# What is research problem and its components?

## What is research problem and its components?

Research Problem – It refers to some difficulty which a researcher experiences in the context of either theoretical or practical situation and wants to obtain a solution for the same. A research problem can be simply defined as a statement that identifies the problem or situation to be studied.

**How do you formulate a research problem?**

Consider 5 ways to formulate the research problem:

- Specify your research objectives;
- Review its context or environment;
- Explore its nature;
- Determine variable relationships;
- Anticipate the possible consequences of alternative approaches.

### What are problem-solution signal words?

Problem/Solution is used to present a problem and the possible solutions to this problem. Words that signal this type of text structure are the question is, the problem is, therefore, and if…then. A graphic organizer may be used to represent the problem and its possible solutions.

**What is problem-solution meaning?**

Problem solving is the act of defining a problem; determining the cause of the problem; identifying, prioritizing, and selecting alternatives for a solution; and implementing a solution.

#### Why is it important to develop a good research problem?

The Research Problem drives a study, and targeted, in-depth research is needed to fully develop the Research Problem. Research is important here because you need to know what researchers have done in the area on the topic to help set up and define a problem that exists in the research.

**How do you identify a solution?**

Identifying solutions is an iterative process: Start by generating hypotheses about how you think you can solve your problem. Then, structure these hypotheses in a how map. Next, decide which hypothesis you want to test first before conducting the actual testing. Finally, conclude: did you find an appropriate solution?

## How do you format a problem statement?

How to write a problem statement

- Describe how things should work.
- Explain the problem and state why it matters.
- Explain your problem’s financial costs.
- Back up your claims.
- Propose a solution.
- Explain the benefits of your proposed solution(s).
- Conclude by summarizing the problem and solution.

**What is the first step in formulating a problem?**

The first step in formulating a linear programming problem is to determine which quan- tities you need to know to solve the problem. These are called the decision variables. The second step is to decide what the constraints are in the problem.

### How do you write a lean problem statement?

A problem statement should be concise and include the following:

- A brief description of the problem and the metric used to describe the problem.
- Where the problem is occurring by process name and location.
- The time frame over which the problem has been occurring.
- The size or magnitude of the problem.