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How to Brainstorm a Research Question
Transcript of How to Brainstorm a Research Question
Brainstorming a Research Question
After you have selected a topic, think of ways to narrow it
Next, start to narrow your topic...hmm...
Then, write down at least 3 questions about
your topic. Questions can include:
Narrower keywords include:
...Write down what you know about your topic.
In what way?
Avoid questions that can be answered "yes" or "no."
does the government surveil private citizens?
is the impact of the "digital divide" on student learning?
computer "hacktivists" villains or heroes?
does "social media" affect interpersonal relationships?
Are computer "hacktivists" villains or heroes?
Write down what you know about the topic
Write down what you want to know
Start to narrow, then
Narrow some more
Think of words for your search
First, think broadly...
A general topic:
"Technology and Society."
Now, you can start your research!
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