SPAN 2130/SOC 2130
Coming Up With a Research Question
Brainstorming with 5Ws and an H
Try asking questions about your topic that begin with one of these words:
Why and How questions can be especially useful for generating dynamic research questions.
Start Your Research with Reference Sources
Reference sources can help you jumpstart your research project by:
- providing a quick overview of a topic,
- identifying key questions that can shape your research,
- pointing you towards other sources on the topic.
Online Reference Sources
Check the Bibliography
Reference articles typically end with a bibliography or works cited, which you can use to find key books and articles on the topic.