Coming up with a good research question is essential for any research! Whether you're joining a faculty-led group or initiating an independent research project, research questions will be central to your work.
By the end of this activity, you'll be able to:
Generate potential research questions
Refine and improve your research questions
Explain the broader significance of your research question
If you are joining a faculty-led project, you can still benefit from working through this tutorial. Learning about the process of generating a research question can prepare you for your future independent projects.
This workshop was created by UCLA's WI+RE team.
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Other Attribution Information:Authors: Giselle Burns, Kian Ravaei, Xinyi(Alex) Yan Contributors: Janet Goins, Kelly Kistner, Tama Hasson, Renee Romero, Doug Worsham Attributions: CIMER (Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research), UCLA Undergraduate Research Center - Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. UCLA Undergraduate Research Center - Sciences