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Getting Started with Research Tutorials

Choosing a Research Topic


Sometimes instructors assign research topics and sometimes you get to select your own topic. Selecting a research topic shouldn't be the most stressful part of the assignment. The concepts and strategies in the module will help you select and refine a research topic for any assignment.

 Part 1: Watch the video Choosing a Research Topic and complete the knowledge check


Running time 3:49 | 

 

Knowledge Check


Part 2: Try out choosing a research topic through background research and the 5 W's.


For Instructors


Choosing a research topic learning outcomes:

  • Identify ideas and language on a topic using online tools and techniques.
  • Utilize techniques like mind mapping, the 5 W's, and freeform writing to narrow a research topic. 

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy: Research as Inquiry

The video can be added to your Canvas course using the embed code.
<iframe title="Choosing a research topic" width="640" height="360" allowTransparency="true" mozallowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen allowfullscreen style="background-color:transparent;" frameBorder="0" src="https://app.vidgrid.com/embed/ErT5sjNyZTHV"></iframe>

The knowledge check and narrowing your research topic activity can be added to your Canvas course using the embed button for each item.

Contact Melissa Gomis (melissa.gomis@unl.edu) with any questions.
 

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