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The appropriate structure for each of these quantitative research questions is set out below: There are six steps required to construct a descriptive research question: (1) choose your starting phrase; (2) identify and name the dependent variable; (3) identify the group(s) you are interested in; (4) decide whether dependent variable or group(s) should be included first, last or in two parts; (5) include any words that provide greater context to your question; and (6) write out the descriptive research question. In the first example, the dependent variable is daily calorific intake (i.e., calories consumed per day).
Each of these steps is discussed in turn: You can start descriptive research questions with any of the following phrases: How many? Clearly, this descriptive research question is asking us to measure the number of calories American men and women consume per day.
In most undergraduate and master's level dissertations, you are only likely to measure and manipulate variables.
You are unlikely to carry out research that requires you to control for variables, although some supervisors will expect this additional level of complexity.
Therefore, in order to know how to structure your quantitative research question, you need to start by selecting the type of quantitative research question you are trying to create: descriptive, comparative and/or relationship-based.
Whether you are trying to create a descriptive, comparative or relationship-based research question, you will need to identify the different types of variable that you are trying to measure, manipulate and/or control.
However, sometimes a descriptive research question is not simply interested in factors that influence the career choices of Australian university students?
In the first example, the research question is not simply interested in the daily calorific intake of American men and women, but what percentage of these American men and women exceeded their daily calorific allowance.