Things to be considered in choosing a topic for research
Things to be Considered in
Choosing a Topic for
The research topic must be chosen by the
It must be within the interest of the researcher.
It must be within the specialization of the
It must be within the competence of the researcher
It must be within the ability to finance otherwise he
must be able to find funding for his research.
It is researchable and manageable, that is,
Data are available and accessible.
The data must meet the standards of accuracy, objectivity, and
Answers to specific questions can be found.
The hypotheses formulated are testable, that is, they can be
accepted or rejected.
Equipment and instruments for research are available and can give valid
and reliable results.
It can be completed within a reasonable period.
It is significant and relevant to the present time and
situation, timely, and of current interest.
The results are practical and implementable.
It requires original, critical, and reflective thinking to solve it.
It can be delimited to suit the resources of the researcher but
big or large enough to be able to give significant, valid, and
reliable results and generalizations.
It must contribute to the national development goals for
the improvement of the quality of human life.
It must contribute to the fund of human knowledge.
It must show or pave the way for the solution of the
problem or problems intended to be solved.
It must not undermine the moral and spiritual values of the
It must not advocate any change in the present order of
things by means of violence but by peaceful means.
There must be a consideration of the hazards involved, either
physical, social, or legal.