I have been offered an opportunity for a part time PhD in Computer Science. I have had brief conversation with the person that would be my advisor. He has suggested that I start to think of a topic/proposal.
I literally have no idea where to start, what level of detail I should be looking at for a proposal?
I have read a couple of the articles on this site like: How to find a good topic for a PhD research proposal?
These all offer great advise. Maybe I'm missing something but I am starting to feel a bit overwhelmed already!
One idea I have had is modelling student success based on different factors like: home environment, past student success, etc.
All I keep thinking of is the advisor said "It needs to be something new".
I guess any advise on creating a research proposal, picking a topic, where to begin... would be great.