Before you decide on a topic and a question, explore all possibilities. Talk to your tutor and find out about the topics students have covered in the past. Remember you will be working on your chosen topic for one or two semesters, so choose something which interests you!
Questions to consider:
Has a unit, topic, person or event inspired you?
Is there an issue you would love to investigate?
Are there any social, ecological or technological trends or issues you could address?
Do you have any experience or skills from outside your studies which you could bring in?
Is there potential for collaboration?
Is there a local context you could address?
Do you have a debatable idea or testable hypothesis?
How can you narrow the project down to a realistic scope?
Do you have a unique angle on the topic?
Can you address a gap in the market, an unmet need, a problem to be solved?
Will you use materials or techniques in an original way?
Which collections and archives can you access?
How will you record the information you find?
How will you record and track your own ideas?
How much time will you give to preliminary research?
How much in-depth reading will you do?
Where will you record references?
How can you keep the research process interesting?