In this course, we train ability to start research process. In this stage you have to specify your interest so that you would be able to concentrate your effort from the very beginning: focus your readings and work with relevant resources etc. efficiently on your research topic!
Steps in formulating the question:
1. Why I should write about the topic? For whom?
2. Potential questions: What, Why, When, Where, Who, How, How much, Should something improve, Under which conditions?
3. Selecting the question
5. Refining via preliminary research
|Name of Evaluator||Question is intellectual?||Innovative?||Suitably broad / narrow?||Well theoretically based?||Adequate writer’s role?||Context addressed?||Will the reader care?||Other qualities||Description of other qualities|
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- Palmquist, Mike. The Bedford Research Room : How to Develop a Research Question (online). (2007-12-27). Dostupný z WWW: <http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/researchroom/question/index.asp>.Derived from The Bedford Researcher Bedford/St. Martin\'s, 2006
- The Research Assistant : Formulating a Research Question (online). Danya International, Inc., 2002 , Last updated: August 12, 2003 (2007-12-27). Online: <http://www.theresearchassistant.com/tutorial/2.asp>.