Help with EPQ titleWatch
Has anyone done an EPQ with a similar theme or can just help me out with ideas?
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Ancient History-wise, the Greeks are always interesting
In terms of generally searching for ideas, just type in different things into google. Like type in 'Ancient civilisations', 'german history', '20th century history' and '19th century history; etc,
sometimes just skim-reading a wiki page gives you a good idea as to whether you'll find the overall topic interesting and what you might want to hone in on.
trust me, it took me a while to decide my EPQ title too, but I'm glad I did it in the end!
Nice and broad! I recommend using NG as a comparison because of the wealth of resources.
You could also look maybe look at the development of German as a language, if you're a linguistic-y person?
Initially, my title did not include the phrase 'to what extent' but I believed that adding it in would allow me to find more scope and really explore my topic/title. so wording of title is important too!
My advice would be to pick something you are 100% interested in, as it takes that much time and effort that you'd get bored if not.
Also, I don't think you can do something that relates to your current syllabus so it merely depends on what you're currently studying.
You have to be able to gather primary data for your project. I devised questionnaires to gather initial views, then gave them facts and images, then gave my participants a second questionnaire to allow them to re evaluate their thoughts. I thought that this would allow them to become more educated, thus giving more valid responses. I also used case studies as secondary data to add more depth to my argument.
If you're wanting to do something combinary of psychology and history, perhaps you could do something focusing on how speeches and/or campaigns were used during World War 2 to install influential power over people. This way you could look at psychology for example, conformity. You could look at history, eg events, attitudes, context, and you could touch on elements of english language which tie in with psychology. You could use secondary information as your main body, but gather primary data by allowing people to respond to the data, telling you how they would have personally responded.
Maybe this is a stupid idea, but it's just something I thought of, haha. I hope this has helped If you prefer a different subject of focus, I could perhaps give you some other ideas. I done a mind-map of ideas and how I would develop them in terms of my project.
Thanks so much everyone. I think I'm going to do something based on how significant events have shaped society/impacted society - maybe the collapse of the Berlin Wall or the aftermath of the Cuban missile crisis. I really appreciate all the help and advice!