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CNX 208: Infinity

Picking Your Topic is Research

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What makes a good research question?

Consider these questions when formulating your research question:

  • Do you find the research topic interesting?
  • Is your question open ended?
  • Can you take a stand on your topic (compare/contrast, problem solve, etc.)?
  • Is your topic too broad, too narrow, or okay? 
  • Will you be able to find the resources to answer your question? 

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Reference materials (the library version of Wikipedia) can be great places to go to find background information when you're just getting started. The library has a large print reference collection, but these two databases also contain a great deal of helpful material.

Research Help

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