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Hello, I have decided to do my EE in world studies - language, culture and identity with the focus on study-abroad programs and how they affect the cultural intelligence of students involved. So far I came up with the following KQ: How does participation in study-abroad program raise cultural intelligence and affect career choices of students in the Czech Republic and the USA? (second options is to look closely on how students after study abroad programmes leave to study and/or work to another country due to the effect of globalisation and loss of their national identities) I would look at this though psychology (sociocultural level of analysis), however, I'm not sure about the second IB subject to consider. I was thinking about Social and Cultural anthropology (although this may be too related to psychology) or Global Politics (which is one of my IB subjects, but I'm not sure how to connect it to the topic). What are your thoughts on this KQ? Is it too broad? Should it be reformulated? Thank you for any ideas and suggestions!
Hi everyone, In essence, I'm really having trouble coming up with a solid topic/research question for my EE. For world studies at my school, we have to do the language, culture, and identity topic, which narrows my choices, but I feel like the things I'm interested in wouldn't be evidence-based enough/have enough info for a 4,000 word essay. For example, at first I wanted to explore the evolution of French in Lebanon over the years (maybe specifically Beirut?), including the societal perceptions of it and potentially decreased usage in comparison to English. However, I was doing some preliminary research and I just don't know how I would get evidence to back up my claims/have things to write about. Plus, I don't know if it's broad enough to write on and am not sure how it would connect to a global issue. So then I moved to maybe doing something with theatre history, and became interested in the Soviet use of agitprop (basically propaganda in theatre form). But to do that, I think I would have to compare it to the same type of situation happening somewhere in the present, and after some research nothing really turned up. There's a lot on theatre being used to resist the government, but not so much the government using theatre to indoctrinate. So can anyone help me create a research question/better focus from these potential topics? Or even suggest new topics, I'm definitely open to suggestions! Thank you so much!