Tips for developing a research question
Don’t put yourself in a box early on and decide ahead of time what you are going to prove; leave yourself open to what your primary and secondary sources say.
Doing some background reading can help, as can doing some searches in the library catalog and databases - What has already been studied? Where do you see gaps?
For scope, think about scholarly articles as a model for scoping your own research. How specific are they?
You can always narrow or broaden by time period or region, or by thinking about your topic in more or less specific terms.
Good research questions: