ewan.morton96
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Mon Feb 26,2018 10:43 AM

I am finding it hard to come up with a detailed and less broad research question for my extended essay. My current research question is as follows: How does social media/technology affect the mental health of adolescents? I understand that the question is very broad and needs specifying. Please could anyone help me come up with a more broader research question Thank You :)
annahorta
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Mon Feb 26,2018 04:01 PM

maybe try to focus on specific ages and/or maybe one kind of social media?
annahorta
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Mon Feb 26,2018 04:05 PM

and maybe “affect” is too broad...
annahorta
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Mon Feb 26,2018 04:05 PM

try to focus on one of the affects social media has? idk..
rhorgiefsky
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Wed Feb 28,2018 04:46 AM

What type of media/tech (televison, video games, Snapchat, insta)? What area of mental health (organizational skills, social skills, potential to add to likelihood of developing depression/anxiety)?
rhorgiefsky
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Wed Feb 28,2018 04:48 AM

Try to narrow it down. There’s tons of research out there on this. If you were to go with Instagram or Facebook (insta is definitely more popular among the target group), and investigate ties between instagram patterns and development of/worsening of depression/anxiety, I think you’d have a lot to work with
rhorgiefsky
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Wed Feb 28,2018 04:48 AM

Also, “to what extent...” is better than “how...”

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