Now that you understand the importance of careful topic selection and choosing a manageable topic on a subject that really interests you, let's take a little time to specifically address the concept of the research question. 'What is a research question' you might ask? The research question is the end-result of linking observations with concepts that promote further inquiry (research). A good research question is surprisingly difficult to construct, and without a good one, you'll find that researching your topic will become a burdensome task. We have established already that we want to avoid that, so let's see what it takes to write a good one.
This module will explain the importance of careful thought in drafting a research question, and some tips and advice you can use in developing your own question.
After completing this module, you should be able to:
Please complete the following activities: