Finding an undergrad research topic for my thesis (in Psychology)?
April 13, 2014 7:18 PM Subscribe
I'm currently in my 3rd of undergrad (BA, Psychology). I'm planning to do an honours thesis next year but am completely overwhelmed on deciding what to research on.
My main reason for wanting to do an undergraduate thesis is that I really want to have first-experience with research, and as a potential gateway into grad school. I'm working as a research assistant so I have some idea on how research is conducted, but find the process overwhelming regardless. I've done a basic stats course, and have done various courses within the field (clinical, cognitive, developmental, social, to name a few). I'm especially interested in the developmental-cognitive domain (specifically infant language) - but everything looks like it is well-researched already. I know that it isn't entirely true, but I wouldn't know otherwise. How does one go about finding a topic to do a thesis on? Since I'm only in undergrad, I don't think they expect us to be very comprehensive but I am looking for any ideas or resources you may have in mind. Has anyone ever been in a similar situation? Thanks.