Reserach Question Development

Reserach Question Development - 1 EAPR250 (Autumn 2010)...

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1 EAPR250 (Autumn 2010) Developing a Research Question Post-secondary scholarship differs markedly from the kinds of projects and assignments  students complete in high school:  the purpose, audience, and messages become more  focused, more precise, and, if well done, will become part of the fabric of scholarly enquiry the  academic community weaves. In this course, you are required to produce a ten-page research paper.  The objective of this  assignment is to provide you with an opportunity to use library resources properly so as to focus  your research, target your messages, and produce a scholarly text that makes a genuine  contribution to a specific field of study.  McGill’s librarians and your professors will guide you  through this multi-step process. The  first step  any researcher takes is to pose a question or establish a purpose for conducting  an enquiry.  It is curiosity and scepticism that, in the end, lead to new discoveries and knew  knowledge.  However, students often find it difficult to come up with research questions:  they  find their questions too broad, or too narrow, or, worse, they discover that the question has  already been answered definitively by other scholars.  The solution to this problem is to plough  ahead with a question and refine it by narrowing or broadening the scope of enquiry as you  pursue an answer to your question.  Below is an example of a question one student in  EAPR250 posed and subsequently refined. Question:  Why is the incidence of cardiac arrest higher for males of some racial or 
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