What Makes a Good Research Question?

Posted By dmcevoy on Jul 8, 2019 | 1 comment

A couple things to keep in mind when trying to identify a good research question are:


  • It takes time to find a research question that is interesting to both you and to others, is clear and focused and complex enough that it requires analysis


  • It is important to re-evaluate your question as you do your research by asking questions such as: Is my topic too broad or too narrow? You may find a revised version of your original question is more appropriate




Royal Roads University (n.d.) Identifying your research question Retrieved from https://library.royalroads.ca/infoquest-tutorials/how-start/identifying-your-research-question

York University (n.d.) How to Write a Research Question Retrieved from http://www.yorku.ca/act/CBR/ResearchQuestionInfoSheet.doc

1 Comment

  1. I see your point about reviewing your question as the research progresses. I think that would accomplish two things,1) ensuring the research is on the correct path and 2) allowing the question to become the best possible version (as you said).

    Thank you for your thoughts!

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