How do you find area of research?
How to identify a research topic or area for student research
- Decide on the general area of your research.
- Capitalise on your existing skills and interests.
- Think about suitable supervisors.
- Think about helping your career prospects.
- Think about quality versus quantity.
- Think about the questions your research could answer.
- Think about the resources available to you.
What are some research areas?
- Applied Sciences. Optics, extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, metrology, instrumentation, detectors, new synchrotron techniques.
- Biological Sciences. General biology, structural biology.
- Chemical Sciences.
- Earth & Environmental Sciences.
- Energy Sciences.
- Materials Sciences.
- Physical Sciences.
What are the research areas?
Areas of research
- Engineering. Electrical, electronic, chemical, civil, computer, environmental, mechanical and petroleum engineering.
- Mathematical sciences.
- Life sciences.
- Computer science.
- Physical sciences.
- Social sciences and business.
- Art and design.
- Languages and culture.
How do you write a research intent statement?
A statement of intent outlines a provisional research area for your project that:
- Highlights your area of research interest.
- Describes the importance of this area of research and why you are the right person to undertake it.
- Identifies a potential supervisor(s) who you would like to work with on the project.
How do you find area of interest?
A simple place to start in identifying your interests is to consider the activities, hobbies and topics that you enjoy and that naturally capture your attention. Identifying your interests can help you generate ideas of possible majors and career areas to further explore.
What is the value of research in the area of interest?
The purpose of research is to inform action. Thus, your study should seek to contextualize its findings within the larger body of research. Research must always be of high quality in order to produce knowledge that is applicable outside of the research setting.
Should a research statement have references?
Yes. Definitely. This gives the reader an indication of how your work fits into the larger body of research in the field. Without references, it may appear that you are working in an area that is so obscure that nobody cares about it.