For many, the process for choosing a thesis topic looks like this:
- Browse open topics (e.g. on faculty pages)
- Choose the one that reads best (and is still available)
This process reminds me of ordering food in a restaurant:
- Browse food menu
- Choose the one that reads best (and is on offer)
If I am familiar with the restaurant, this process works great.
Things are different, however, if I try a new type of food for the first time. Say Afghan food. How hot is “hot” in this restaurant? What should I expect in terms of quantity—can I order starters, or will that ruin my chances for a desert? What is palau anyway? Continue reading “Topic Roulette”