Use Google, or another search engine, to search for your topic.
Find a webpage such as Wikipedia that will provide an overview of your topic.
Review some of the different aspects of your topic.
For example, I might review the entry for food deserts.
Select an aspect of the topic that interests you. Use this narrowed focus to help you develop a research question based on your area of interest.
For example, I might focus on the relationship between income and food prices.
Review the video in Activity 2 to help develop your research question.
Activity 2: Watch the Video
A good research question:
involves an open-ended discussion versus having a yes or no answer (or only two sides to the answer).
has a narrowed focus (you may need to do some background research to help you to narrow the focus of your research question).
allows you to find information that supports your question.
should meet the assignment requirements.
West Campus Librarians
Visit the West Campus Librarians on the 2nd floor of building 6.