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  1. 1. Creating a Research QuestionThe table below illustrates how a research questions develops from a broad topic to afocused question. Flow the four examples down the columns to see how the questionsdevelop. Then use the blank form provided below to develop your own research question.Broad Topics Pollution Learning Online Social Nutrition Disabilities Networks Oil spills Dyslexia Facebook Diets andRestricted Topic nutrition Oil spills and Dyslexia and Facebook and VegetarianismNarrowed Topic wildlife children marketing How do oil spills How is the What are How does aResearch affect wildlife American Facebook’s vegetarian dietQuestion populations? educational business maintain system helping practices in adequate dyslexic marketing? nutrition? children?Now try out your topic idea below. It is useful to work out several variations of the topic ideato see how it could change slightly and be improved or amended.Broad TopicsRestricted TopicNarrowed TopicResearchQuestionDerived from Exercise 11, in Burkhardt, J. M., MacDonald , M. C., & Rathemacher, A. J., (2003).Teaching Information Literacy; 35Practcial Standards-based Exercises for College Students, American Library Association, Chicago, p27-28.G://Publis Services Department/Instruction/Class AssisngmentsCreating a Resaerch Question.doc June 08 (Springfield College)Adapted by JR/Fenwick Ref, July 2010

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