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CRJ 301: Assignment 5

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Research Question

To properly focus your topic on a research question, you first need to understand what is known and believed about your topic, in other words, the scholarly consensus on your topic. Begin with reference sources, such as encyclopedia articles, textbooks, surveys in books and articles, informational library databases, reliable web sites, and statistics. Make a note of any questions or unresolved issues about the topic. These may make good research questions!

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