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RESEARCH TOPIC

GROUP 3

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RESEARCH TOPIC
 The research topic set the direction of a research project.

 It becomes the basis for formulating the research question.

 Identifying literature that should be reviewed.

 Narrowing down appropriate theories and frameworks.


Research topic may stem
for an idea

Personal Curiosity or
Problems or issue
interest
Identifying a Research Topic
Observing things from some
experience of your interest Current Events

Problems that required


Needs of Community
solution

Reading books, articles


• Research Topic
- is a general idea, issue
or problem being considered for
investigation.

Research Research • Research Question/Topic-

Topic Question - is a specific question


intended to be answer through
research
RESEARCH TOPIC FACTORS MAY
ALSO BE CONSIDERED
Personal Factors –
related to personal experiences, professional
qualification, experts, motivation, intellectual
curiosity, and perceptiveness of the researcher.
External Factors-
uniqueness or novelty, importance or value of
the research, availability of the data and materials,
ethical considerations, and department or unit where
the research is also be undertaken.
SOURCES OF
RESEARCH TOPIC
PERSONAL SOURCES – personal experience. This
topic are influenced by individual’s perspective

NONSCHOLARLY SOURCES – it includes newspaper ,


magazines, radio, television, and internet sources.

SCHOLARLY SOURCES – it includes journal, articles,


books, research papers, and document
• Find an assertion or statement in
the popular press or conclusion in a
research article that you believe to
be incorrect. Look for empirical
Gaps that evidence used by authors to see if
any mistakes were made that could
need to be have affected the conclusion.
studied
(scholarly • Find two studies that reach
literature) conflicting conclusion. Try to
explain or reconcile the conflict.
Test conflicting explanation by
applying them to different cases or
data.
• Take a theory or general
explanation for certain
behaviour and apply it to a
new situation.
CHOOSING RELEVANT
RESEARCH TOPIC
Two Important Criteria

It should pose a question that is relevant to


the real world

It should make a specific contribution to the


scholarly literature by adding to our collective
understanding of the world through scientific
explanation.
A good research topic should be
relevant in reality

Researcher can show that the


evidence or theories design for a
specific context or a particular
purpose could also be applied to
a different context or purpose.