- what all these questions have common is that we can collect data of some sort to answer them (at leas in part). That's what makes them researchable.
- For example, a researcher can observe and interview in order to describe the functioning of an elementary school classroom.
- To repeat, then what makes these questions researchable is that some sort if information can be collected to answer them.
- there are other kinds of questions, however, that cannot be answered by collecting analyzing data. Here are two examples:
1. Should philosophy be included in the high school curriculum?
2. what is the meaning of life?