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MTH 241: Statistics I (WO): Research Question

Form a Research Question

Narrow your interest and decide what question your paper will answer.  It seems counterintuitive, but a narrow topic is actually easier to research than a broad one. 


cancer statistics


African American health

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Why are cancer rates higher among African Americans?

Good Research Questions Are...

Target    Deep Pit
Specific    Deep, Not Wide
Only answer one main research question in your paper.   

Instead of mentioning many ideas briefly, focus on a few points and develop them well.

students    Unique Golf Tee
Interesting to You    Unique
Consider the assignment an opportunity to learn more about something that interests you.  Research is easier and more enjoyable when you pick a topic that interests you.     

Good research tackles new, unusual topics.