Developing Research Questions A Guide for Students, Researchers and Practitioners

ISBN-10: 1403998159
ISBN-13: 9781403998156
Edition: 2008 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
Authors: Patrick White
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Description: A guide to generating, formulating and refining research questions, this book takes the reader through the processes involved in developing 'researchable' questions, from initial ideas or broad topics. Common problems and mistakes are identified and  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

A guide to generating, formulating and refining research questions, this book takes the reader through the processes involved in developing 'researchable' questions, from initial ideas or broad topics. Common problems and mistakes are identified and the links between research questions and research design are discussed.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Why should you read a book on research questions?
Who is this book for?
How should I use this book?
The structure of the book
Where do research ideas come from?
Curiosity and surprise: the basis of inquiry
The role of the literature: knowing the field
The role of theory
'Practical' stimuli for research questions
Summary
Further reading
What makes a research question?
Research topics, aims and objectives
The form of questions and their content
Question types
Hypotheses
Summary
Further reading
What makes a question 'researchable'?
The 'researchability' of questions
A question of language
A question of resources
Summary
Further reading
Questions, methods and indicators
Questions as the starting point of research
The importance of research design
Operationalizing concepts
Summary
Further reading
Answering research questions: claims, evidence and warrant
The structure of arguments
Claims
Data and evidence
Warrant
Alternative hypotheses
Summary
Further reading
Afterword
Bibliography
Index

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