Research question

Specifying the research question is the methodological point of departure of scholarly research in both the natural and social sciences.wikipedia
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Natural science

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Specifying the research question is the methodological point of departure of scholarly research in both the natural and social sciences.

Social science

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Specifying the research question is the methodological point of departure of scholarly research in both the natural and social sciences.

Undergraduate education

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At an undergraduate level, the answer to the research question is the thesis statement. The student or researcher then carries out the research necessary to answer the research question, whether this involves reading secondary sources over a few days for an undergraduate term paper or carrying out primary research over years for a major project.

Thesis statement

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At an undergraduate level, the answer to the research question is the thesis statement. In term papers, the answer to the question is normally given in summary in the introduction in the form of a thesis statement.

Methodology

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Specifying the research question is the methodological point of departure of scholarly research in both the natural and social sciences. Specifying the research question is one of the first methodological steps the investigator has to take when undertaking research.

Research

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Specifying the research question is one of the first methodological steps the investigator has to take when undertaking research.

Quantitative research

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Choosing a research question is the central element of both quantitative and qualitative research and in some cases it may precede construction of the conceptual framework of study.

Qualitative research

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Choosing a research question is the central element of both quantitative and qualitative research and in some cases it may precede construction of the conceptual framework of study.

Secondary source

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The student or researcher then carries out the research necessary to answer the research question, whether this involves reading secondary sources over a few days for an undergraduate term paper or carrying out primary research over years for a major project.

Introduction (writing)

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In term papers, the answer to the question is normally given in summary in the introduction in the form of a thesis statement.

Hasan Özbekhan

The term achieved prominence in 1970 when Hasan Özbekhan, Erich Jantsch and Alexander Christakis conceptualized the original prospectus of the Club of Rome titled "The Predicament of Mankind".

Erich Jantsch

The term achieved prominence in 1970 when Hasan Özbekhan, Erich Jantsch and Alexander Christakis conceptualized the original prospectus of the Club of Rome titled "The Predicament of Mankind".

Alexander Christakis

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The term achieved prominence in 1970 when Hasan Özbekhan, Erich Jantsch and Alexander Christakis conceptualized the original prospectus of the Club of Rome titled "The Predicament of Mankind".

Club of Rome

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The term achieved prominence in 1970 when Hasan Özbekhan, Erich Jantsch and Alexander Christakis conceptualized the original prospectus of the Club of Rome titled "The Predicament of Mankind".

C. West Churchman

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C. West Churchman, Rittell and Weber, and Argyris call these situations wicked problems.

Argyris

C. West Churchman, Rittell and Weber, and Argyris call these situations wicked problems.

IMRAD

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Introduction – Why was the study undertaken? What was the research question, the tested hypothesis or the purpose of the research?

Systematic review

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They are designed to provide a complete, exhaustive summary of current evidence relevant to a research question.

Case-based evidence

Only when the research question precisely addresses the most urgent knowledge gap that is relevant for gaining acceptance will it be possible to search for and find suitable analogous cases in which this knowledge gap can be closed as exactly, precisely and appropriately as possible.

War's inefficiency puzzle

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War's inefficiency puzzle is a research question asking why unitary-actor states would choose to fight wars when doing so is costly.

Research strategies of election campaign communication research

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When conducting election campaign communication research, the specific objective needs to be defined, going along with phrasing the research question.