The brainstorming exercise guides the development of a precise research question for the research project in a collaborative workshop. Everyone should be involved. A bottom-up (inductive) approach is combined with a top-down (deductive) perspective. Bottom-up aspects and concepts are collected in a brainstorming group exercise that are relevant and characteristic of the research topic. Afterwards, the aspects and concepts are structured by finding clusters and headings/categories. In the final step, the research question should be formulated that works as a topical umbrella covering the research topic and research interests.