I've been reading a lot of questions on this site and thinking about the concept of optimal question scope.
Questions in the cognitive sciences can often be substantially narrowed:
- What type of people (children, adults, older adults, people in a particular category, disorder, etc.)
- What type of task (either in terms of a specific task or a domain of tasks)
- What context (applied, experimental, etc.)
Thus, what should we do with otherwise good questions that seem a a bit too broad in their scope?
- I've added a separate question on the issue of what makes good scope so that this question can focus on how to deal with existing questions that seem too broad.