LIBS 110 Research Question Flowchart
*Before you begin: watch the Module 2 Lecture Video and complete all other Module 2 assignments
Pick a topic you like from the Information Literacy Research Guide – you’ll be researching this same topic for the rest of the semester!
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Is it an information literacy topic?
YES NO -> Do not move ahead until you connect it to Information Literacy
Is it a Social Sciences Research Question or a Humanities Research Question? (this is addressed in the lecture) Your research question can be either one! Go to the section below that best matches your topic.
If Social Sciences:
Does it have a specific population (like males, females, or a particular age group) or a specific location (like a country or type of area- rural, urban, suburban, school, university, etc)?
YES NO -> Pick a specific population or a location to research.
Is the impact measurable? (Test scores, percentages, depression rates, change over time, comparative statistics, etc.)
YES NO -> Identify the ways your research question could be measured.
Check your research question with the components provided in “Formulating a Good Research Question.” If you have met the requirements, move on to completing the Research Question Assignment. If you have additional questions, contact your Instructor.
OR, If Humanities:
Are you researching historical aspects of a topic? If so, what is the time period? Does it take place in a particular location? Impact a particular population group?
Are you researching a specific experience or perception of a current population group? If so, think about the phenomena (for example, the experience of reading news on Twitter) and how a group of people may experience that.
Need ideas? Check out the last slide in the Module 2 video lecture!