Begin your research with an idea and then brainstorm possible aspects and angles.
Use a concept map to help you organize your thoughts. Concept maps are a tool to help you:
Ask yourself: what do I already know about my topic? what am I curious about? what kind of data do I need, and where am I likely to find that data?
From a disciplinary perspective, think about what kind of questions scholars and experts in that discipline are interested in, and how they would ask those questions or measure their findings.
The process is simple: start with a subject in the center, then:
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"Every film, especially a documentary, has a ‘value’. This could be social, political, historical, philosophical, artistic or of some other kind. The amount of research a scriptwriter puts in is directly related to the ‘value’ of the film."
- Trisha Das, "How to Write a Documentary Script."