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SOCI 499: Sociology Senior Capstone: Narrowing Research Topics

The application of theory and methods in the development of an integrated framework for understanding and explaining issues of current concern.

Choosing a Research Topic

Check out this handbook for tips to learn how to formulate your research question and streamline the research process.


Access course specific readings and materials through the Library's Reserves page. Log in with your NetID and password and select 'Search Courses'. Search for your instructor, course name or number, or department to add to your course list. 

MSU Writing Center

Need more help? Make an appointment with the MSU Writing Center. Their tutors meet individually or in groups with undergraduate student writers of all abilities and backgrounds at any stage in their writing processes – from invention to revision.

Organize Your Research: Citation Tool Managers

Choosing a Topic

How to Narrow a Research Topic


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