As you may have noticed from the activities, it is possible for a research question to be well-defined but not open-ended, or open-ended but not well-defined. The best research questions are both open-ended AND well-defined.

The bottom line: Choosing a research question helps Val clarify her information need because she now knows that she needs to find information that answers her question.

Answer the following quiz question to check your understanding of this concept.

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Which THREE questions would be the most appropriate research questions? Choose the three best answers.

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