where, why – to focus your topic into a research question(s).

Try these strategies to help narrow a research topic:

  • Focus on aspects of the topic you find most interesting.
  • Choose a particular perspective on the issue.
  • Focus on a certain demographic, geographic location, or time period.
  • Identify sub-topics to focus on.