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 then 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 different 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 you topic or area of interest?
My topic area of interest is early media exposure and the subsequent attention problems in children.
In what ways is this topic appropriate for a persuasive essay?
This topic is appropriate for a persuasive essay because it asks what attention problems can occur from children being exposed to media at an early age. One of the attention issues that this could entail is attention deficit disorder.
What is your research question?
My research question is does early exposure to television and internet relate to attention, behavior and sleep problems in children.
How is your research question significant or relevant to the wider community?
My research question is relevant to the wider community because the audience reading the paper would include parents, teachers, and those working with children.
What background information provides the preliminary grounds for your research?
The background information that provides the preliminary grounds for my research are studies I found conducted by child psychologists, and pediatricians.
What are some expert or