Best Answer

The research question is what your research is trying to explain/find answer. It generally attempts to find a way to relate your experiment with a target population (usually humankind).

The statistical question deals with your specific experiment as in how your experiment affects your sample population. It is essentially what you are trying to determine.


A company has developed a new pesticide designed to control pine beetles in the coniferous forests, but the law requires that it's effect on fish populations is tested first before it can be released. Thus, we'll test the pesticide on the mortality of a chose fish species in our lab.

Research Question: To what extent will the use of the new pesticide harm native fish poplulations?

Statistical Question: How does the pesticide, when introduced to the water source, affect the fish we have in our lab?

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the difference between a Statistical Question and a Research Question example please?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is the difference between a research question and a research objective?

the difference between a research question and objective is the question is about the research the objective is what you want to prove with the research

What is the difference between a statistical and a non- statistical question?

a statistical is a question that has a variety of answers, but a non-statistical question has only one answer. like if i say "how old am i?" that is a non-statistical question because there is only one answer. But if I say "How old are the 6th and 7th grade students in school?" that is a statistical question because there will be various answers.

What is the difference between a research question and an objective?

I think a research question is in a question form, starts with How, What, ... while a research objective starts with To identify......, To explore.......

What is non-directional research hypothesis?

A non-directional research hypothesis is a kind of hypothesis that is used in testing statistical significance. It states that there is no difference between variables.

Difference between research question and hypothesis?

the hypothesis in research is an idea or concept that may be true

What is the difference between a answer to a research question and a claim?

A claim has to be cited (Apex)

Difference between a research question and a research questionnaire?

A questionnaire has a series of questions. A question in a questionnaire is used to express a request for information.

What are the What is the difference between research and survey?

Research - diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, applications, etc.Survey - make a survey of; for statistical purposes

Statistical process control?

Explain the difference between capability and control.

Is there a statistical test to assess the difference between two ratios. I have numbers which are ratios and want to test whether there is a statistical difference between them?

You can use the z test for two proportions. The link below will do this test for you.

The difference between survey and experiment research?

difference between survey and experiment

What is the difference between traditional research and participatory action research?

what is traditional research