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Q. Developing a Research Question

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Choosing a topic is a great start, but developing a research question will enable you to write a thesis statement and guide the format of your paper, project, or presentation. A research question is a statement describing the topic of your inquiry, the issue, and why you’re researching it. The formation of a research question guides the sources you will choose, methods you will use, and outcome you will create. The following steps will guide you through forming a research question. -- Developing a Research Question

 

  • STEP 1: NAMING THE TOPIC
  • STEP 2: WHY
  • STEP 3: PURPOSE
  • STEP 4: FINALIZED RESEARCH QUESTIOn

 

All above information is taken from Developing a Research Question

 

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Consider browsing this helpful handout: 

  1. Understanding your assignment
  2. Topic selection:
    1. Choosing a topic from scratch
    2. Choosing a topic from a theme
    3. Choosing a topic with subject terms
  3. Brainstorming strategies:
    1. Concept mapping
    2. Asking questions
    3. Narrowing your topic
    4. Broadening your topic 
    5. Choosing keywords
    6. Finding sources

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  • Last Updated Oct 18, 2019
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  • Answered By Melanie Rabine

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