Starting a Topic

By the time I start to do the serious research, I will need a research question. A research question will focus my efforts and make both my research and writing easier. For example, if I wanted to research juvenile diabetes, I might ask the following questions as I brainstormed what I wanted to know:
  • What is juvenile diabetes?
  • What are the nutritional requirements for someone with diabetes?
  • Do children with diabetes have different nutritional requirements than adults with diabetes?

I can then use these ideas to create my focused research question. Here's an example of one I could use:

EXAMPLE: What are the nutritional requirements for children with diabetes?

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