A research question is the focused and specific question you are trying to answer in your project. It can take the following formula:
- How did/does [variable 1] affect [variable 2] in [population]?
How dId the COVID-19 pandemic affect mental health in college students?
But it is not required to take this formula. Other formulas:
- What is the effect of [variable 1] on [activity] in [population]?
What is the effect of climate change on food availability for polar bears?
- What is the effect of [variable 1] vs. [variable 2] on [population]?
What is the effect of cancel culture vs. callout culture on politically active teens?
- Does [variable 1] have a significant effect on [variable 2] in [population]?
Does anxiety have a significant effect on procrastination in college students?