Your research certainly needs to fill a gap in the literature, but when forming your set of potential topics, your driving motivation should be identifying ones that you know are doable; trust that, for at least one of the brainstormed topics, you will find a gap to justify your research in the end. I know this sounds counterintuitive, but recognize that once you select a topic, you can pretty much always find a rationale for conducting your study (e.g., by using a different sample, a different instrument, or a different location). In short, pick the topic and justify it later.
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How to Choose your Topic & Develop your RQ’s & Hypothesis
Tools & Templates
Directory of Survey Instruments
Choosing your Dissertation Topic
Dissertation Topic: Establishing a Gap
How do I Choose my Dissertation Topic?
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