Study Design Questions

1. What do you want to find out (or show)? Why is this important to you, or to communications studies?

2. What assumptions or biases do you bring to the inquiry? How will they shape the research question and the conduct of the study?

3. What preliminary research question will guide the inquiry?

4. What sources will be needed as evidence to explore this question?

5. How should those sources be addressed methodologically? How will those specific methods help to answer your question?