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Research Process: Getting Started: B. Create Research Questions

A guide to assist students in conducting research using the wide variety of information sources available to them.

Creating Research Questions

Once you have defined your topic, it is helpful to start thinking about related research questions. This will provide you direction as a researcher.

Sample Research Questions

Below are some sample research questions based on the general topic, time management:

Research topic:
U.S. college students and their experiences with time management in the last ten years

Research Questions:

  • Do male college students have more trouble managing their time than female students?


  • How many college students maintain full-time employment while enrolled full time in school?


  • What activities do college students feel consume the most time outside of the classroom?