A research question is a term being used in research writing. Generally, it refers to the central consideration of any piece of research. In both quantitative and qualitative research, the formulation of a research question determines the scope, methods, and data that will be used. A research question consolidates all of the information a writer wants to find out in a single cohesive sentence.
In regards to the present discussion, the TED talk “The danger of a single story” would be an excellent source for forming research questions. Inspired by the ideas of the speaker, a potential question for research can be, “How does early childhood reading influence a person’s perception of popular literature?”. This question uses specific words to define the scope and limitations of research while also making clear the central themes of the discussion.