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This guide will help you develop the skills necessary to conduct research for your proseminar course assignments.

How to Focus your Topic / Research Question

The following video will help you understand why it is important to take your time crafting your research question:

Ask yourself the following questions to make sure you have focused your research question or topic:

Who: are the actors involved in the topic you want to research?

What: exactly is the phenomenon you want to research? are there different aspects to it?

When: did or will the events take place?

Where: is the phenomenon or event taking place?