Although many problems turn out to have several solutions (the means to close the gap or correct the deviation), difficulties arise where such means are either not obvious or are not immediately available.
This then necessitates some research to reach a viable solution.
- , 2018 Listed below are three recommended guides.
The first from our Student Learning, and the second from Massey, outline the basic steps needed for a successful proposal.
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The third is a longer guide from the University of Sydney with examples of model proposals for both the Sciences and Social Sciences.
Learning outcomes include: identifying the characteristics of a strong qualitative research proposal including a look at the three main types.
A statement of problem need not be long and elaborate: one page is more than enough for a good statement of problem.
What are the key characteristics of a statement of the problem?