Start with Questions

Questions drive research. The most rewarding research projects start with questions you care about and want to explore. Check out our quick video tutorial on developing a research question:

ondemand_video Strategy: Map out your ideas


Take a look at these student examples before you give it a try yourself:

Example question maps

Give it a try:

Before you search, start by brainstorming a concept map full of questions. Write down all the questions you hope to be able to answer in your project as well as other questions you may be curious about. This work will pay off when you use these questions to generate great searches later!

Want to see what other student researchers are exploring?

ondemand_video Strategy: See what your fellow Bruins are doing

Find out how UCLA students are exploring their passions through research:

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