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Stephanie Paidas

Business & Social Science Building, Room 126


Psychology Vocabulary

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Developing a Research Question

  1. Select a topic that genuinely interests you. Look at course readings, class notes, Google, Wikipedia, for initial ideas. 
  2. Use these sources to build your knowledge of the topic, develop keywords, narrow your topic to what is manageable, and find out who or what organization are doing research on this topic.
  3.  Turn your narrowed topic into a research question. It should be a question that will have s concrete answer that you can support with evidence. 
  4. Make sure your question meets the following criteria:
    • The focus is can be covered in your project
    • There are enough reliable information resources to provide evidence to support your topic.
    • Your question interests you.