1. Identify an area of interest
The first step in the research process is choosing an area of interest. Psychological research can be quite varied and therefore, it can be difficult to narrow down your interests to find a specific topic to focus your research on. Selecting a research topic can be daunting at first, but it is a great opportunity to explore your personal interests and get motivated about your research project. The process of selecting a topic may differ slightly depending on your enrolled degree, but the following general steps should help guide your decision-making process.
Every day brings new choices - Martha Beck
How to select a topic
A. Review the possible research areas
The first step is exploring research areas that interest and engage you.
C. Discuss your research ideas with a supervisor
Once you've made your choice, you can begin by discussing specific research questions with your supervisor.