You can also try using more general keywords, synonyms, similar expressions and related information.
Consider that you are thinking about writing about something related to neonatal malaria.
If you perform the following searches in the biomedical search engine Pubmed you will quickly get an idea of whether the topic is too broad or too narrow.
If your thesis is going to be solely based on published literature you can quickly establish whether your research question appears to be too broad or too narrow.
Perform a free-text search in a specific database such as Pubmed to see how many results you receive.
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An argumentative or persuasive piece of writing must begin with a debatable thesis or claim.
Claims of fact or definition: These claims argue about what the definition of something is or whether something is a settled fact.
Example: Which type of claim is right for your argument?
Some people might think that this is how we should spend the nation's money.
Others might feel that we should be spending more money on education.