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Developing a Research Question. Checklist for a good research question: Defines the investigation. Sets boundaries. Provides direction. Interests the researcher enough to spark his/her own thoughts and opinions. Requires higher order thinking to answer.

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Developing a research question

Developing a Research Question


Developing a research question

  • Checklist for a good research question:

  • Defines the investigation.

  • Sets boundaries.

  • Provides direction.

  • Interests the researcher enough to spark his/her own thoughts and opinions.

  • Requires higher order thinking to answer.

  • Requires multiple resources to answer.

  • Involves subsidiary questions.


Developing a research question

What are eating disorders?

Does it --

Define the investigation?

Sets boundaries?

Provide direction?

Require higher order thinking to answer?

Require multiple resources to answer?

Involve subsidiary questions?


Developing a research question

Why women more than men are affected by eating disorders?

Does it --

Define the investigation?

Sets boundaries?

Provide direction?

Require higher order thinking to answer?

Require multiple resources to answer?

Involve subsidiary questions? (What are they?)


Developing a research question

Who was Martin Luther King?

Does it --

Define the investigation?

Sets boundaries?

Provide direction?

Require higher order thinking to answer?

Require multiple resources to answer?

Involve subsidiary questions?


Developing a research question

What was the significance of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech?

Does it --

Define the investigation?

Sets boundaries?

Provide direction?

Require higher order thinking to answer?

Require multiple resources to answer?

Involve subsidiary questions? (What are they?)


Developing a research question

Controversial, Current or

Social Issue

Historical

Issue

Health Issue

History Resource Center

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Developing a research question

History Resource Center

Country

Person

Scientific Issue


Developing a research question

IMAGE COLLECTION

Picture Search

Careers

Literature

Images


Developing a research question

A meaningful question about the topic:

WHO

A meaningful question about the topic:

HOW

A meaningful question about the topic:

WHAT

Topic

My research question:

A meaningful question about the topic:

WHY


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