Problem and Purpose Statement Templates
Templates for Purpose Statements
Below are the criteria from the checklist that show the parts required in the problem statement. Samples of a qualitative, quantitative, and mixed study problem statement are provided as examples.
|Problem Statement | |1. General problem identifying need for study: The problem is ______ | |2. Specific problem proposed for research: 3 out of 5 chief executive officers are overweight and at risk for heart attack | |3. Introductory words describing methodological approach given and appropriate to the specific problem; “This qualitative or quantitative case | |study will explore or examine…” | |4. General population group identified: Chief executive officers from Fortune 500 organizations will be surveyed to determine ….. |
Qualitative Problem Statement
African American females remain drastically underrepresented in community college president positions (problem), despite the increase of African American community college presidents over the last ten years (Phelps & Taber, 1997). Only 5% of 1,220 community colleges (specific problem: encourage numbers, as that helps illustrate specific problem) have African American presidents (Phelps & Taber, 1997). African American women occupy a small percentage of Phelps’ figure of 5%.
This qualitative case study (study type) will describe personal and professional perceptions experienced by 20 African American women who have achieved the role as a United States community college president. (population) The data will provide leaders...