Questions to ask in the Preparation Phase 

  • What research has already been conducted?
  • What theories have guided to extend research?
  • What hypotheses have been tested?
  • What kinds of research designs have other researchers used?
  • What measures have been developed and used?
  • How were participants tested in these previous research studies?
  • What participant populations were sampled?
  • What mistakes have other researchers made?
  • What suggestions have been made for future research?