This stage will:
- Help you decide what to study
- Explain how to choose a good research project
- Provide an overview of the research practicalities you should consider
Before you start your research, you need to define your topic and develop a research question or hypothesis. You already know your general area of interest, which is probably linked to your discipline of study. Next, you have to specify a particular area of interest which is appropriate for research and which you will enjoy working on. Before choosing a topic, it might be useful to read some of the basics about why we do research, if you haven’t already.
Read more about why we do research