IS THE RESEARCH QUESTION TOO BROAD, TOO NARROW, OR O.K.?Select what you think is the best research question (neither too broad nor too narrow).A. What marketing strategies does the Coca-Cola company currently apply? B. What is the Coca-Cola company's future marketing plan?C. What marketing strategies has the Coca-Cola company used in the past?
IS THE RESEARCH QUESTION TOO BROAD, TOO NARROW, OR O.K.?
Select what you think is the best research question (neither too broad nor too narrow).
A. Do children sent to daycare or pre-school start kindergarten with more developed skills?
B. Do children sent to daycare or pre-school start kindergarten with more highly-developed language skills?
C. Do children sent to daycare or pre-school start kindergarten with larger vocabularies?
TOO BROAD OR TWO NARROW?Select what you think is the best research question (neither too broad nor too narrow).A.What are the 14 different disease-causing genes that were discovered in 1994?B. What is the importance of genetic research in our lives?C. How might the discovery of a genetic basis for obesity change the way in which we treat obese persons, both medically and socially?
CAN THE TOPIC BE RESEARCHED?Which of these questions CANNOT be easily or fully researched (given that you are writing a research paper right now, at the beginning of the 21st century)?A. Do the economies that result from a trash burning plant outweigh or not outweigh its environmental impact?B. Is sexual preference a result of nature (physically based) or nurture (socially-culturally based)?C. Does MacDonald's or Burger King make a better burger? D. Is Prozac a good way to treat clinical depression in certain cases?E. Is there a link between hours of television viewing and violent behavior in children aged 8-14?
THESIS STATEMENTDirections: Suppose you have been answering a research question about adult illiteracy in the United States. You have developed a fourteen-page draft about how widespread the problem is, six or seven pages analyzing the causes of the problem, and six or seven pages evaluating possible solutions and proposing one you feel would be effective.Which of the following sentences might make the best thesis statement for your paper? (Remember, of course, that there are zillions of ways of stating your thesis, or main idea, and that no version is "perfect.")A. "Adult illiteracy poses the greatest threat to America today."B. "Adult illiteracy has many causes, but it can be eliminated."C. "How can the problem of adult illiteracy in America be effectively addressed?"D. "Subsuming a myriad of causal factors, adult illiteracy manifests itself throughout contemporary American society."E. "We can eliminate adult illiteracy in America now!"
CHOOSE THE BEST RESEARCH THESIS Choose the best working thesis for the proposed research paper.A. There are many causes of anorexia nervosa. B. Anorexia nervosa has both emotional and social causes which work hand-in-hand.C. Anorexia nervosa occurs most often in young women aged 13 - 22.
CHOOSE THE BEST RESEARCH THESISChoose the best working thesis for the proposed research paper.A. Shakespeare intended the audience to question the existence of Hamlet's father's ghost. B. The appearance of Hamlet's father's ghost raises an important psychological as well as dramatic dilemma in the play.C. Critics through the ages have debated the significance of Hamlet's father's ghost.