Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2018     Views: 273

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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