How to Write a Research Problem Statement

Writing a draft of your problem statement is important if you plan to craft a well-written dissertation proposal. It is also crucial for you to start to embrace a problem-posing mentality as you transform into an expert on the research problem you plan to address. In this course, you will gain clarity about both what a research problem is and is not. You will also learn to identify and understand the function of the three components of a well-written problem statement.

Who this course is for: This course is for individuals who are in the early stages of writing a dissertation or thesis proposal.

This course includes:

  • 4 lessons with 1 hour of guided instruction
  • 1 mindfulness exercise
  • 24/7, unlimited access upon purchase

You’ll learn:

  • What a research problem actually is
  • The three components of a research problem statement
  • How to write a research problem statement
  • How to use your research problem statement to guide your search of the literature

Throughout this course, an experienced dissertation coach explains and models:

  • How to write a compelling research problem statement
  • How to consider and write about your research problem’s context, knowledge gap, and significance
  • How to help your reader understand what the research problem is and why it matters
  • How to frame (not just name) the knowledge gap statement

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