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An Introduction to Qualitative Research
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Checklist: Phrasing a Research Question
Does your study have a clearly spelled out research question?
Where does your research question come from and what do you want to achieve in pursuing it?
Is your interest in the contents of the research question the main motivation? Or is answering the research question more a means to an end, like achieving an academic degree?
How many research questions does your study have? Are there too many? If you have more than one question, which is the main question?
Can your research question be answered?
What might an answer look like?
Can your research question be answered empirically?
Who can provide insights for that?
Can you reach these people?
Where can you find such people?
Which situations can give you insights for answering your research questions and are these situations accessible?
What are the methodological consequences of the research question?
What resources are needed? (For example, how much time?
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