Key need 1 Learning how to creatively and effectively use oneself in the treatment process is an important component of most forms of therapy training. This level of self-awareness is, however, often neglected in research, despite the centrality of the researcher to their work.
Formulating the Research Question
This chapter focuses on identifying and articulating the research question. Using different real-life examples, we will encourage you to formulate a research question of your own.
- Research question
It has been argued in this book that the purpose with research is almost always complex and multilayered. To be authentic, congruent and honest can sometimes feel that we are complicating things even further. How can we describe the root of the question, especially if research is assumed to become part of the discovery?
To clearly identify and articulate the research question is often, as Moule and Hek (2011: 78) argue, ‘one of the most difficult stages in the research process’. Finlay and Ballinger (2006) concur, saying how difficult it ...