Choosing your topic title

This module covers methods for choosing and narrowing the topic of a research project.

When you have completed this module of EMPOWER, you will be able to:
  • write a defendable thesis statement
  • define the purpose of your research
  • broaden and narrow a topic
  • build a research question to help focus your research

Original EMPOWER material ©2007-2011 is a tutorial developed by Wichita State University Libraries. EMPOWER incorporates material from inflite, a tutorial developed by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis ©2003, and Searchpath, a tutorial developed by Western Michigan University, ©2001-2002, both of which are based on material from TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, ©1998-2002. This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the EMPOWER Creative Commons License.