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Doing Research in Music: 3. Determining Research Questions

Step by Step guide to Writing a Research Paper in Music

Step 3: Determining Research Questions

1. Re-visit and re-frame your questions from Step 1: 

  • What is the main question am I answering with this piece of writing? 
  • What do I already know, and what do I still need to find out? 
  • What might the different sections of the paper look like? 
  • How much time do I have?

2. Make a list of terms you will use in your search.