STATEMENT OF RESEARCH PROBLEM
The purpose of this study is to analyze … I intend to explore the relationship between reggae music and the Rasta movement. In particular, how reggae music serves as diagnostic, prognostic, and/or motivational frames through its lyrics and espouses elements of central Rastafarian themes. An understanding of the framing processes used in reggae music has important implications for …..The data for the study come from the reggae musicians themselves, consisting of the lyrics of randomly selected ..
The Problem Statement in the Research Paper
The problem provides the context for the research study and typically generates questions whichthe research hopes to answer. In considering whether or not to move forward with a research project, you will generally spend some time considering the problem.In your paper, the statement of the problem is the first part of the paper to be read [we areignoring the title and the abstract]. The problem statement should "hook" the reader and establisha persuasive context for what follows.You need to be able to clearly answer the question: "what is the problem"? and "why is this problem worth my attention"? At the same time, the problem statement limits scope by focusingon some variables and not others. It also provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate whythese variables are important.
Researcher notes the observations of behavior, thinks about the problem, turns to literature for clues, makes additional observations, derives probable relationships, and the hypothesizes an explanation. Hypothesis is then tested. Deductive:
Researcher begins by selecting a theory, derives a hypothesis leading to deductions derived through symbolic logic or mathematics. These deductions are then presented in the from of statements accompanied by an argument or a rationale for the particular proposition. In an experiment, the independent variable is the variable that is varied or manipulated by the...
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