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    Hey, I have been thinking of some some ideas for my EPQ but I am unsure as to what would be suitable to do. I have come up with:
    • can a country become fully developed?
    • how to determine if a country is developed
    • how does migration affect physical and mental health?
    • to what extent is global warming caused by people?
    I don't know if these topics are too broad, I know you have to focus on a small area. I have been told that you have to find out something that people don't already know. Do any of these sound good? Feel free to suggest anything that may be better😊Thank you!!😊😊😊
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    (Original post by Rachel19982016)
    Hey, I have been thinking of some some ideas for my EPQ but I am unsure as to what would be suitable to do. I have come up with:
    • can a country become fully developed?
    • how to determine if a country is developed
    • how does migration affect physical and mental health?
    • to what extent is global warming caused by people?
    I don't know if these topics are too broad, I know you have to focus on a small area. I have been told that you have to find out something that people don't already know. Do any of these sound good? Feel free to suggest anything that may be better😊Thank you!!😊😊😊
    Hi Rachel!

    Out of the ideas you listed, I think the extent to which global warming is being caused by people would be the best option, perhaps phrased as "To what extent is global warming being caused by human activity?"

    I think the other topics would be a bit too broad, for example, you'd need to first determine what 'developed' means, or what type of migration you're referring to. Have you tried asking your mentor/supervisor what they think?
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    (Original post by Rachel19982016)
    Hey, I have been thinking of some some ideas for my EPQ but I am unsure as to what would be suitable to do. I have come up with:
    • can a country become fully developed?
    • how to determine if a country is developed
    • how does migration affect physical and mental health?
    • to what extent is global warming caused by people?
    I don't know if these topics are too broad, I know you have to focus on a small area. I have been told that you have to find out something that people don't already know. Do any of these sound good? Feel free to suggest anything that may be better😊Thank you!!😊😊😊
    Colouring in a massive map.

    Sorry, I just had to.
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    (Original post by Rachel19982016)
    Hey, I have been thinking of some some ideas for my EPQ but I am unsure as to what would be suitable to do. I have come up with:
    • can a country become fully developed?
    • how to determine if a country is developed
    • how does migration affect physical and mental health?
    • to what extent is global warming caused by people?
    I don't know if these topics are too broad, I know you have to focus on a small area. I have been told that you have to find out something that people don't already know. Do any of these sound good? Feel free to suggest anything that may be better😊Thank you!!😊😊😊
    Sorry to sound so doom-and-gloomy but I wouldn't recommend these questions because as you say, with the possible exception of question 3 (which I think is probably more psychological than geographical), they are too broad and a bit 'obvious' in that they're some of the key general questions in geography that don't require an awful lot of subject knowledge to come up with. They certainly do not fulfill the criterion of "something that people don't already know" because the question of the attribution of contemporary climate change is one of the most intensively researched questions in existence and as you're probably aware, a very large number of development institutions like the UN have done intensive work on the first two questions. That's not to say that I think climate change or development are bad topic choices for your EPQ (I did mine on climate change, I think there's loads of scope for fascinating questions in that area), but my point is that you need to come up with something a bit more specific than "Are humans causing climate change" or "What is development".

    Coming up with a question for the EPQ isn't easy and it's actually something you're being assessed on so I wouldn't worry if it takes you a bit of time and of course, you can change your question during the project if you find your research going into a different area (I did). I recommend reading around the "World" and "Environment" sections of newspapers/websites like The Guardian to see if there are any more specific questions that pop up that interest you.
 
 
 
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