Problem and Purpose Statement Construction

Problem and Purpose Statement Construction

Articulation of a concise problem and purpose statement is key to a successful research study manuscript. The ability to investigate and evaluate a specific problem in the industry is relevant to leaders as they can learn from collective knowledge in their prospective field of specialization. Regardless of the problem, a business related study requires the exercise of reasonable consideration for various issues in similar specializations and industries. Purpose statements extend the problem statement by providing a concrete and compelling reason to perform the study. In a business environment, the purpose statement should compel the reader to consider the research approach as a solution that will guide the study.

Assignment 5   Problem Statement
In this activity, you will demonstrate your ability to extract a problem statement from the readings and place this statement in the correct format. The problem statement is a brief discussion of a problem or observation succinctly identifying and documenting the need for and importance of the study. You must clearly describe and document the problem that prompted the study and include appropriate sources to document the existence of a problem worthy of graduate level research.

** NOTE** To begin, research publishers that could publish your Signature Assignment in order to understand the required format of the selected scholarly or peer-reviewed publishers. You can research Clute Institute, SAGE, Cabell’s Directories, and Academy of Management to name a few. You will need to research and determine the format, font, length, and style required by a selected publisher. Please communicate with your course instructor to ensure their support with the publication of your signature assignment.

Activity Resources
•    Cooper, D., & Schindler, P. (2014)., Chapter 9
•    Video: Design, Develop, and Test
•    Strangman, L., & Knowles, E. (2014).
Main Task: Build a Problem Statement
Find three to five (3-5) additional peer-reviewed journal articles that complement the preliminary problem analysis by comparing it to successes and failures within the field. Next, create a general problem statement regarding the topic of interest that is related to the business specialization of your choosing. Identify the issue or problem and the population effected within your selected industry.

Support your paper with a minimum of three (3) scholarly resources in addition to the required readings. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages (The problem statement is to be 1-3 pages and the remainder is a supporting explanation of the problem statement. For example: situation, urgency, etc.)

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic.


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