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GEN 103: Information Literacy Writing Your Research Question Worksheet: Now that you’ve chosen your research topic, done a bit of background research and brainstormed your ideas, you’re ready to write your research question. Your research question will direct the research that you do over next few weeks as you look for sources for your annotated bibliography . Refer to Section 1.3 of your textbook to review the elements and purpose of a research question . Hover over the blue underlined words to read a definition in the Glossary located at the end of this document. You will begin developing your research question by filling in the table below Example of Research Question Development The table below illustrates how a research question develops from a broad topic to a focused question. Follow the four examples down each column to see how the questions develop. BROAD TOPIC RESTRICTED TOPIC NARROWED TOPIC RESEARCH QUESTION Pollution Acid Rain Acid Rain in the United States What can we do in the United States to prevent acid rain? Pollution Oil Spills Oil spills and commerce What impact do oil spills have on the fishing and tourism businesses in areas affected? Pollution Pesticides Pesticides and the bee population What evidence is there that pesticides are significantly harming the bee population?
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