What is your research question - and why?

Armour, Kathleen and Macdonald, Doune (2012). What is your research question - and why?. In Kathleen Armour and Doune Macdonald (Ed.), Research methods in physical education and youth sport (pp. 3-15) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

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Author Armour, Kathleen
Macdonald, Doune
Title of chapter What is your research question - and why?
Title of book Research methods in physical education and youth sport
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
ISBN 9780415618847
Editor Kathleen Armour
Doune Macdonald
Chapter number 1
Start page 3
End page 15
Total pages 13
Total chapters 26
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Despite the fact that this is a research methods book, you should not assume that research begins with methods; it does not. Research begins with questions and researchers often care very deeply about both the questions and the potential answers. The identification of a viable research question is not, however, a straightforward process; the selection of questions is influenced by myriad factors including personal background, interest and skills, personal preference, available funding, sociopolitical factors and current trends. The primary purpose of this chapter, therefore, is to focus on how and why research questions are developed, and to encourage you to identify two or three questions against which the methods chapters that follow can be considered.
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