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Framework of Problem-Based Research: A Guide for Novice Researchers on the Development of a Research-Worthy Problem

Framework of Problem-Based Research: A Guide for Novice Researchers on the Development of a Research-Worthy Problem,Timothy J. Ellis,Yair Levy

Framework of Problem-Based Research: A Guide for Novice Researchers on the Development of a Research-Worthy Problem   (Citations: 1)
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This paper introduces the importance of a well-articulated, research-worthy problem statement as the centerpiece for any viable research. The aim of this work is to help novice researchers under- stand the value of problem-based research by providing a practical guide on the development of a well articulated and viable statement of a research-worthy problem as the starting point for all research. Additionally, this paper explores the interaction of the problem with the other funda- mental elements of scholarly research including the research topic, goals, research questions, methodology, results, and conclusions. Scaffolding for articulating a 'research-worthy problem' is provided in the form of a deconstruction of the expression into definitions of its component terms, followed by a discussion of what is not a research-worthy problem. A roadmap on locating problems that could support scholarly research is provided. The theoretical foundation is placed into practice by examining some problem statements and proposing a template for crafting an effective statement.
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