Central Texas College Significance of Research Questions Discussion
In the video in the Activity “Viva La Library” the singer sings about how he has evolved as a researcher. There are several pointers given for finding strong sources. How do you think these pointers improve research? Please explain. Next, describe a time where you didn’t follow these tips while doing research and you were steered in the wrong direction. How did this instance encourage you to change your research methods in the future?
In the Activity “The Significance of Research Questions,” what does the reading mention that a research question helps you to avoid? Have you experienced this in your own writing? Why or why not? Now, write one research question with a bias (the incorrect way) on a topic you know well, and then rewrite the the same research question without bias (the correct way). Explain why the original question contained a bias, and how the rewritten version is now without bias. How will the direction given on writing research questions in this Activity affect you in your writing in the future? Please explain.