Thoughts and Actions: Follow the steps below to get an idea of things you should be thinking about and doing, and some of the strategies which will help. Note the type of information search you should be doing at this stage.
The process described here simplifies choosing a topic for a research paper and narrowing it down. Those who go through the steps outlined by this process will be able to identify their topics more precisely while making their research efforts more efficient.
PREPARING EMPLOYEES FOR EXPATRIATE ASSIGNMENTS. This essay argues that the high failure rate of expatriate assignments demands that organizations - both for the sake of the company and for the sake of the employee - take steps to comprehensively prepare the expatriate and his/her family for the overseas posting.
4. Repeat these three steps three or more times to give yourself a few examples of topics to choose from. When you have a few examples, choose the topic that you feel meets your course requirements, the needs of your intended (or imagined) audience, and/or has the most relevant source material to support it.
It is perhaps helpful to approach the audience of a research paper in the same way one would when preparing for an oral presentation. Often, one changes her style, tone, diction, etc., when presenting to different audiences. So it is with writing a research paper (In fact, you may need to transform your written work into an oral work if you find yourself presenting at a conference someday).