When the scope of your paper is too big, it's hard to dig through information & to write a paper with any depth. The goal of most research papers in is to seek a possible answer to a specific question. A focused research question helps guide your paper.
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If you can answer TRUE to the statements below, your research question is probably workable.
Research questions work much better when you focus on the relationships between concepts.
Let's say you're interested in how sleep affects well-being. Which of the following research questions has the best scope for a 10-page paper?
Do these meet the criteria for a "good" research question? Why or why not? (While research is needed to make a determination, we're taking these at face value.)