Research Question

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Each semester, I find that I spend so much time trying to help students revise their research questions. Therefore, I thought it would be nice to make a tool students could use to edit their questions themselves before I see them.

 

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An interesting and insightful tool, but you can only get more detailed information by choosing the "wrong answers" in a sense, also having to restart from the very beginning is rather irritating. I think it would've been better to simply put a go back link instead of having your reader have to begin all over from square one.

Anyway, there's some very useful information in here and from a technical sense and this succeeds as an educational tool for those needing any assistance with aspects of their research. The grammar and punctuation was also fine, so there aren't a lot of flaws to be seen here.

Still, I cannot help but feel that my rating and overall enjoyment would be higher if this was all tied elaborately to a story of sorts. Since this is a site for storygames, I'm sure the same message and information could've been conveyed in an entertaining matter, making it something that's both fun to read and educational. At least that's what I expect from 'games' of the edutainment section of this site, to have a good balance of both informative facts or details, but with game elements that make receiving said information enjoyable.

Don't get me wrong, I still think this is a very good tool, but it doesn't deliver much on the front of being somewhat engaging in the story or game sense, at least it wasn't for me as the reader.

Still, you did well in providing some genuinely good insight that's rather valuable for those that find themselves in a rut of sorts with their research questions.
-- TharaApples on 3/4/2017 9:22:15 AM
This is a great idea!!
-- LilacRain on 3/8/2016 9:22:56 PM
These questions made me reevaluate whether or not I wanted to continue my research topic and made me feel more comfortable with the topic I have chosen to research.
-- Liya Woldemariam on 11/2/2015 8:22:00 AM
This helped me to decide whether or not my topic was worth researching.
-- Tiarra Anderson on 11/2/2015 8:16:57 AM
I think this is a good tool to help (beginning) students formulate their research questions, especially with the quite detailed information given. It's nice to see this site used for more educational purposes.
-- Romulus on 5/13/2015 4:42:10 PM
It's a good tool- if you choose a "wrong" answer about your research question, you get an explanation of why this is a problem for your research, and also advice on how to change/modify your question to achieve a better result.
I think for the "wrong" answers, I would have made the option "go back" rather than "restart," but you could always just use the go back button.
-- Sethaniel on 5/1/2015 7:28:43 PM
This was . . . Interesting.
I think this would really help those who are doing research projects. However, i'm not entirely sure if this site is the best place to make something like this.
-- Penworth on 4/28/2015 11:07:35 AM
Pretty nice, for something that wasn't even aimed at me in the slightest.
-- jamescoker1226 on 4/27/2015 11:10:45 PM
Yeah, the structure used on this site is useful for academic questionnaires like this and having been through university I can tell this is an intelligent and well thought-out questionnaire. I think your students will find this useful :)
-- Will11 on 4/27/2015 10:47:26 PM
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