The aim of the dissertation topic section is to (a) give you some guidance on finding a potential dissertation topic, and (b) help you choose a dissertation topic that is achievable and not too broad:
Finding a potential dissertation topic
In the article, Our top tip for finding a dissertation topic, we explain six of the main reasons why the Limitations and Future Research section of journal articles is so useful when you're struggling to come up with a dissertation topic or are looking for a strong topic idea. To get the most from this Limitations and Future Research section, you need to know how to turn a limitation or future research suggestion into a potential topic idea. We explain how to achieve this in the article, Turning a research limitation or future research idea into a potential topic idea.
Deciding whether your dissertation topic is achievable and not too broad
Knowing whether your dissertation topic is achievable when you first come up with it can be very difficult. Five of the potential challenges that you will need to face and overcome relate to access, skills, intellectual help, topic breadth, and your interest in the topic. In the article, How do I know whether my dissertation topic is achievable, we take you through this potential challenges. It is also very common for undergraduate and master's level students to come up with a dissertation topic that is too broad. Where topics are considered to be too broad, they will either be rejected or will make it particularly difficult for you to complete your dissertation on time. In the article, Is my dissertation topic too broad?, we help you to identify (a) some of the factors that make a dissertation topic too broad and (b) how to try and identifying whether your dissertation topic is too broad in the first instance.
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