There are many things in the world that I am not an expert in, but at least have a vague idea where to start looking for resources/examples. There are also many subjects where getting the information I need is eminently doable and probably just a quick google search for appropriate keywords, but I have no idea what those keywords might be.
So if I were to post a question about where to find resources on/examples of a real world subject for the purposes of further research pertaining to the world building I'm doing, would that be on topic?
For those needing more context: a question that falls into this category of 'Too real for worldbuilding SE but I have no idea where to start' is a question about real-world examples of psychiatric therapeutical practice. The worldbuilding aspect is that I'm making a care home for defunct AIs (It's a Thomas the Tank Engine parody. Don't judge me), but the actual question is about where I can find real-world examples of or information on certain therapeutical practices (giving patients fake work that makes them feel as though they're engaging in something important to them), if it is in fact a real-world thing.
The question itself could probably be boiled down into a question for a different SE (If only I had the first clue about the right terminology) without any of the world building elements, but the context for the question is definitely worldbuilding which might not go down so well on the psychology and neuroscience SE.
Are such questions on topic?