Discussion Prompt 1: You have identified your topic of interest and itâ€™s time to formulate your research question. Your research question needs to be focused and specific.
Please make sure to state your research question completely. For example:
Unfocused and too broad: What are the effects of childhood obesity in the United States? This question is so broad that research methodology would be very difficult and the question is too broad to be discussed in a typical research paper.
More focused: How does childhood obesity impact academic performance in elementary school children? This question has a very clear focus for which data can be collected, analyzed, and discussed.
Need help developing a research question? Check out this video: How to Develop a Good Research Topic (Video: 4:33)
Discussion Prompt 3: In your opinion, which calculation is more informative to a primary care physician in a rural villageâ€”incidence rates or prevalence rates of HIV? Explain your answer and provide an example to support your response.
- Describe two secondary data sources that you might consider using for your signature assignment.
- Identify and discuss a funding source that might be appropriate for this type of research topic.
- Respond to at least two of your classmates’ or instructor’s posts. Give your classmates input on the secondary data sources they have chosen. Are there any other funding sources they might consider?