Where Do I Start?
What do I want to discover?
How does stress affect students at NCSU?
How does it affect their overall grades?
How does it affect their time at NCSU?
How do I plan on discovering it? (This is called your research methods or methodology)
By surveying and observing subjects.
Who am I going to talk to/observe/survey? (These people are called your subjects or participants)
Students at NCSU.
How am I going to be able gain access to these groups or individuals?
By walking around campus.
What are my biases about this topic?
As a student, I think a little stress can help motivate students, but too much stress can affect them negatively.
How can I make sure my biases are not reflected in my research methods?
Be careful of how I survey my subjects, possibly double blind procedure.
What do I expect to discover?
The correlation between stress level and how well a student is doing at NCSU.