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How To Develop Perfect Research Questions

The worst part of dissertation writing, it is the actual starting of the whole task that is the toughest as well as the scariest aspect of the whole work. That is because, more than the dissertation writing itself, or coming up with a suitable introduction that is perfectly designed to draw in your readers, or even the thoroughness of your actual research, it is the questions that you are asking that really matter.

The perfect dissertation begins with the right questions. This is where most students stumble and fail: they just never get round to asking the right questions, the ones that really matter and provide answers to all the puzzles that any particular, relevant audience may be facing.

How To Put Together The Best, Most Hard Hitting Questions

This is where students need to work out, for themselves, just what their dissertation is about. It is obvious, for instance, that no one is reading your dissertation paper to ask you about how your day was.

Dissertations are not like novels or stories that people will generally read just for fun. Even the readers who do pick up a dissertation for some light reading, are very specific as to why they choose one dissertation over the other: all readers will always go for the dissertation that asks the most hard hitting and relevant questions pertaining to their topic. Here is what you need to do to design the perfect questions for yourself also.

  • Start with a general question

Your research does need to start at some point, so the best idea would be for you to focus on designing the primary, albeit generalised question regarding your dissertation, and the research that you mean to carry out. This in itself is going to be very helpful for you as it will also assist you in forming the basis of the introduction of your dissertation.

  • Give your survey some depth by choosing around 20 relevant questions

Following the central, general question, it would be a good idea to also pick up anywhere between fifteen to twenty questions that could help to form the basis of the rest of your research work. The idea here is to allow you to study your subjects in the most extensive manner possible, so the more questions you ask at this point, the better will your overall research become later.

  • Use yes/ no questions to separate out your subjects into various different groups

At times, these twenty questions could also be divided up into different segments, each of them dealing with another aspect of your dissertation. The questions could, if needed, be preceded by yes/ no style questions that would allow for greater clarity once your responses begin rolling in.

  • Focus your questions as much as you can

Generalised questions will not get you far though, and that is why you need to ensure that all research questions you design should be made to focus on one point of the research/ dissertation. Finally, yes, even so designing the perfect research questions takes time so contact Dissertation Firm for expert help.