The research questions development

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Rolando Lavisto Jr. The research question Translating your initial ideas into a feasible educational research project is an iterative process. Consideration of ethical issues is essential and we will look at these in the next section. Here, we look briefly at someof the other activities that need to be carried out before the actualresearch begins. Bordage and Dawson (2003) emphasise that ‘the single most important component of a study is the research question. It is the keystone of the entire exercise’ (p. 378). Defining theaims of your study clearly will determine all other aspects of the design. This involves selecting an appropriate topic and defining a timely and appropriate research question. In the same way that clearly defining learning outcomes or objectives helps u to plan learning and teaching activities, defining your research question or project aims provides a clear focus for the whole research process. Bordage and Dawson pose nine questions that should be asked during this stage. 1. What topic (idea) of study are you interested in? 2. What has already been done in this area (the literature)? 3. What major outcome(s) (dependent variable) are you interested in? 4.
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course ENGINEERIN 102 taught by Professor Rolandolavisto during the Spring '11 term at Divine Word.

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