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Tips for Deciding on a Research Topic
Once you have a broad topic in mind, these strategies will help you refine your research focus:
The topic development process below can help you to develop your thesis (your proposed answer to your research question) and to continue gather additionally needed sources.
Resources to help you develop your topic:
NOW: Take 6 minutes to watch this video to help you develop a good topic. Your librarians guarantee it will be worth it!:
Video from Portland State University Library
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