Friday, February 7, 2020

What Should Be Included In Problem Statement, and Significance / Contribution Of The Study?

Evening Intellectuals! 😎

I've been appointed several times to become the examiners of students' proposal defence and its quite a common problem when it comes to the problem statement, and the significance of the study in their thesis/dissertations. 

One of the significant problems is too lengthy without incomplete information. There are three crucial information needs to be included in these three sections: 

Practical 💫
Literature / Knowledge 💡
Theoretical 💭

However, I will go to each of this section to give a detail explanation on how are this information contained in them. 

1. Problem Statement

The problem statement is a summary of gaps. It should not be more than 1.5 pages for 12 size font with double space paragraph. The researcher should include three gaps:

A. Practical gap (real-life problem)
B. Literature/knowledge gaps 
C. Theoretical gap (theory)

2. Significance of the Study

The significance of the study must be aligned with the problem statement. The length of this section should not be more than 2 pages for 12 size font with double space paragraph. The contribution of the study should be given to:

A. Practical/real-life problem mention in the problem statement. 
B. Literature gaps mentioned in the problem statement.
C. Theory gap mentioned in the problem statement. 

It is essential to make sure that the flow between these two sections is consistent for the examiners not to feel any missing links. 👻

- Doc Phat 😎

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