A research question is the main question you propose to answer in your research paper. While formulating a research question may initially seem to the easiest part of conducting research, it may cost you valuable hours if you begin your research without a clear focus. Research questions...
- Are a preliminary step of the research process
- Are specific and guide you through your research
- Are iterative and may change during the course of your research and writing
- Save you time, allowing for more focused research
Example research question:
How do female managers' work-life balance decisions affect their opportunities for promotion to upper-level management positions in Fortune 500 IT companies?