Construct a Problem Statement
Develop a problem statement into a complete paragraph of no more than 250-300 words and cite the relevant literature that supports this ongoing problem of inquiry:
- Begin with the first sentence: “The problem is…” (my problem that I am discussing is lack of African American male educators in the field of education)
- Stated as a problem, not a purpose, observation, or assertion.
- This first sentence should clearly identify the problem to be addressed by the study.
- Succinctly discuss the problem and provide evidence from past researchers who have noted its continued existence and cite the scholarly literature that has noted the problem.
- A lack of research alone is not inherently problematic. An inability to find research on your topic might indicate a need to broaden your search.
- It might be helpful to review the resources in the Northcentral University Library, including the Searching 101 video, or schedule a research consultation. Both resources are linked in your Books and Resources for this Week
- Who is impacted by the problem (e.g., individuals, organizations, industries, or society) as described by past researchers in the scholarly literature?
- What is not known that should be known about it as described by past researchers in the scholarly literature?
- What could the potential negative consequences be if the problem is not addressed in this study as described by past researchers in the scholarly literature?
Length: 250-300 words for problem statement (problem statement must be within these parameters).
References: 4-6 scholarly resources
Requirements: .doc file