Practice Set 2C

INTRODUCTION
Practice Set 2A | Practice Set 2B | Practice Set 2C | Practice Set 2D | Practice Set 2E
Practice Set 2FPractice Set 2GPractice Set 2HPractice Set 2IPractice Set 2J


MOVING FROM A RESEARCH TOPIC TO A QUESTION

DIRECTIONS – …

PRACTICE SET 2C.0 – Asking journalistic-type questions of your narrowed topic: Who? What? When? Where?…but especially How? and Why?

PRACTICE SET 2C.1 – Asking about the history of your topic…

PRACTICE SET 2C.2 – Asking about the structure & composition of your topic…

PRACTICE SET 2C.3 – Asking about the categorization of your topic…

PRACTICE SET 2C.4 – Turning positive questions into negative ones…

PRACTICE SET 2C.5 – Asking speculative questions (what if?)…


Many, but not all, of the activities included above are listed in:

Booth, Colomb, & Williams (2008). The Craft of Research (3rd edition). The University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL.


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