Assignment 1: Statement of the Problem
The topic for the Applied Dissertation or Strategic Research Project generally comes from the student’s workplace or area of interest. For this assignment, provide a brief (2-3 pages)
description of background relating to a particular research problem (or need). An actual problem should be indicated with accompanying evidence.
To develop the Statement of the Problem (as illustrated in Creswell, p. 58) should include the following APA headings (Level 2):
Administrative Stress and how individuals develop their mindset in relation to experiences on the job
This is a brief description of the proposed area of study. Include at least three sentences.
The Research Problem
This is an area of conflict, concern, or controversy (a gap between what is wanted and what is observed). Include the most relevant reference that supports the claim.
Background and Justification
The evidence from the literature and experience showing the problem exists and the relevance.
Include at least two references.
Deficiencies in the Evidence
Include a brief discussion that details the area of need in relation to the problem and the
deficiency or lack of evidence in the literature.
Discuss who is affected and who benefits.