How to Develop a Research Question
A research question is a brief question that helps direct your efforts to collect, critically read, and evaluate your sources. Going from choosing a particular issue to writing a research question involves five steps:
- considering your readers' needs and interests,
- reflecting on your role as a writer,
- generating potential research questions,
- selecting a preliminary research question, and
- refining that question.
In this guide, you'll learn how to go through these steps to develop a research question. To begin, follow the links below: