Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: Apr 18, 2017 Views: 5700
A problem statement is a statement where the writer describes a problem and presents an argument as to why further research on this problem is necessary. The requirements for how to write the problem statement depend on the type of degree (PhD, EdD, DBA, DNP, etc.).
Check with the Office of Student Research Administration and download the appropriate checklist and/or rubric for your program of study. These documents will have guidelines for how to draft the problem statement for your particular study. In addition, your chair and committee members will provide you with feedback and guidance needed to create a problem statement that fulfills the requirements of your degree.
- Where can I find resources to help me write my Capstone (dissertation, doctoral study, project study, DNP study)?
- View various Capstone writing resources from the Writing Center.
- Visit the Doctoral Capstone Resources website for a comprehensive listing of resources and program-specific guidelines.
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Do you have other general writing questions? E-mail the Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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