Four Questions: The Research Edition
Students may approach the reference desk completely clueless about their research, almost done, or any point in that spectrum. This poster demonstrates four basic questions that can be used to help budding researchers develop study questions, regardless of their current status in the process.
Through a linear approach, reference personnel can assist in the formulation of research questions by sequentially determining the population, independent variable, dependent variable, and study approach.
While this method may seem overwhelming for a timid student, straightforward question wording can ease woes, as shown through a series of research topics across various fields.