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Selecting, Broadening and Narrowing a Topic

Selecting a topic may be one of the most difficult challenges faced by researchers. 

Often, if a topic is too broad in scope, it can create an enormous amount of stress due to the overwhelming amount of information available or obligation to cover all aspects of a topic. 

Conversely, if a topic is too narrow, a researcher may become frustrated due to the lack of materials available regarding their chosen topic.
  1. Cinthya Ippoliti, “Selecting and Narrowing a Topic,” Help with Research. Information Literacy Tutorial. Maricopa Community College, n.d., http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/researchhelp/gettingstarted.html.
  2. What is Research : Choosing Your Topic, 2011, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_cYq256YEA&feature=youtube_gdata_player.
  1. Paper Topics?, 2010, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z14OBaEf9as&feature=youtube_gdata_player.