VirtualMV/Research in IT/Research Question

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By the end of this section you will be able to:

  • Understand the improtance of the Research Question
  • Develop skills to create a Research Question

The research question should be

  • who, what, when, where or why
  • and not structured so that there is a simple yes or no answer.
  • It needs to solve a problem relevant to Information Technology, and needs to make a contribution to IT knowledge and practice.

The purpose of the research is stated after the problem.

  • It supports the problem and clarifies the knowledge that will be generated for Information Technology. It needs to be stated objectively or in such a way that it does not reflect biases or values of the researcher.
  • The significance of the research makes a statement about why the research is important and is outlined according to:
  • Who has interest in this issue?
  • What is already known?
  • What has not been answered?
  • How your study will contribute to practice?

Further reading

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