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Writing 10 (Koehler): Manage Your Research Question

Reading & Composition

PIcking Your Topic IS Research


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Challenges of Broad Topics or Research Questions

Challenges of Broad Topics or Research Questions

It's very common to select a topic or formulate a question that starts out too 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. 

Research Question:  How beneficial or problematic is cell phone use for our society?

For Discussion: Why is this a successful or unsuccessful research question?

Spreadsheet - Research Questions