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A few days ago I asked "How much money would we save from going vegan?", however the question got closed for being "too-broad". Somewhere else it was said that "there might be several good questions in there that could be asked separately."

Since:

  • I'm kind of new to the StackExchange model, especially applied to social sciences (since Stack Overflow matter is less prone to "open questions")
  • I'm not a native english speaker, and this has sometimes a HUGE impact on SE

Could you please be so kind to help me to understand how can I make good questions from the one I linked? You can also post questions yourself since I don't own property rights on this subject.

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    FWIW, for a non-native speaker, you have pretty good english. Better than some native speakers I know. Sometimes the phrasing is odd, but it's almost always grammatically correct.
    – Riker
    Feb 14 '17 at 18:46
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The main problem may lie here:

Are there any scientific publications trying to estimate ... one or more of the following

You've started to answer the question (partially) within the question itself, by describing the factors which contribute to a financial savings. As I initially read it, you seemed to be asking for research which looked into the medical savings, or into longevity, or into reduced drug use, or into reduced disability levels, or other large-scale societal impacts. (And that's quite a lot!)

I see a couple possible ways to rephrase your question.

  1. Simple: What are the public health factors that influence the cost savings from a large-scale transition to vegan? Since you've indicated an interest in answering it yourself, you can then list the various factors in the answer and list a bunch of references to back it up!

  2. Ask lots of individual questions:

    • What are the estimated public health cost savings from reduced cardiometabolic disease incidence resulting from a large-scale vegan transition?
    • What are the estimated public health cost savings from longer life spans resulting from a large-scale vegan transition?
    • What are the estimated public health cost savings from reduced drug use and disability incidence resulting from a large-scale vegan transition?

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