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MGT 310

Narrowing Your Topic

Broad Topic Restricted Topic Narrowed Topic
Fishing Commercial fishing Fishing regulations in New England
Censorship Censorship of the Internet Censorship of the Internet in China
Employment Hiring process Application of EEO Laws in the hiring process

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Creating a Good Researchable Question

"Developing a Research or Guiding Question" (by Arizona State University): This video will help you understand the difference between a topic and a research question. It will also help you develop good research questions.

Check to be sure that the research questions meet these criteria:

  • It is open-ended (cannot be answered with simple yes or no).
  • Should not be answered by definition or list
  • It addresses an issue or controversy and/or solves a problem.
  • It is something that you can take a stand on.
  • Does not lead you to research only one side of the topic/controversy


Check for Understanding


Research Question
Example 1: What impact do fishing regulations have on commercial fishing in New England?
Example 2: How will China's effort to censor the Internet affect its citizens?

Your question:



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Barbara Anderson, Ed.D.
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Phone: 312-341-3647

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