Looking for a Research Topic?
Research ideas can come from:
Work that you do every day
Conference poster sessions are great for gleaning ideas
Looking at the professional literature. What are other people writing about? Check the ends of the articles for areas that have been identified for further research
Keeping an open mind and being curious
Cutting-edge things that are happening in your department or discipline
Getting on professional committees with "research" or "statistics" in their names
Checking annual reviews of professional materials
Professional societies often publish research agendas. You can do a Google search on
"(insert your discipline here) research agenda" or similar terms to find other such resources.
Check databases using the term "research agenda" combined with your discipline for additional resources published in the professional literature.
Library Databases to Get You Started!
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