After you download the program, choose the default template (near the end of the list). The Central Topic is going to be my research question: Who are William Christopher Steen's parents? To enter your research question, double click on Central Topic and type in your question.
Research questions can be tricky and in some ways they are the most important part of the process. If your query is not carefully stated, you may end up with an unanswerable question.
Thomas Jones recommends that you ask the question about a person that you know existed.1 I know WC Steen was a real person, who lived at a demonstrable time and in certain places. While it may seem that I am asking about Steen's parents, I know they existed, too. I just don't know who they are.
The question is focused. There is one correct answer, and I am trying to find it. I may fail (as I have many times before), but the question can be answered.
Next up: Evaluate the evidence you already have.
1Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof, (Arlington, Va. : National Genealogical Society, 2013) Purchase at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/mastering_genealogical_proof or the Kindle edition at http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Genealogical-Proof-Thomas-Jones-ebook/dp/B00H48MNXS.