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Research Methods in Palliative Care$
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Julia M Addington-Hall, Eduardo Bruera, Irene J Higginson, and Sheila Payne

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530251

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.001.0001

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How to develop a research question

How to develop a research question

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(p.249) Chapter 15 How to develop a research question
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Research Methods in Palliative Care
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Laura Kelly

Patrick Stone

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.003.0015

This chapter discusses the issue of how to develop a research question. This question is considered to be the most basic aspect of the study design, but it still receives little attention from prospective researchers. The discussion emphasizes the importance of having a clearly defined research question before starting a research project, and provides advice on how to turn an idea for research into a research aim.

Keywords:   research, research question, study design, researchers, project, research aim

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