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Research 101: Getting Started: Choosing a Manageable Research Topic

Know how to choose a good topic, create a good search, & read critically.

A Couple of Resources to Help you Find a Topic


Take the Challenge!

Do you know how to spot a manageable topic Which one of the topics below is a manageable topic?

Sorry! This is just too big!.

This isn't quite manageable yet. What would you like to focus on concerning bullying at school?

Who? What? Where? When? A particular aspect?


We started with a very broad topic, bullying, and then focused on the following

  • a group - teachers
  • a location - school
  • one aspect - role or impact of teachers

We might even focus on a particular type of school: public or private; elementary, middle, or high school.