Forming research questions and approaches

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Booth, Andrew. (2001). Health Information and Libraries Journal, 18, ,130-132.




Date: 28/07/2011

Re: Aligning purpose with research questions

The purpose for conducting this study is to determine how the daily duties of suburban resource officers can provide insight into the school violence problem that faces many schools today. I believe that the research questions that I have proposed, with a little tweaking, will help to answer the questions that have been put forth in this study. The ultimate goal is to come up with a way to reduce the amount of school violence that is occurring everyday. Tapping into the supply of middle school resource officers in order to help facilitate a plan is an idea that has not been looked at very closely.

When formulating good research questions it is important to make sure that they have only one single focus (Prasad, Rao and Rehani, 2001). I believe that my questions are formulated with a single purpose in mind. The purpose being how resource officers job duties can help to reduce the amount of crime and violence in schools. Answering these questions will be very helpful to other researchers in developing working plans to assist…[continue]

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