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As part of your Research Plan, you must draft a research question for your research paper. A research question, which is more specific and focused than a general topic, is the question that you will answer in your paper. For example, if your general area of interest is Social Security, a potential research question might ask, “How might low-income families save more money under a reformed Social Security plan that includes personal retirement accounts?” As you develop a research question, keep in mind that you will research sources with both supporting and differing viewpoints. Do not select a narrow or one-sided issue that will limit your research; instead, develop a research question that lends itself to further exploration and debate. What is your topic or area of interest?
In what ways is this topic appropriate for a persuasive essay?
My topic area of interest is Early media exposure and its effects of mental health.
What is your research question?
What are the mental and physical effects of Early Exposure to Media (Television, Internet, and Radio) for children? How is your research question significant or relevant to the wider community?
My research question is relevant to the wider
community because there have been many concerns from parents, educators, and doctors regarding early exposure to media. Many believe Media is to blame for Behavioral issues such as ADHD and ODD. What background information provides the preliminary grounds for your research?
The background information that provides the
preliminary grounds for my research are statistics and interviews previously done with my children’s pediatricians and therapists over the last 3 years.
What are some expert or authoritative sources of information for your topic?
I plan to use articles, statistics, and first-hand accounts from pediatricians, psychologists, educators, as...
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