To Develop a Research Question, Ask...

What am I trying to find out?
What will my research prove?
What answer am I searching for?

Try using one of these question starters to formulate a research question of your own.

For example: Why do some retailers require managers to hold college degrees?

For example: How does a college education affect a retail manager's salary?

For example: What is the relationship between job placement and retail managers holding college degrees?

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Original InfoRM material © 2011 by the Liberty University Jerry Falwell Library. This tutorial incorporates material from SBU Library Research Guide, a tutorial developed by the Stony Brook University Libraries, © 2004, from Inflite, a tutorial developed by IUPUI, © 2003, from Searchpath, a tutorial developed by the Western Michigan University Library, © 2001-2002, and from TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, © 1998-2002. This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated, provided that appropriate credit is given.