This diagram shows how research questions can contain a number of elements and this is depicted with an octagon. This octagon contains four smaller octagons with texts. The octagon at the top left corner is labelled: Organisational context of interest. The octagon at the top right corner is labelled: The problem you are seeking to explain. The octagon at the bottom left corner is labelled: The relationship between them. Left bracket - how, why, to what extent - Right bracket, avoiding yes or no questions. The octagon at the bottom right corner is labelled: The aspects or changes that you think could help resolve this problem.