Activity 3: Unpack Your Question

Look at this diagram:

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Use the diagram and outline:

  1. Your broad purpose in doing your research
  2. The kind of question and key language needed to answer it – What’s the situation? What’s going on here? What happens when? What relates to what?
  3. The focus of your literature review – areas of study, specific terminology, general conclusions from the literature and areas for further exploration
  4. Whether you are likely to be using words or numbers to answer your question