Research Question - The important step in designing a research studyCreated by:
Research question is the main objective of the study. It is the uncertainty that the researchers want to find out through the study. Research question needs to be narrowed down to a concrete issue. Research question should be specific to the issue that we are keen to get an answer for, that can contribute to our state of knowledge. For example, "Is the new Drug A more effective than a placebo is treating disease G", "Do supplement T reduce the cardiovascular risk". The acronym FINER denotes the five essential characteristic of a good research question, which are the Feasible, Interesting, Novel, Ethical, and Relevant. When designing a research question, we must always check whether it fits the FINER criteria.