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Questions to help develop your research question

  • What are you writing about? (This is your topic)
  • What do you want to learn more about, examine, find out, or demonstrate?
  • What do you want your readers to know? What do you want to help them understand? What work will this project do when it's out in the world?

Guides to help you develop research questions

The Craft of Research (book)

"Topic to Question" Guide for CSI 204

Developing a Research Question - Guide for International Research students at Tufts, but still generally relevant. The overview of types of questions is particularly helpful.

Formulating a Research Question (PDF) - Guide from the KU Libraries