This question about whether (in this case statistical) research always needs a hypothesis made we wonder: Are questions about research methodology on topic?
In general, questions on specific research problems are considered off-topic and frequently migrated to the respective 'sister site' that deals with substantive problems (e.g. biology.se).
Does this rule also apply to research methods (as opposed to substance)? For some issues related to statistical methods, crossvalidated.se seems a more appropriate place. For other, mostly qualitative or experimental methods, there is no dedicated 'sister site' (but perhaps physics.se accepts questions on experiment design).
Note that I wrote 'methods' and not 'process'. Process might include things that are clearly on-topic here, such as how to frame a research problem in a particular kind of publication, funding, collaboration etc. Whether the linked question is really about methods or process is a separate but also relevant issue.