Selecting Researchable Topics and Questions

Caitlin Hall
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Chapter 4

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research questions Questions about one or more topics or concepts that can be answered through research.
hypothesis A testable statement about how two or more variables are expected to be related to one another.
researchable question A question that is feasible to answer through research.
literature review The process of searching for, reading, summarizing, and synthesizing existing work on a topic or the resulting written summary of a search.
keywords The terms used to search for sources in a literature review.
feasibility Whether it is practical to complete a study in terms of access, time, and money.
access The ability to obtain the information needed to answer a research question.
research costs All monetary expenditures needed for planning, executing, and reporting research.
time expenditures The time it takes to complete all activities of a research project from the planning stage of the final report.
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