Developing a Ph.D. research topic involves several steps, including identifying a research problem or gap in the literature, reviewing existing research, and refining the research question. To begin, consider your interests and expertise to identify a broad study area.
Next, read extensively and critically analyze existing literature to identify gaps in knowledge or areas for further exploration. Refine your research question to ensure that it is specific, feasible, and contributes to the existing body of knowledge. Consult with your academic supervisor throughout the process to ensure that your research aligns with the department’s research priorities and meets the requirements for a Ph.D. project.