Topic Analysis Example -Education


Topic Analysis Example:

1. Write down your topic:

College going culture

2. Reform your topic into a question: (Ask yourself: What do I want to know about this topic?)

What is the college going culture and statistics for Latino youth?

3. Analyze the topic:

    • What subject area do you want to focus on --- decide which subject databases to start searching:  
      • Subject areas: Examples below:

                    - You can say: general subject, to start searching the OneSearch

                    - You can choose Education subject, to start searching the Education databases

                   - You can choose Psychology subject, to start searching Psychology databases

  - You can choose History, to start searching History databases

    • What time period: last 20 years
    • What age group: college students; youth
    • Which country/areas: United States
    • Or what ethnic group: Latino

4. Keywords used to search the databases:

 Keywords: College going culture; Latino youth or Latinos; statistics


Boarder keywords to expand your search: college education; college students


  1. Narrower term to further narrowing down the search: Latino young people, attending college 



  • Last Updated Nov 01, 2022
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  • Answered By Wei Ma

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