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The Research… What?. The Research Question…. A research question is a statement that identifies the phenomenon you are wanting to study. . The Research Question. To develop a strong research question from your ideas, you should ask yourself a few of these things.

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The research what

The Research… What?

The Research Question…


The research question

  • A research question is a statement that identifies the phenomenon you are wanting to study.

The Research Question


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  • To develop a strong research question from your ideas, you should ask yourself a few of these things.

    • Do I know the field and its literature well?

    • What are the important research questions in my area of interest?

    • What other areas need further exploration?

    • Could your research lead to a greater understanding?

    • Has a great deal of study already been conducted in your area of interest? What can I add to it?

    • Is the timing right for this question to be answered? Is it a hot topic? Or is it becoming obsolete?

The Research Question


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  • A strong research question should be able to pass the ‘so what’ test.

    • Think about the potential your research could have on yourself and your readers.

    • What is the benefit of answering your research question? Who will it help and how?

  • If you cannot make a definitive statement about your research, you might want to reconsider that topic.

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  • Your research question should be as narrow as possible and not broad-based.

  • For example:

    • What can be done to prevent substance abuse?

      • This topic is too broad.

    • What is the relationship between specific early childhood experiences and subsequent substance-abuse?

      • This topic is narrow.

The Research Question


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  • A well thought-out and focused research question leads you directly into your hypothesis.

  • Hypothesis are more specific predictions about the nature and direction of your research question.

  • For example:

    • Individuals who suffer from traumatic childhood events will have a higher rate of developing a substance abuse problem.

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  • A hypothesis is a tentative statement that proposes a possible explanation to some phenomenon or event

  • A hypothesis should:

    • Give insight into a research question.

    • Are testable and measurable between two variables and how they might be related.

  • A hypothesis should not be confused with a theory. Theories are general explanations based on a large amount of data.

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  • Once you have developed your research question and hypothesis, you can now develop your keywords.

  • The use of keywords will allow you to search databases, catalogs, etc. to find material that supports you research question and hypothesis.

  • For example:

    • What effect does the use of alcoholic beverages have on the health of college students?

    • Keywords: alcoholic beverages and health and college students

The Research Question


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  • Once you have thought through your keywords, hypothesis and research question, you will have the perfect ingredients to conduct a research paper.

  • Your next step would be to conduct your research and write your paper.

The Research Question


Creating a research question

Creating a Research Question


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