Practice-based questions

Practice-based questions: Why develop a question?

All researchers need to be able to develop their own questions, either on their own or working in a group. These pages will help you to:

  • Identify the types of questions that arise from areas of practice
  • Develop a focused practice-based question
  • Recognise how research studies reflect practice-based questions that are of interest to practitioners

If you understand the components of a practice-based question, you will recognise how researchers focus these even further into investigative questions that form the starting point of a research study. Categorising questions and focusing them clearly will lead you to the right types of study to fill your knowledge gap. 

Pages developed with the help of Jamie Frankis, Lesley Price, Pauline Hamilton, and Ima Jackson of the School of Health and Life Sciences, GCU