The research question

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Learning objectives

This module identifies the process in the formulation of research questions, and identification of key and relevant vocabulary. By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Design a research question that applies the six properties of a good research question as identified by Foss and Waters (see the background reading in Module 1.1 and watch the video in Module 1.2.

Applying the content to your resource log

As you progress through this module, consider, and refer to the requirements of the resource log and apply your learning to each question.

Resource Log

Your research question (15 marks)

  1. Write ONE research question for your area of research demonstrating the 6 properties identified by Foss & Waters [See Module 1].
  2. List your theoretical construct/s from within your question and discuss their recognisability.
  3. Explain how your research question addresses the remaining four properties identified by Foss & Waters: Transcends the data, Significance, The capacity to surprise, Robust.