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: How is climate change 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 with any depth.
Most scholarly research examines fairly narrow topics and looks at relationships between concepts. For example, climate change is a pretty broad topic, but looking at the impact of cell phone manufacturing on the environment 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 climate change as an example:
Use W questions, to develop a research question on the topic of climate change:
Question 2: How can we save the cultural legacies of people who may lose their homes due to rising sea levels? (narrowed)