Essay on Research Plan

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Research Plan

As part of your research plan, you must first draft a research question for your research paper that will guide the rest of your writing.

A research question, which is more specific and focused than a general topic, is the question that your research paper will be answering. For example, if your general area of interest is Social Security, a possible research question might ask “How could low-income families save more money if the United States had a reformed Social Security plan that included personal retirement accounts?”

As you develop a research question, keep in mind that you will need to research sources to support your topic. Do not pick a one-sided question that will limit your research. Instead, develop a research question that lends itself to further exploration and debate—a question you genuinely want to know the answer to. Try to pick a research question that is not too broad (covering too much) or too narrow (covering too little). It should be broad enough to be discussed in a short research paper.

What is your general topic or area of interest?
Hate Crimes
What is it about your general topic of interest that interests you?

Being someone who has experienced this it bugs me more than anything to see happen to another person.
What questions do you have about the topic that you would like to investigate? List them.

How many hate crimes are reported in the US yearly?
Which is the most common hate crime, against what type of group?
What are some reasons, and or why hate crimes happen. Children raise?

Would any of the questions you listed about the topic make a good subject for a research paper? Pick or adapt one question and make it into a research question.

How many hate crimes are reported in the US yearly?

That question would bring a lot of information, some of which the majority of American people don’t know.
Why do you think this research question is appropriate for a research paper?

The question is what will make me able to write a paper…