Sometimes choosing a topic is the hardest part of doing research, below a few ideas that will help you find an interesting subject. choosing a topic: https://youtu.be/aa0TwDGpP8Q
Now it is time to put all of the background information you've gathered together to give you a solid foundation for your research. You may find the following table helpful in organizing your data. Keep in mind that this is NOT your thesis statement, just a tool to narrow your research. If you can fill out this table, you most likely have a narrow enough topic with enough direction for some great research.
1) I am researching ______________________________________ (topic)
2) because I want to find out ______________________________(issue/question)
3) in order to ________________________________ (application - So What? - Project/Audience/Purpose driven)
I am researching speech impairments in children (topic)
because I want to find out if an older sibling with a speech problem effects a younger sibling (issue/question)
in order to convince my principal the need for family therapy (application - audience).
I am researching ethanol as an alternative fuel (topic)
because I want to find out the pros and cons of its use and formulate my opinion (issue/question)
in order to persuade my readers that my position is correct (application - audience).
I am researching automation in the accounting field (topic)
because I want to find out what are the top 5 technology skills necessary to succeed in accounting(issue/question)
in order to better prepare for my career in Accounting. (application - project).
I am researching Talent Retention (topic)
because I want to find out the top 3 retention best practices
in order to share them with business owners . (application - project).
(Adapted from: Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G. & Williams, J. M. (2008). The Craft of Research (3rd ed.) Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, p. 51-65.)