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Question generating process

  1. 1. RESEARCH QUESTION GENERATION Focus – What is the topic? Describe your topic here
  2. 2. Thing we Know and Want to Know Brainstormunderthetwocolumnsasmuchasyoucanaboutthetopicalreadyandideasaboutwhatyoucouldorwanttofindoutaboutit. You canusethistooltohelpwithyourquestiongeneration. DON’TJUDGEANYTHINGAT THISSTAGE!! Think we know • 40% of the world's population lives on $1 US a day • Nottingham is UK's poorest city • 10 million children died from poverty before the age of 5 in the year of 2003 • HK experiences a huge wealth gap • Over a billion of world's children live in poverty • The world has resources available to feed twice of the world's population • The cost of living across the world is continuing to increase Want to know • What could end poverty? • What are the main causes of poverty? • Why are some countries more developed than others? • Why are the poor treated differently from the rich? • What are the leading causes/resources for poverty today? Are there any solutions? • What can individuals/government do to lessen the effects of poverty? • If the wealthy gave to the poor, could we eradicate poverty? (religious ideas)
  3. 3. 10 of the Best! • 1. What could end poverty? • 2. What are the leading causes/resources for poverty today? • 3. Why are some countries more developed than others? • 4. Why are the poor treated differently from the rich? • 5. Are there any solutions for poverty? • 6. What can individuals/government do to lessen the effects of poverty? • 7. If the wealthy gave to the poor, could we eradicate poverty? (religious ideas) • 8. Why is there such a huge wealth gap between the poor and wealthy in some places around the world? • 9. Was poverty before different from poverty now? • 10. If poverty is such a big issue nowadays, why are so many still unwilling to change this issue? 1. Copy the best 10 statements/ questions from the last exercise. 2. Change any statements to questions at this point. 3. Identify any closed question by highlighting them.
  4. 4. Closed to Open Forgenuineeffectiveenquiryitisbettertohaveaseriesofopenquestions. Thesearequestionsthatcannotbeanswered simplybutinstead,needresearchandanalysistobeaddressed. Ifanyofthequestionsinyourlistareclosed,thennowis thetimetotryandmakethemopen. Closed e.g. “How can climate change be stopped?” This is a relatively closed question because the answer is simply to stop putting CO2 into the atmosphere. Open An improved version of this question might be…”To what extent can the effects of climate change be off set?”. This question requires investigation and analysis of the conflicting information that will be out there. Closed • Was poverty before different from poverty now? • Are there any solutions for poverty? Open • If poverty is such a big issue nowadays, why are so many still unwilling to change this issue? • What can individuals/government do to lessen the effects of poverty? • If the wealthy gave to the poor, could we eradicate poverty? (religious ideas) • Why is there such a huge wealth gap between the poor and wealthy in some places around the world? • What could end poverty? • What are the leading causes/resources for poverty today? • Why are some countries more developed than others? • Why are the poor treated differently from the rich?
  5. 5. Review and Improve Your improved questions here: • If the wealthy gave to the poor, could we eradicate poverty? (religious ideas) • Why is there such a huge wealth gap between the poor and wealthy in some places around the world? • To what extent are the poor treated differently from the rich? • What are the leading causes/resources for poverty today? Question stems are a good way of helping to improve your questions. The stems below are useful in constructing good research questions. Use these to modify your questions and see if you can improve them. To what extent…? How far…? Whose responsibility is it…? Should…? Do the benefits of… outweigh the disadvantages? What is more important…?
  6. 6. 1. If the wealthy gave to the poor, could we eradicate poverty? (religious ideas) 2. What are the leading causes/resources for poverty today? WordsNumbers Actions Nature 1. If the wealthy gave to the poor, could we eradicate poverty? (religious ideas) 2. What are the leading causes/resources for poverty today? 1. What are the leading causes/resources for poverty today? 1. If the wealthy gave to the poor, could we eradicate poverty? (religious ideas) 2. Why is there such a huge wealth gap between the poor and wealthy in some places around the world? 3. To what extent are the poor treated differently from the rich? 4. What are the leading causes/resources for poverty today? Your questions here 1. Why is there such a huge wealth gap between the poor and wealthy in some places around the world? 1. Why is there such a huge wealth gap between the poor and wealthy in some places around the world? 2. To what extent are the poor treated differently from the rich?
  7. 7. Evaluate Your Final Question Thistoolmighthelpyoutakeafinalcriticallookatyourquestion. Howdoesitscoreonthescales? A“good”questionwill scorehighlyinallareas.

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