Dr Jana Martiskova
But before we give you some samples of research question, here are a few guidelines through which you can formulate a research question easily.
Take a look at the incorrect structure of each of these research question sample.
Can you figure out why they are incorrect?
How does global warming affect the environment?
what is the effect of glacier melting on the environmental changes?
In the incorrect structure, the scope of study was too broad to be studied. We have narrowed the study only to the effect of the melting of the glaciers to make the study process more precise and specific.
How are social networking sites dangerous?
How do the social media tools decrease privacy of an individual?
A valid research question must have at least two variables that can be compared together. The incorrect structure has only one variable whereas in the correct structure we are comparing it with privacy of individuals.
Can a skills development program result in high self-esteem of a teenage boy?
How can a skills development program result in high self-esteem of a teenage boy?
As mentioned earlier, a good research question should not be answerable in yes or no. it should require extensive study for its conclusion. The first structure can be answered in yes or no easily while the second structure gives way to scientific study.
So there you have a few guidelines how to compose study questions with examples of a research question for better understanding.