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How to find your topic

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This tutorial will assist you on your path to finding your topic, which will be at the center of your academic paper. Hence, its importance cannot be underestimated. You will learn not to panic at your initial cluelessness staring at a blank screen but instead view it as an opportunity. Step by step, your topic will take form, and in the end, you will have a clear understanding of the research question you will answer in your paper and which methodology will get you there.

Starte jetzt und wähle ein Modul:

  • Module 1
    Duration: 3 minutes

    From initial cluelessness to an idea

    We’ll have a look at how to find inspiration for your academic paper and how brainstorming can help you.

  • Module 2
    Duration: 3 minutes

    Finding your research question

    Learn more about different strategies to define your research question. We’ll give you some tools to formulate it.

  • Module 3
    Duration: 3 minutes

    Choosing the right research methodology

    Learn more about different research methodologies and methods. We’ll help you answer the question: Which method(ology) works best for my paper?