Developing your research topic is about more than picking a topic. Research is about more than summarizing what your sources say about your topic.
Developing your research topic is a process that continues throughout your research. During this process, you will explore possible areas of focus, explore the arguments, take a stance on your topic, and find information to support your position. Your topic and research question may change several times over the course of your research, and that's okay! Trust the research process, and ask a librarian for help if you hit a wall.
When librarians help students do research, one of the biggest things we help them with is focusing their topic. These students quickly find out that an unfocused topic can quickly become a frustrating experience. If your topic is too broad or general, you'll encounter and have to dig through an overwhelming amount of information. Too narrow, and you won't find enough information to support your argument.
Even when you are taking a side on an issue and making an argument for your stance, you still need to present a balanced argument. The first step to presenting a balanced argument is to explore all the arguments before you pick a side.
For Example: nurse practitioners/physician's assistants filling the gap caused by doctor shortages
You may strongly agree with one side or the other, but be careful not to let your personal bias slip into your research. Maybe there is not enough evidence to support your argument. For example, your topic on why vaccines are bad may need to be morphed into something like the impact of "small world" network among anti-vaxxers on social media instead.
After you have focused your topic and chosen a stance to argue, it is time to find information that will support your argument.
Remember: your topic may very well change throughout your process of finding information!
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