Hope International University - Darling Library. (2013, October). The Research Process [Infographic]. Web.
Searching the Library Databases:
Keywords can be nouns, phrases, or names of people, places, and events.
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1) Your question should be interpretive, debatable, and significant (Why or How questions)
2) Your question should be narrow and specific
3) You should be able to research your question
4) Your question will be revised as you research and read so be flexible
5) You will have seven weeks to develop a questions researched fully
Common Problems in Question Posing:
1. The Deceptively Simple Question
A question that demands a simple answer to a complex question. Ex: When did women achieve equality?
2. The Fictional Question
Ex: If Hitler had been accepted to art school, would World War II have happened?
3. The Stacked Question, or, The Embedded Assumption
Ex: Why did the Carter presidency fail?
4. The Semantic Question
A question that hinges on the definition of terms. Ex: Are all radical revolutions violent?
5. The Impossible-to-Answer Question
Ex: Was World War I inevitable?
6. The Opinion or Ethical Question
Ex: Was Truman wrong to authorize the use of the atomic bomb?
7. The Anachronistic Question
Ex: How good was ancient Athens’ record on civil rights?
From Harvard University, https://history.fas.harvard.edu/files/history/files/research_question.pdf