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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. 

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cancer statistics

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African American health

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Why are cancer rates higher among African Americans?

Good Research Questions Are...

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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.

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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.