3.6 Concluding Thoughts

By now, you should be poised to apply the 3 steps of the epicycle to stating and refining a question. If you are a seasoned data analyst, much of this process may be automatic, so that you may not be entirely conscious of some parts of the process that lead you to a good question. Until you arrive at this point, this chapter can serve as a useful resource to you when you’re faced with the task of developing a good question. In the next chapters, we will discuss what to do with the data now that you have good question in hand.