Ideas for research projects can come from many sources. Typical examples include results or (non-results) of earlier research, testing of theories, re-testing conclusions drawn where the passage of time might change the results.

The results of research often suggest questions for further research. Theoretical reasoning is validated or refuted by research, and many conclusions drawn by research are time-sensitive.

An example of research being a source of further research questions is in the field of Gender studies. One study showed that females in general are less able to succeed in mathematics than are boys in a given age group. These results suggest a number of different hypotheses: that girls are less equipped genetically for math, that the social treatment of girls in that age group inhibits their developing math skills, or that girls develop mathematical skills at a different rate than boys. Any one of these hypotheses may be used to design a new area of research.

Would you like to handle this response from your answer from above?

Your response was very interesting especially your example about gender studies. I have thought that boys seem to excel in math faster than girls but I never knew it was so reading your response really cleared some things up for me.

Your response was very interesting especially your example about gender studies. I have thought that boys seem to excel in math faster than girls but I never knew it was so reading your response really cleared some things up for me.

The above is a reponse to your original post to the discussion question: Here is your original answer in which they are responding too!

An example of research being a source of further research questions is in the field of Gender studies. One study showed that females in general are less able to succeed in mathematics than are boys in a given age group. These results suggest a number of different hypotheses: that girls are less equipped genetically for math, that the social treatment of girls in that age group inhibits their developing math skills, or that girls develop mathematical skills at a different rate than boys. Any one of these hypotheses may be used to design a new area of research.

All I need is for you to respond back to the first response to your original. These are discussion questions. So, therefore you have take part in the discussion by asking additional questions, giving additional examples, or your oppinion about their response!

I guess we are not on the same page. I don't think you are understanding me or what is required with discussion questions & responses in order to keep the discussion open! Thank you for being willing to try if I could explain it better!

Hi there. I think I understand what you need and would like to help.

Your discussion post was:

An example of research being a source of further research questions is in the field of Gender studies. One study showed that females in general are less able to succeed in mathematics than are boys in a given age group. These results suggest a number of different hypotheses: that girls are less equipped genetically for math, that the social treatment of girls in that age group inhibits their developing math skills, or that girls develop mathematical skills at a different rate than boys. Any one of these hypotheses may be used to design a new area of research.

Then a classmate responded with:

Your response was very interesting especially your example about gender studies. I have thought that boys seem to excel in math faster than girls but I never knew it was so reading your response really cleared some things up for me.

And you need a response to what your classmate wrote, correct?