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The Problem Statement

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How to write the title of the research paper; the problem statement as well...

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The Problem Statement

  1. 1. THE PROBLEM STATEMENT The first substantial step; The light of your research…
  2. 2. As the first substantial step, it should… <ul><li>Provide the context for the research paper; </li></ul><ul><li>Generate questions which the researcher hopes to answer; </li></ul><ul><li>Hook the reader and establish a persuasive context for what follows; </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the questions: “What is the problem?” and “Why is this problem worth my attention?” </li></ul>
  3. 3. As the first substantial step, it should… <ul><li>Limit scope by focusing on some variables and not others; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide and opportunity for you to demonstrate why these variables are important </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Problem Importance <ul><li>Indicate why your problem is an important one by answering the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Is the problem of current interest? Is it topical? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the problem likely to continue into the future? </li></ul><ul><li>Will more information about the problem have practical application? </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Problem Importance <ul><li>Indicate why your problem is an important one by answering the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>How large is the is the population affected by the problem? </li></ul><ul><li>How important, influential, or popular is this problem? </li></ul><ul><li>Would this study substantially revise or extend existing knowledge? </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Problem Importance <ul><li>Indicate why your problem is an important one by answering the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Would this study create or improve an instrument of some utility? </li></ul><ul><li>Would research findings lead to some useful change in best practice? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there evidence or authoritative opinion from others to support the need for this research? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thank You… HAPPY FIESTA!!!

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