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Glossary - research question

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The research question provides the rationale behind any empirical study, and states in broad terms the issue that the study is intended to investigate (for example, 'do structured abstracts make it easier to obtain information about a study simply by reading the abstract?'. For experiments this will be the basis of the hypothesis used, but the idea is equally valid when applied to a more observational form of study.

This entry was last updated on 5 August 2008