Developing and reporting good research questions

Course introduction and the research question

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify and describe the characteristics of a good research question
  • Explain three key ingredients for developing a research question
  • Name and briefly describe the FINER criteria
  • Describe several sources from which good research questions arise
  • Draft a one-sentence research question and 1/2 page describing the significance of your research question.
  • The introduction: presenting the research question

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the purpose of the introduction section
  • Explain what was known, and not known about the study’s topic and about the specific research question
  • Report the study’s research question clearly
  • Understand what makes a good research question
  • Use evidence based, effective writing to introduce the study
  • Use references/literature review effectively and sparingly.

Additional Resource:

Video/webinar by Trish Groves: How to develop and communicate good research questions