You can always find a sector, study group, or other unique element that will make the research worthwhile, even if others have done similar studies before.
Thinking about your research topic, ask yourself it is that you actually want to find out?
Keep a note of ideas and questions, and then send a single email to your supervisor requesting an appointment, and setting out your broad thinking, preferably with your outline research questions.
Your supervisor will soon make clear whether they think your ideas are too broad for study and will hopefully help you to narrow them down.
The first step in any research is to identify the topic of interest.
Think about which areas have most interested you in your studies to date, and what you would most like to explore.
Check the university’s requirements, and if necessary consult your supervisor about what to include.
An example ethical committee approval form may include questions such as: Will you provide written information to participants indicating the nature and purpose of the research, that their participation is voluntary, that they may withdraw at any time, and provide contact details for further information about the study?
Frame it as a question that you could ask somebody: good research questions often begin with asking words like who, what, when, where, why, how, and how much.
Once you have brainstormed several questions related to your topic, look at each one individually against the following checklist of considerations.