JOMC 50/EIS Research Initiative
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Last updated: August 29, 2002
The Research Topic Triangle
The Research Topic Triangle illustrates how
a broader topic
can be focused by
adding keywords to concentrate
upon a specific research area.
Three Easy Steps to Focus
Your Research Ideas!
- Start with a broader idea.
- Add keywords to narrow the scope of your research.
- Is your narrow topic beyond the understanding of
average mind ? If it is, broaden it to a non-esoteric level.
Use the "Research Topic Triangle" Worksheet to Focus
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