Having a clear, concise, and focused research question is essential because it sets the boundaries and direction of your work. As you explore the literature, ask yourself,
Brainstorming tools like concept maps can help you formulate a research question.You can use pen and paper or a free online mind mapping tool, such as
The 3-minute video below demonstrates how to create a concept map.
Credit: How to Create a Concept Map, Penn State Libraries (CC-BY)