Creating the research questions is key to designing a study: Research questions â€œmust have both substance–for example, What is my study about?â€”and formâ€”for example, Am I asking a â€˜who, â€˜what,â€™ â€˜where,â€™ â€˜why,â€™ or â€˜howâ€™ question? . . . The form of the question can provide an important clue regarding the appropriate research method to be usedâ€ (Yin, 2014, p. 11). In this Discussion, you will create research questions and evaluate the extent to which they align with other components of your Prospectus, and, ultimately, Proposal.
To prepare for your Discussion, review the Dissertation resources in this weekâ€™s Learning Resources.
Pay particular attention to specific examples of problem statements. Also, go to the Walden Library webpage “Dissertations,” find at least two Walden Dissertations from SPPA completed in the past year, and read the problem statements, purpose, and research questions for each.
Post by Day 3 your Dissertation topic, problem statement, purpose, and at least two research questions. Explain what you learned from your required readings and Walden Dissertations, on problem and purpose statements and formulating research questions that flow logically from these. Summarize the ways all of these sections are aligned and why that is required for quality and rigorous dissertation research.