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