slideshare ppt on research

Monday, 20 August 2012

Developing great research questions

BY Earlene E. Lipowski

Three steps comprise the formulation of a great research question:
(1)Ask interesting questions
(2) Select the best question for research, and
(3) Transform the research question into a testable hypothesis.

Research is designed to generate information that cannot be gained from any other source. A research question is a narrow, challenging question addressing an issue, problem, or controversy that is answered with a conclusion based on the analysis and interpretation of evidence. A variety of strategies can be applied to stimulate creative thinking and generate new insights into old problems. A good research question challenges researchers to see matters from a new perspective and to learn something new. Practice research questions are evaluated by the probability of achieving their goal, along with the potential impact and feasibility of the project.