The purpose of this LibGuide is to provide resources for students in the AP Capstone Program who are continuing in the AP Research Course. The intent is to provide access to information about ideas, complex issues, and problems that match their interests and stimulate their intellectual curiosity.
Big Idea 1: Question and Explore
Personal interest and intellectual curiosity inspire investigation of topics or issues that may or may not be clearly defined. A well-crafted investigation explores the complexity of an issue or topic. Further inquiry can lead to unexpected conclusions, resolutions, innovations, or solutions.
Topics of inquiry may come from a personal interest, passion for a discipline/field, desire to better understand a topic, or desire to address an issue in the world.
The inquiry process involves exploring the knowledge base associated with the topic of interest, including a variety of perspectives, and adjusting the scope of the topic to the parameters, requirements, and resources available for the project.
A research topic often requires multiple revisions to ensure it is appropriate in terms of scope and feasibility (time, resources).