Developing a Preliminary Research: A Checklist
|Does the research question take into account or reflect these questions?
|Corresponding research actions
|The evolutionary history or historical backdrop for the subject or topic being studies?
|Identify and study the history
|The acknowledgement and discussion of differing definitions for terminology related to the subject or topic being explored?
|Identify and explore the different uses of terms
|The generally accepted concepts, principles, and theories related to the subject or topic drawn upon to inform and direct the research?
|Identify and draw upon established concepts, principles, and theories
|The current discourse or debates within the discipline, as well as recent and ongoing research related to the subject or topic being analyzed?
|Identify and analyze current discourse and debates
|The identification of "missing links" or disparities in previous research related to the subject or topic being discussed?
|Identify and discuss "missing links" or disparities
|The formulation of a logical justification establishing the significance of the proposed research?
|Identify and provide a rationale and evidence for why