Productive Problems, Respectable Research Questions

In this webinar, you will learn processes that will help you be more successful in your efforts to develop the kinds of problems that produce good research studies and research questions based on the logic of those problems. Topics covered will include:

  • How do you formulate a problem for a research project?
  • How does a problem relate to a gap in the literature?
  • How do you use the problem to create the research question?
  • What constitutes a good research question?

The webinar will be presented by Sonja K. Foss, a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver, and William Waters, an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Sonja and William are the coauthors of Destination Dissertation: A Traveler’s Guide to a Done Dissertation. They offer writing retreats and present workshops at universities throughout the country on topics such as completing dissertations, publishing, and advisor advising and do individual coaching of scholars working on dissertations, articles, and books.