When you have an information need, ask a question. For instance you might ask:
- What car should I buy?
- What is a good career for me?
- Where should I go to college?
- What are the best ways to exercise?
- Which computer program will help with my work?
Asking a question is a good way to begin looking for information. When developing questions, it is helpful to think of as many questions as possible surrounding a topic.
- Questions starting with who, what, where, when and why in combination with the words on the top left of the form, do, would, can, and could, are fairly easy to develop.
- Questions starting with how and which in combination with the words on the far right at the top of the form, would, will and might, are harder to develop, but lead to more in-depth research.
Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #4.
|#1||Develop possible research questions for the article you read earlier, Do You Deserve Online Privacy? using this question generator form.|
|#2||Develop possible questions for your own assigned research project or your personal information need to solve a problem using the question generator form word document or interactive PDF.|
|#3||Check your question with this Research Question Rubric word document or interactive pdf.|
|#4||Check your questioning knowledge with this Quiz.|
In the next module you begin finding information about your topic. You may need to revise your question(s) as you begin your work.