The ideal path for finding a useable topic for your prospectus and problem statement starts with a general area of interest. Below are steps to ensure you're able to locate relevant literature to create a usable business problem and locate usable statistics or data for your hook and anchor.
- Start with a broad topic.
- Keep an open mind while reviewing the literature on your topic. Try not to define the data or statistics you need before researching what's actually available.
- Review the literature for gaps and base your topic on what is considered a business problem. (Not sure if your topic is actually a business problem? Contact a faculty member or your Chair.)
- Look at completed doctoral studies or dissertations for inspiration and ideas.