In selecting a topic, this will be the most difficult part of the research. Choose a topic that you will enjoy researching since you will spend a some time working on the research.
Reading Background Information:
Use your textbook, encyclopedias, and the internet to read up on background information on your topic.
Refine and Focus Your Topic:
Narrow or broaden your topic to something manageable. This will take several times before you finalize it.
Write Out Your Statement:
Once you have your topic, write it out as a short sentence or question and look at the different components that make up your statement. The research statement "Is memory loss related to aging?" has two main concepts: (memory loss) AND (aging)