If your instructor provided a list of possible topics, you may still need to find a focus within the broader topic. See the Refine Your Topic page for help.
This is an important step because it will help direct your research by focusing on a specific position or point-of-view.
As the name implies, a research question will end with a question mark. For example, on the topic of “hospital infections,” an appropriate research question could be “Does hand washing among health care workers reduce hospital-acquired infections?"
During the course of your research, you will try to answer your research question with the information you find from a variety of credible sources. To create a strong research question, remember to keep it...