Research Question - question that the research project sets out to answer.
Hypothesis - tentative prediction about the relationship between two or more variables
Define the Issue or Problem
The issue or problem should point to:
1. Gap in knowledge
2. Unclear situation
3. Unresolved questions
4. Lack of information
5. An unknown
6. Specific question to be investigated and
7. Problem to be researched and solved
Taken from Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers for Students of Religion and Theology by Nancy J. Vyhmeister and Terry D. Robertson, 2014.
Choose a Good Research Question and/or Hypothesis
when writing a Research Question
See some examples of good Research Questions and Hypotheses
How am I going to do this?
1. Choose your research method.
Questions to Consider
|Case Studies||Focus Groups||Observation|
What Is Your Conclusion?
you have discovered.
3. Prepare for objections that might be raised.
Analyze & Interpret Data from Your Research
STATA, NVivo, ATLAS
Consider making a tentative outline or spider diagram of main points and subpoints.
Adjust it as you research.