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GNDR_ST 332 Black Feminist Health Science Studies: Develop a Question

Develop a Research Question

A topic that is interesting to you may well be too broad to use as a research question.  Background readings can clarify how scholars in a particular subject area have discussed your topic and help you to identify a focus within your topic of interest. Background information can be found in your textbook or class readings, academic books in the library's collection, or reference sources (a few of which are linked below).

One strategy for articulating a research question is to use the following questions/prompts (from Turabian, Kate L. Student's Guide to Writing College Papers. 4th edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2010.):

TOPIC: I am working on the topic of __________,
QUESTION: because I want to find out __________,
SIGNIFICANCE: so that I can help others understand __________.

Reference Sources

Search for Reference Entries

This search strategy unique to NUSearch may help you find reference sources to refine your topic.

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