Problem Statement. The Key to Your Dissertation or Research Project Marilyn K. Simon, Ph.D. The Heart of a Dissertation.
The Key to Your Dissertation or Research Project
Marilyn K. Simon, Ph.D.
What you are doing +
Why you are doing it!
Moses Maimonides; 12th Century scholar, philosopher, and physician.
Importance- needs to have theoretical or practical importance.
What type of research will be employed?
What population will be investigated? - Why was this population chosen?
Specify the variables- how are the variables related and how they will be measured?
And it must be: clear, concise, and lucid.
There is a problem in ___________(societal organization). Despite _________________ (something that should be happening) ___________ is occurring. This problem has negatively impacted ____________(victims of problem) because _________________. A possible cause of this problem is ___________ Perhaps a study which investigates ___________ by ________(method) could remedy the situation.
"I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand"John Dewey on Experiential Learning.
What type of problem is this? (CAVe)