Pyramid of Questions

A Pyramid of Questions is a compilation of all the questions that arise as your project proceeds. (The term pyramid is used because later questions build on earlier ones). In order to review the Pyramid as a whole from time to time, you should compile it in a part of your notebook or PPD workbook separate from the Freewriting, personal reflections, and other notes. In the Pyramid include the initial questions—general and specific—for your projects, successive variants of your Governing Question, questions that arise during research on Background Information, possible questions to ask your Initial Guides, questions needing research that emerge through Mapping and teasing out of Component Propositions, and so on. These questions could be crossed out when no longer central to your evolving project, checked when satisfactorily addressed, and asterisked when given high priority.

(See Phase C)