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Research Help

This guide is a tutorial covering the basics of the academic research process.

Consider the following checklist when developing a research question:


check markIs it an open-ended question?​

check markIs it appropriate in scope? Focused and narrow enough for your project or paper?

check markDoes it suggest factors that can be measured?​

check mark​Is it relevant to my audience?

check markIs answering the question manageable, and can I find and access enough documents, statistics, or persons to provide information to develop and support my ideas?​

check markIs the topic of interest to me?​