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Formulating Research Problem. COMMUNITY RESEARCH PROGRAM 20 12. Introduction. Research problem: Uncertainty about something in the population To be resolved By making measurement. Choosing research questions. Infer. Infer. Truth in the universe. Truth in the study.

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## Formulating Research Problem

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**Formulating Research Problem**COMMUNITY RESEARCH PROGRAM 2012**Introduction**Research problem: Uncertainty about something in the population To be resolved By making measurement**Choosing research questions**Infer Infer Truth in the universe Truth in the study Finding in the study Error Error Research question Study plan Actual study Design Implement Target Population Intended sample Actual subject Phenomena of interest Intended variable Actual measurement**What is research problem?**• Question to be answered • Assumption to be challenged • Should be able to withstand the scientific scrutiny • The destination of a research Confusion is often but a first step towards clarity**Process of problem identification**Depends on: • expertise in research methodology • Knowledge in the subject area • Understanding of the issue • The extent to focus on the study**Things to be considered**• Interest • Magnitude • Measurement of Concepts • Level of expertise • Relevance • Availability of data • Ethical issues**Exercise I**Research problem will be elaborated in the background of your thesis • Read 2 ‘background’ in minor thesis • formulate (a)research problem(s) taken from our website. • Submit it during lab session

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