|It is helpful to think about how
your topic is categorized in an academic field.
There are several reasons this is a useful exercise:
If it is difficult to find information on your topic, you will be able to easily pull in other related concepts to create a more developed research topic
It will help you select the best information source or database for your topic
It will even help you write a better paper because you will know how your topic relates to the class, your field, and the world in general.