What makes a good qualitative research question?

What Makes a Good Research Question?

A good research question sets the stage for how the methods and procedures of the study unfold.

Before you delve into the development of your own research question, watch the following video to discover some tips.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2017). What makes a good research question? [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

In this Discussion, you will identify criteria for a good qualitative research question.

Post a 2-part response to the following prompts:

  • Share a definition, in your own words, of a good qualitative research question. Cite sources to support what you have developed.
  • Present the summary of the qualitative research article you found, and justify why it meets or does not meet your criteria for a good research question.

Respond to a classmate and provide constructive feedback on his or her definition and supporting arguments. Your comments might include the following:

  • An expansion of your classmate’s definition of a good qualitative research question
  • Another article you found that you can present as an example of a study that presents a good qualitative research question

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