Finding the Focus Topic
The learning units in this topic are all intended to help you to decide upon the focus of your research. In many ways this can be the most difficult part of the research process, as we often start with a vague idea of the issues in which we are interested. This is perfectly normal and very common, and actually forms a positive opportunity to be creative. When you are studying the learning units in this topic, you need to consider several questions, including: How long have I got to do this work? What skills do I possess? What do I really want to find out? What kind of support will I need? What really interests me?