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    • Research Problems Chapter 4 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008
    • INTRODUCTION A research problem is a question that a researcher wants to answer, or a problem that a researcher wants to solve. A research problem is  the situation that causes the researcher to feel apprehensive, confused and ill at ease. Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008
    • In educationalresearch, theresearch problem istypically posed as aquestion. Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008
    •  It is the demarcation of a problem area within a certain context involving the  WHO  WHAT  WHERE  WHEN and the WHY of the problem situation. Identification of research problem is a first step in the research process. A research problem should be selected very carefully. The subject matter of research should be of researcher’s interest. Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008
    •  Several factors have to be considered while selecting a research problem. 1. Researchers knowledge 2. Skills 3. Interest 4. Expertise 5. Motivation and creativity Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008
    •  In addition to those factors to be considered in selecting a research problem, the researcher should also check for the following Suitable Feasible Testable Solvable Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008
    • RESEARCH PROBLEMS DEFINITION A research problem is an enigmatic, troubling area or topic which needs an enquiry to get better understanding or ultimate solution. A problem is an interrogative sentence or statement that asks what relation exists between two or more variables. – Kerlinger Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008
    • COMPONENTS OF PROBLEM STATEMENTS Relevance of the study Title of the study Operational definition of the variables Objectives of the study Delimitations of the study Scope and limitations of the study Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008
    • SOURCES OF RESEARCH PROBLEM1. Personal experience2. Practical experience3. Critical appraisal of literature4. Previous research5. Existing theories6. Social issues7. Brainstorming8. Intuition9. Folklores10. Exposure to field situation11. Consultation with experts Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008
    • CONSIDERATIONS When selecting a research problem there are a number of considerations to keep in mind, Interest Magnitude Measurement of a concept Level of expertise Relevance Availability of data Ethical issues Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008
    • Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008
    • STEPS IN THE FORMULATION OF RESEARCH PROBLEM Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008
    • Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008