CHAPTER 7: The Research Problems - Coggle Diagram
CHAPTER 7: The Research Problems
Define your problem
Ask for suggestion relating to the problems
Record all suggestion
Review all suggestion and explore
Analyse the list of suggestion and decide
Where Do Ideas Come From?
An ideas which you have had for a long time and cannot wait to investigate
Survey some of the online databases
Look at past dissertations in the library
An intuition that simply needs some more detailed attention
Keeping a Notebook of Ideas
noting down any interesting research ideas
what sparked off your thought
some ideas or observation that attracts attention and initiatives speculation
interest in certain topic
Searching the Literature
articles in academic
semi professional magazines
Basic Criteria For Choosing the Topic?
Does it interest you?
How much do you know about it already?
How difficult is it likely to be?
Attributes of a Good Research Topic
Is the topic something with which you are really fascinated?
Is the research topic achievable within the available time?
Will the project still be current when you finish your project?
Does the research topic match your career goals?
Does your research topic contain issues that have a clear link to theory?
Are you able to state your research questions and objectives clearly?
Turning Research Ideas Into Research Projects
Useful starting point in the writing of research questions
Steps in identifying a Research Problem
to seek and formulate a research problem
what is the theoretical view on that particular topic or issue?
what is the empirical view on that particular topic or issue?
what is the practical view on that particular topic or issue?
Deduction Approach as a Guideline to Identify a Research Problem
Area of study/profession
General topic of study
Criteria for a Good Research Problem
It has not been investigated before
it motivates your interest personally or professionally
It leads to another question
The existing theory regarding the topic of study do not discover a problem that you want to study