Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: May 23, 2017     Views: 63

The Library has databases and suggested statistics websites you can use to support your hook and anchor problem statement. 

A refresher from the DBA Doctoral Study Rubric and Handbook: 

The hook should be a succinct WOW statement to catch the reader’s attention.

An anchor comprises a number, percentage, dollar value, ratio, index, etc.

Both your hook and anchor are supported by peer-reviewed or government citation 5 or less years old from anticipated completion date.


Research Tip:  it is best to research and read widely in the literature BEFORE developing your problem statement. This will ensure that you are able to find research that will back it up. If you create your problem statement first and try to find statistics to support it, it can be a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack.


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The Introduction to Business Statistics Research lab will provide an overview of several resources inside and outside of the library to use when looking for data and statistics. This should be very helpful when it comes to time to find research for your hook and anchor and beyond.


Video: Introduction to Business Statistics Research

 Video player image: Link to video Introduction to Business Statistics Research

(57 min 19 sec) Transcript available upon request


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