CHOOSING A RESEARCH TOPIC DR NIK ALOESNITA NIK MOHD ALWI UHL 2332 SEMESTER II, 2011/2012 ACADEMIC REPORT WRITING
How do you choose your research topic? Can you share with your classmates? Anyone?
Make a list of useful keywords
Define your topic as a focused research question
Let’s listen to some examples on the steps based on your work
Exercises • Identify three narrower aspects of the following broad topics, i.e. what are three areas you could investigate that fit into these very broad topics? • Sports • Education • Technology • Identify a broader topic that would cover the following narrow topics, i.e. how could you expand these topics to find more information? • Using ICT tools in learning at UMP • Water crisis at UMP Pekan • Read the following topics. Think of 5 keywords you might use to look for information on each. • Pollutions affect our health. • The barriers to peace in the Middle East. • Communication skills influence employability. • Welfare reform can help special children.