Prepare a brief problem statement (250-300 words) related to your selected topic area that you now believe represents a potential area of inquiry that you
might pursue for a dissertation.
Remember, a problem statement uses critically evaluated findings from previous research to demonstrate the existence of a gap in knowledge appropriate to
The problem statement must use sources to demonstrate what is known and is not known, not what researchers have done and not done.
Next, you will prepare a paper in which you discuss:
1. Include a brief reflection that includes a discussion of your experience writing the Problem Statement. How did you condense the key information from
your literature review into 300 words or less? What problems or concerns did you experience during this process?
2. Discuss a research method and design related to this potential problem. Explain how this method and design would be appropriate to address the problem
you have identified.
3. Describe feasibility issues related to your proposed method/design and potential problem.
What practical considerations or ethical and legal issues would you need to consider?
Length: 250-300 word Problem Statement, 2 page paper, plus reference page
References: Include a minimum of 15 scholarly resources.