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1.2 Research question

Turn the issue into a research question

Once you have identified the issue and gained a better understanding of citizens' concerns around it, it is time to translate this concern into a research question which could be answered over the course of the project.

It could be difficult for lay people to translate a worry into a research question. Your role, as part of the project team, is to support them in this process, by providing the necessary knowledge and resources or suggesting a set of possible research questions based on your conversations with them. A collaborative workshop or an online public voting tool could help make the final selection.

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You can use a combination of methods to identify the most concerning issue. Each of them will be most suitable for achieving certain purposes.

Bottom-up selection of the research question through the ONLINE VOTING TOOL

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Co-creating possible research questions through the QUESTION FORMULATION CANVAS

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