You will often begin with a word, develop a more focused interest in an aspect of something relating to that word, then begin to have questions about the topic.
Ideas = Academic Achievement
Research Question = How does family structure affect an elementary school student's academic achievement?
Focused Research Question = How can school counselors work with families to improve elementary school students' academic achievement?
From Thomson Library, University of Michigan-Flint guide HOW TO SELECT A RESEARCH TOPIC: https://www.umflint.edu/library/how-select-research-topic