A topic may be:
1. assigned by your professor
2. developed through discussion
3. developed by reading or via the media
4. of personal interest
5. based on professional experience
A topic should:
For example, you may decide on a topic while reading a book or while listening to the news.
Develop your topic as you locate information. You may need to broaden or narrow it.
Research questions will answer,
WHO - Who is affected by the topic?
WHAT - What impact? What effect?
WHEN - Current? Historic?
WHERE - Local? International?
"What effect does global warming have on public health in the United States?"