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Research Fundamentals Tutorial

Research Question

Research question:

How does workplace automation affect job opportunities in the United States?


Planning your sources

Let’s return to our sample research question, above.

Suppose your assignment requires you to write four pages using four sources to answer this question. One source per written page is a lot, so not all of the sources must be long or in-depth. A reference source will help you define the terms and possibly even list some examples (i.e. car manufacturing robots, customer service response systems, self-checkout systems). Beyond this, you will need to consider which sources are the most interesting to you and best address your research question.