Q: How do I write a problem statement for my topic based in the manufacturing industry?
I am doing a research proposal for my research methodology subject. My topic is ‘The Impact of Technological Changes in the Manufacturing Industry.’
A problem statement is a precise yet detailed expression of the research problem you are studying. The problem statement has to talk about the existing state of the problem, the desired state, and the solutions that will help achieve the desired state. You will find more details on how to go about writing the problem statement in the following resources:
- The basics of writing a statement of the problem for your research proposal
- How to write a problem statement for my research?
- Can you give me an example of a statement of the problem in my research subject?
Additionally, you need to establish the scope of the problem. If not, you may end up spending unnecessary time, effort, and other resources on your study. For instance, you will need to determine the extent of the manufacturing industry you will cover in your study, such as local, regional, or national. In case you need to study international markets, you may wish to limit the geographies or markets you will be studying. For more information on scope, you may refer to the following resources:
- How do I present the scope of my study?
- What is the meaning of scope and delimitations of a study?
- Can you give an example of the scope of a study?
All the best for your proposal and study!