Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2015     Views: 117

A research question is the question that is answered by your research. So when you are developing one, you want to ask yourself: What do you want to know about a topic? When doing research, you want to address your topic as a question for which there are no immediate answers. For example:

TOPIC: video games and violence

RESEARCH QUESTION: Does playing violent video games lead to juvenile violence?

Try these steps to formulate a research question:Developing a Research Question Flowchart

Check out the web resources and video below or contact the Learning Center (UC Students) and Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for assistance with developing a research question.

Helpful Web Resources:

These web resources may be helpful if you need assistance developing a research question. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.

For more help with developing a research question, contact the Learning Center (UC) or Online Writing Center (COCE).

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