Keywords are one of the building blocks of your overall research question - these are the subjects of interest that you want to write about. Keywords are often nouns (people, places, things, ideas, concepts) and they are specific.
Using our research question, "Do Albertans who are exposed to air pollution from oil refineries suffer from more respiratory diseases?" we might consider these keywords:
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You can also view a recording of a class teaching students about choosing keywords on YouTube.