Exercise 3.2: Research Topic Proposal

Research Topic Proposal posted as Exercise 3.2 

Propose a research topic that is relevant to the course theme. Include an observation or initial assumption to provide context for a central question.Your question should identify a gap in knowledge (at least to your own knowledge if not the greater academic community) and it should be resolvable/answerable via analysis. That is, it should identify something that your research and analysis will help us understand better. Include, also, a list of proposed sources. You do not need to commit to these sources. Your list will help us talk about evaluating sources. Give your proposal a tentative working title and give it the category Exercise 3.2. 

Goals: 

Give context about what motivates you to pursue this topic,

Connect your topic to the course conversation in some way and make the connection apparent in your proposal, 

A strong research question 

  • Addresses a specific observation
  • Connects to a specific conversation
  • Uses specific key terms
  • Requires analysis of the exhibit
  • Is open-ended i.e. there is a range of possible answers.
  • Is answerable

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