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A method for developing a research topic by adding concepts to expand or narrow down your original idea.

A method for developing a research topic by adding concepts to expand or narrow down your original idea.

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  • 1. Start with your topic
  • 2. Narrow it down by adding a sub-topic
  • 3. Think of other ways to narrow it down, like time…
  • 4. or place…
  • 5. More ways to narrow it down
    • Add more sub-topics and related topics
    • How your topic affects a particular group or sub-group
    • A research methodology
    • A school of thought
    • A controversial, unusual or new point of view
  • 6. Your narrowed topic is where all of these aspects overlap.
  • 7. FOR EXAMPLE…
  • 8. Topic: women’s daily lives
  • 9. … middle- and upper-class
  • 10. … in the early- to mid-19 th century
  • 11. HOW WOULD IT LOOK IF YOU WANTED TO TALK ABOUT MEN’S DAILY LIVES?
    • Draw it yourself:
  • 12. HOW WOULD IT LOOK IF YOU WANTED TO COMPARE WOMEN’S DAILY LIVES IN JAPAN AND ENGLAND?
    • Draw it yourself:
  • 13. HOW WOULD IT LOOK IF YOU WANTED TO STUDY THE TOPIC BY READING NOVELS WRITTEN BY WOMEN IN THAT ERA?
    • Draw it yourself: