Formulating a Research Question
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This chapter examines issues related to developing research questions and hypotheses. The first issue is formulating research hypotheses, which involves establishing a background for conducting research on a topic, choosing a specific topic, refining a broad topic into a more specific research question, reviewing the research literature, formulating testable research and statistical hypotheses, designing the study, and writing a research proposal. The chapter next addresses the forms that replication can take, discusses the interpretation of the results of replication research, highlights important considerations in conducting replication research, and explains replication’s role as part of a systematic research program. The chapter concludes with discussions of designing research for utilization and avoiding bias in the formulation of research questions.