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What is a valid question?

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October 24, 2007 12:40AM

A valid question is one that:

a) has relevance and some degree of connectivity to the topic

b) is logicall consistent (ie should have only one unambiguouis interpretation).

c) can be expected to have an answer that is realistic (ie. is known or can be known, eg with further research)

d) may have multiple answers but these should be testable (ie. evidence based). Multiple answers will probably result from imprecision in defining the question. Eg. different people may have different answers to the swame question if they have different experiences and different points of view.