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Educational Leadership - Ed.D. and Ph.D.

Research guide for students pursuing an Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Educational Leadership

What is a Research Question?


A research question is a query that your research will help to answer. So when you are developing one, you want to ask yourself: What do you want to know about a topic? When developing your research question, you want to address your topic as a question for which the results will provide both new and important information. For example:

Topic

online learning and competency-based education

Research Question

Which factors have the greatest impact on completion in online competency-based education programs?