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Secrets to Academic Research Success.


From my experience, there are few proven ways that you can create a new project topics idea from already similar project topics

Sometimes you have no other option than to browse through thousands of already written dissertation topics on the internet for topic ideas.

But unfortunately, it can be so frustrating and sad as you browse through different web pages. Your discovery shows that a lot of people have written on your preferred thesis topics.

How about if I tell you that in Academics, knowledge is like a circular shape with different edges.

Shakespeare was right when he said, whoever stops learning will die. This is why the act of learning is a continuous process and dealing with similar topics should not be a barrier to your academics research work.

In learning, there is no constant knowledge. Ideas keep evolving and what is relevant today may not be relevant after some time. Also, in academic research, findings from empirical studies are sparse. This limitation could be a result of time, space, and some uncontrollable factors.

Now, let’s look at the few proven ways that you can create a new project topics idea from already similar project topics

 Alter Or Modify The Focus Of The Study:

Here the focus of the study can be seen as the objective of a study which can also refer to what a study seeks to achieve, uncover, or communicate. Every academic piece of writing has a focus and it is the aim of a study that guides the research. The goal of a study is the central focus of every academic research.

You can consider making new work out of previous works by changing the focus. This will save you the time of flipping the pages of your textbook or browsing through the internet for new project topics.


Alter Or Modify the case study:

You can decide to study a topic using a different case or place of study. The benefit of this approach is that it proffers answers to a specific person, group, or society. This approach does not generalize its findings but It makes provision for different gaps that may arise as a result of the scope of the study.

For example effects of broken homes on the academic performance of high school students (a case study of selected high schools in leseto, South Africa in the year 2010).

How about conducting the same study in Nigeria? Would the answer be positive? Do you think the effect of broken home here in Nigeria would contribute to the academic performance of the high school students? You can take up that study to find out.

One of the ways you can conduct a new study from an old topic is to change the case or the place of study.

Change the Research Methods

Yes, another way you could come up with a new study from previous work is to change your research method. Because every research process has a limitation. You can find different results from the same study if you adopt a different research process. The findings from linear regression analysis can be different from many variables so you should now have little or fewer worries dealing with project or thesis topics.

Alter Or Modify the Time-frame.

What research considers as relevant today may not be relevant tomorrow or next tomorrow.

Let me through more light in a more practical way. The government always makes policies based on certain findings. An example of it could be a directive from the government to people of the society to ensure the use of nose masks. Just as in the case of COVID-19 as a preventive measure. 

You as a researcher could decide to find out the perception of people towards the use of nose masks. How about if the directive was overridden as a result of an increase in death with the use of nose masks? As a researcher, you would also like to carry out a study to examine public perception. 

The findings of public perception during the use and after the use of nose masks are different researches. The difference is time as a result of a change in policy. You can apply this method to some topics which findings you could consider not recent. You will contribute recent knowledge to academics by this action.

Time is a limitation in some academic findings; this is because of events, knowledge, policies, assumptions, and lots more change with time.

For example, In the case of an Education student who is interested in the awareness level of entrepreneurship education among students, he has read a lot of previous works and decides to make recent findings. He can choose to study from 2010-2020 or 2015-2020.

With all these secrets, we now believe you have learned excellent ways of conducting fresh research from an old study. First, you can Alter Or Modify The Focus Of The Study. Second, you can Alter Or Modify the case study. Third, you can Change Research Methods. And of course, Alter Or Modify the Time-frame


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