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Modern China: Research Questions

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One Method for Creating an RQ

1.  Name your topic:    I am interested in ____________.    

EX:  (I am interested in the Long March.)

2. Add a question:    I am interested in _______________,  because I want to find out (who, what, when, where, why, how).

EX:  I am interested in the Long March, because I want to find out why so many people died during the march.

3.  Add a reason:  I am interested in _______________,  because I want to find out (who, what, when, where, why, how) OR to understand (how, why or whether).

EX:  I am interested in The Long March because I want to find out why so many people died, and whether it was because the leaders made some bad decisions.

 

Now turn it into a question:

Did Communist leadership decisions during the Long March contribute to the large number of deaths?

 

WAB Handouts

Be sure to read the section on RQs in the EE Handbook.

Creating a Good Research Question