Clarifying the research question and answering questions as to the significance of the research project (the “so what?” question):
When developing your research question, Booth et al (2008 ) suggest a four-step process, begin with a broad topic, add a conceptual question, explain its conceptual significance and outline the potential practical application.
By using the following template:
“I am studying X topic because I want to find out why/how Y occurs, in order that my reader understands more about Z so that they might be better able to do A” (Ibid, p.61).
The research question this thesis seeks to answer is:
Timeframe: why the period (chosen)is relevant:
Type of media analysed:
Acknowledgement of the limitations of the methodological approach
Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G. and Williams, J. M. (2008) The Craft of Research. 3rd edn, The
Craft of Research. 3rd edn. Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press.