Research Question/Statement

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Leo Reynolds

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Leo Reynolds

Activity

1. Use the following question and statement templates to help further define your research topic. Try out different template formats to help you discover the kind of question/argument you are attempting to address.

Experiment with several Research Question templates.

  • How does ___________________ affect __________________?
  • What is the result of _____________________?
  • What is the cause of _____________________?
  • What is the effect of _____________________?
  • When _____________ occurs, what happens to ____________?
  • What should be done about ___________________?

Try several of the Research Statement templates.

  • By examining _____________________, I will show _______________________.
  • Investigating how _____________ does _____________ reveals ________________.
  • Exploring _______________ is important because __________________________.
  • Using _____________ to analyze _______________, I will argue ________________.
  • By researching ________________, I will demonstrate ________________________.
  • ___________________ should be done to address/improve ____________________.

2. Share-out: Choose one of your questions or statements and post to the comments thread.

 

33 thoughts on “Research Question/Statement

  1. Thomas Wheeless

    By researching the current methods of measuring ship draft I will demonstrate that there is technology currently available that can be used as a basis for our new design.

  2. Punit N Dave

    By researching the fluid dynamics of the rotation flow in a Tesla disk turbine, I will demonstrate knowledge of three dimensional dynamic fluid between equal disk plains. .

  3. Ryan Atkinson

    How does lowering the overall ride hide of the formula frame effect the change in placement of the rear push rod suspension uprights?

  4. Dareni Farrar

    What is the effect of propeller power distribution on the responsiveness from the ASV to GPS guidance?
    Improvements to the design of the gimbal should be done to address/improve surface capability of the LIDAR.

  5. Emily McClellan

    How does a Dual-Clutch affect the efficiency of the car’s transmission?
    Exploring a control strategy is important because we need the electrical and mechanical components of the dual-clutch transmission to function properly.

  6. Robert King

    How does the variance in ship draft measurement affect the decision to venture into areas of uncertain depth allowance?

  7. Dara Emami

    How does the additional weight of a dual clutch transmission affect the overall performance of the formula vehicle?

  8. Tony Ho

    Experiment Research Question Template:
    -What is the result of having more than 5 disc in a blade-less turbine?
    -How does the number of disc and thickness of the disc affect how a blade-less turbine perform?
    -What is the effect of different fluid on the blade-less turbine?

  9. joshua mazzacua

    How does implementing a double clutch transmission affect overall efficiency of a sports car?

  10. Ben Weatherford

    Weight shedding in the frame should be done to address/improve the overall handling of the formula car.

  11. Anthony Ball

    What affect does the thickness of the disks have on the performance of the bladeless turbine?

  12. Anthony S.

    Experiment with several Research Question templates.
    How does disc spacing affect the performance of the tesla turbine?

    What is the result of adding more discs to the turbine?

    What is the cause of turbulent flow in a turbine?

    What is the effect of the RPM on the turbines efficiency?

    When turbulent flow occurs, what happens to the efficiency?

    What should be done about the current material of the turbine?

  13. Dustin Whiddon

    * What is the effect of vibrations on the driver of a BAJA car.
    * Exploring design failure is important because it leads to future improvements in the design.

  14. Steven Garner

    Designing a dual clutch transmission should be done to improve the SAE formula car’s efficiency in competition.

  15. Jared Brooks

    Exploring the use of a dual clutch is important because it will provide a competitive edge for the formula SAE competition.

  16. Edward Conley

    How does vibration affect payload?
    What is the result of vibrations?
    What is the cause of vibrations?
    What is the effect of gravity?
    When 30 gravitational forces occur what happens to the payload?
    What should be done about vacuum testing?

  17. Dan Gregor

    •Exploring acceleration is important because it will greatly aid and provide a competive edge for a SAE formula car in the SAE competition.

  18. Jonathan Holley

    Research Question/Statement:

    • What is the cause of calculating the draft from a ship?
    • What should be done about the current method of calculating ship drafts?
    • How does a ship’s draft affect where the ship can travel?
    • What is the effect of water density on calculating ship drafting?

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