Narrow Your Topic or Research Question
It's very common to select a topic or formulate a question that starts out too broad.
Question 1: To what extent is social media a problem for society? (broad)
When the scope of your topic is too big, it's hard to dig through the huge volume of information available to find something relevant. It's also hard to write a paper or give a presentation of with any depth.
Most scholarly research examines fairly narrow topics and looks at relationships between concepts. For example, social media is a pretty broad topic, but looking at the relationship between social media and privacy might be a more manageable topic.
There are many ways to narrow a topic that is too broad by asking one or more W questions. Let's use social media as an example:
Use how, what, or where (two or three) to develop a research question on the topic of social media:
Question 2: Will social media's use of facial recognition destroy privacy? (narrowed)