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Factors that contribute to a good research question include:

  • Defining the types of data that will be collected to generate evidence supporting or not supporting the hypothesis or theory
    • This includes identifying whether the data is qualitative or quantitative in nature, and the purpose or impact of the data collected
    • Advantages of mixed research include the combination of quantitative and qualitative research in order to generate strong, well-rounded evidence (Johnson and Christensen, 2014)
  • Narrowing the scope of the research so that a singular hypothesis or limited number of hypotheses is being investigated
    • This will help eliminate confounding factors, bias, decrease the scale of the study, and increase the replicability of the method
    • Corroborated findings demonstrate the validity of the data and evidence and lend to the statistical significance of the evidence in support of the hypotheses (Johnson and Christensen, 2014)

 

References
Johnson, R., & Christensen, L. (2014). Chapter 2: Quantitative, qualitative and mixed research. In Educational research: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches (p.29-58). SAGE Publications, Inc