Selecting a Problem to Research


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A student is feeling overwhelmed trying to decide on a problem to research. How should she proceed?

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1. Which of the following is the most important thing for a researcher to consider when deciding on a research topic?

2. _____ and _____ should be taken into account when considering a new research problem.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of how to select a problem to research. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how to overcome the initial fright involved in selecting a problem, as well as what combining interested topics involves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • How to overcome initial hesitation
  • A technique that allows researchers to focus on interests and help create new ideas
  • One of the highest priorities in choosing a topic
  • Considerations of a new research problem
  • Ways to increase research topic ideas

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about choosing a research area and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about selecting a research problem
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about best methods for selecting a topic to research in psychology

Additional Learning

To learn more about the best ways to choose an area to study in psychology, review the corresponding lesson called Selecting a Problem to Research. This lesson will help you:

  • Know what every psychological research study revolves around
  • Understand the methods involved in finding problems to study
  • Describe the process of best selecting a problem for study
  • Appreciate the importance of time and money resources to research possibilities