PSY 317 Psychology of Personal and Social Adjustment - Chenier: Starting Your Search
Example of a topic that is too broad:
Are video games bad for children?
Problem: Concepts like "bad" need to be defined as something measurable (e.g. increase violent behavior).
Example of a question that is too narrow:
Are Portland homeless teenagers addicted to drugs because they experienced child abuse?
Problem: Too many variables (homelessness/drug abuse/child abuse) and too limited population (Portland).
Example of a question that is easier to research:
Does exposure to domestic violence impact children's social development?