By asking a research question, you are keeping an open mind about what the research may reveal. It's very common to select a topic or formulate a question that starts out too broad.
Question 1: To what extent is social media a problem for society? (broad)
When the scope of your topic is too big, it's hard to dig through the huge volume of information available to find something relevant. It's also hard to write a paper or give a presentation with any depth.
Most scholarly research examines fairly narrow topics and looks at relationships between concepts. For example, social media is a pretty broad topic, but looking at the relationship between social media and privacy might be a more manageable topic.
There are many ways to narrow a topic that is too broad by asking one or more W questions. Let's use social media as an example:
Use how, what, or where (two or three) to develop a research question on the topic of social media:
Question 2: Will social media's use of facial recognition destroy privacy? (narrowed)
Here is a test you can try to see if your question is workable. Can you answer TRUE for these statements? You will have to do some preliminary research to really discover if all of these statements are TRUE for your proposed research question.