Research Methods Class

Course Content
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Research Methods Course
About Lesson

Research as a discipline is concerned with seeking solutions to social problems which we call research problems. We defined a problem as the gap between what is and what ought to be. Remember we said that research is not conducted out pf here say but on a problem that exists and is well anchored on data. This lesson will introduce you to research problem. What is a good research problem? What are the sources of a research problem?

Is there a difference between research problem and statement of the problem? The answer is yes. Statement of the problem is the statement that shows that there is a need for research to be conducted. It explains clearly what is so critical about this problem. It emanates from the research problem. A good statement of the problem should contain 3 key information: Statement of Need, Statement of Knowledge Gap and Statement of Researchers Intuition. Lets explore these truths together in this lesson.

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