International Studies

How to ask a good research question

When thinking about research questions related to your topic:  find an angle! Ask the 5 W's (Who, What, Where, When, Why) to frame your question and define your terms. Think about which academic disciplines may be interested in your topic and evidence you will need to gather to make your argument.  

This blogpost has some excellent suggestions on how to refine a research question and make it into a good one!:

Bad Research Questions - P. Thomson Blog (2018)