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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Choosing a Topic
Taking the time to carefully choose and refine your topic can save you significant time and effort later in your research.

Writing Research Questions

In evidence-based practice, PICO can be used to frame a research question.  The acronym represents:

P: Population, Problem, or Patient

I: Intervention

C: Comparison variable

O: Outcome

Sample Question

Do camps improve social functioning in children who stutter?

P: Children who stutter

I: Attendance at camps

C: Not specified

O: Improve social functioning

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