Q: Can you suggest how I can write a problem statement for my research?

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The topic of my research is: "Knowledge attitude and practices among health care workers in TB detection in children." What can be the problem statement for the above topic and justification?

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A research problem is an area of concern or a gap in the existing knowledge that points to the need for further understanding and investigation. A problem statement is used in research work as a claim that outlines the problem addressed by a study.


Considering your research topic is in the field of health sciences, we suggest you refer to articles in the area of TB detection and healthcare workers. You can refer to articles that have described in detail regarding the behavior, attitude, self-efficacy, patterns of prevalence, literacy rates, questionnaire-based studies, habits, conventional beliefs etc. It is advisable to refer to review articles to identify the existing knowledge and current gaps in research.


Unfortunately, we will not be able to define or give you comprehensive content based inputs due to ethical concerns; you will need to come up with your own problem statement after discussion with your colleagues or research supervisor.


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