1.1 Research question

  • Research questions aim to provoke new understanding, deepen existing knowledge or provide clearer explanations of hitherto unknown aspects of a topic.
  • You will not be able to advance in the research cycle without a question.
  • Having a researchable question for a paper is like having fuel to travel in a car: there can be no journey without the fuel.
  • The question itself requires formulation into a problem statement, however – a hypothesis or a thesis statement.