Project #55583 - Creative writing essay

Development of Research Question Work through the steps from the Bedford Research Room to narrow a topic and identify a research question that can be supported by evidence from scholarly journals. Link to Bedford Research Room: http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/Catalog/static/bsm/researchroom/question/develop.asp Topic: What is your overall topic of interest? (topic could relate to work, hobbies, relationships, world events, community issues, etc.; What is something that interests you that you would like to know something about - not to convince someone of something you already think or feel, but what would you like more information about?). Note that for the purposes of this paper choose a topic within either Social/Civic or Science/Description breadth areas. Step 1: Think about your readers. This step helps identify the significance of your research. To whom is your research important and why? Write your responses to the questions identified in the Bedford Research Room about the reader: Why will my readers care about this issue? What will my readers want or need to know about this issue? What do my readers already know about this issue? What do I want my readers to learn about the issue? If I am trying to persuade my readers of something, how easily will they be persuaded? What will my readers use my writing for? Step 2: Consider the perspective you will take in approaching your topic. For a research paper that examines what scholars are saying about your topic, you will want to focus on the roles of inquirer, reporter, and interpreter. As a review of the literature, you will in some ways touch on each of these as you develop your question as an inquirer, review the literature on that question as a reporter, and analyze the information and bring it together as an interpreter. Reflect on your topic from each of these three perspectives. Step 3: Develop a list of possible questions on your topic using the suggested words of what, why, when, where, who, and how and also the words would, should, or could. Use the examples to help guide you and stimulate your thinking. Step 4: Using the information on research questions on pages 332-334 in A Writer's Reference, write three possible research questions on your topic. Step 5: Review your questions for their clarity and scope. Will the question point you to specific information on your topic? Will you be able to find enough information on the topic? Is it so broad that you will get hundreds or even thousands of articles on the topic? Could you write approximately six to eight pages of information that scholars are writing about on this question about your topic? Pay attention to the clarity of your words. Step 6: Conduct a preliminary search. You will need to use Ottawa's online library databases for your research. Read pages 334-357 in A Writer's Reference . What sources will be most helpful to you in looking for information on your topic? How can you begin to think about evaluating your sources? What key words will you use to search for information? From your preliminary search, will you need to revise your research question? Conclusion: Reflect on how your topic and research question demonstrate thinking from a scientific perspective. You will not be conducting original research of an experiment, but how do you see your research and writing demonstrate the scientific method of acquiring knowledge? Use the above to guide you in writing two to three pages that reflect your thinking through the six steps of developing a research question. Note the need to include your reflections on how your research question and your approach to gathering information demonstrate scientific thinking. The requirements for the paper are as follows: No formal cover page is required. Paper can be informal in style, addressing each of the six steps in developing the research question. Include an introduction to identify your topic and a conclusion to reflect on how your research and writing will demonstrate methods of scientific thinking. 2-3 pages in length Double-spaced 1" margins on all sides 12 point Times New Roman font APA format

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