Q: Can you help me start the problem statement for my proposal and also help with finding related articles?
My project proposal is on the effect of varying backpacks on the electromyographic activity of the neck and SITS muscles of university students. I don’t know how to start off and can’t seem to find related articles that could help.
Hello Chiamaka – Welcome to the forum! Your topic is quite interesting, and you have come to the right place. :-) We should be able to help you with what you are looking for.
So, the problem statement has to talk about the problem from three perspectives: the current state of the problem, the desired or ideal state, and how your project may help arrive at solutions that may help attain the ideal state. It has to provide some detail and also be concise. But don’t worry, you should be able to easily write it by referring to these resources:
- The basics of writing a statement of the problem for your research proposal
- How to write a problem statement for my research?
Also, as you are working on a proposal, you may find these resources helpful:
- How to write the introduction of a research proposal?
- How do I develop an outline for a Master’s thesis proposal?
Hope these help. For more information, you may look up the site using the right keywords. All the best for your proposal!