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COMM 1010: Introduction to Communication Studies (UCBA)

This guide supports the research assignments for COMM 1010.

Your Research Topic or Question

The Developing a Research Question video (2:31 minutes) reviews the difference between a research topic and a research question plus things to consider.


  • Talk with your professor to determine if the topic or question meets the scope of the assignment
  • Make sure you go through the topic or question approval process if required by your professor 

Mapping Your Research Ideas Video

The Mapping Your Research Ideas video (2:53 minutes) explains how to create a map using your research idea. You can download the Keyword Map worksheet (Word document link), use blank paper, or open a new Word document on your device.

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