Research differs from hypothesis testing in that the questions asked are usually more open-ended. This requires an ability to formulate good questions that direct the effort toward specific goals while maintaining a logical methodology. A good research effort usually involves making connections that are not always obvious in order to achieve the desired results. It will also require a certain level of fortitude to stick with the problem until the results are achieved.

Below are some examples of research questions I have answered:

Average eye height of a 4 - 5 year old boy?
How much does it cost to check a bicycle on a flight?

While in school I developed a utility rate comparison tool for the energy services industry which you can view here.