Selecting and Developing The Research Topic
Selecting a research topic is not something you can expect im mediately. It usually takes time and considerable discussion may have come to Australia with a clear idea of the area plan to do research - or maybe your government or has sponsored your studies in an area of particular interest in fact a lot of development and change is likely to occur final topic is agreed upon between yourself, your supervisor department.
The process of selecting a topic starts as a deliberately tentative or questions directed to a specific point, whether a period an economic model or a scientific problem. As you proceed reading or experimentation, some of the tentative questions away, as they are clearly not productive or relevant. Other- question importance, and eventually form the aims or hypotheses which underpin your research.
This early stage of developing a topic can be a period of both excitement and anxiety. Other students who have gone period of confusion offer the following advice:
A. Use your supervisor's greater knowledge and experience to the full. He can direct you towards topics which seem promising warn you off areas or problems that have already been or have proved unfruitful, and discuss with you the implications of your choice.
B. Complete as much reading -'literature survey' – as the early stages. In this way you become aware whole range of options in your field before you narrow down to a manageable area of research. Make notes as so that a bibliographic record is started from day one programme and is built up throughout the course of your Apart from deepening your understanding, this saves time when you have to write a full literature review and draw up a