B. Generate a specific research question

Research, in many ways, is like an upside down pyramid, it starts general and becomes more specific as you go along. Once you have your research topic and an initial understanding of the literature base, you need to generate a specific research question. Good research questions are formed and iterated, not simply found. You start with what interests you, and you refine it until it is workable. This is usually done in conjunction with your supervisor. Find below some tips for generating your research topic.