Statement & Purpose

Statement & Purpose



I have enclosed my completed body of work can be used for this assignment.

Part 1

Begin by locating several peer-reviewed articles from the past 5 years that support the problem you wish to address in your dissertation. These articles may be ones previously gathered for your annotated bibliography assignment or additional resources you select after receiving feedback on your topic from your course mentor.

For this assignment, create a problem statement. Your problem must come from a critical issue that must be addressed, otherwise negative consequences will occur or continue. In most cases, scholarly citations within the past 5 years are required to support the problem you will investigate.

Articulate a concise problem statement. Include appropriate published or relevant primary sources to document the existence of a problem worthy of doctoral level research. Follow these steps:

  1. Present the general issue grounded in the research literature that leads to the need for the study.
  2. Clearly describe and document the problem prompting the study. Include appropriate published or relevant primary sources to document the existence of a problem worthy of PhD doctoral-level research. Be sure to consider the following: What perspective is represented? For example, is the problem an individual level problem, an organizational problem, an industry problem, or a social problem?
  3. Consider the theories relevant to predict, explain, and understand the problem.
  4. To identify and articulate a problem, consider the potential negative consequences to the field or stakeholders if the proposed research is never conducted.

Support your assignment with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 1-2 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic

Part 2


Your assignment is to create a purpose of the study by indicating the intent, goal, and rationale for researching the problem addressed in last week’s assignment. The purpose statement should begin with “The purpose of this (quantitative, qualitative, mixed) study is to…” Use the following list to create the purpose statement:

  1. Study method
  2. Study design
  3. Constructs/variables
  4. Target population
  5. Research setting
  6. Sampling frame
  7. Sampling method
  8. Sample size (Justified by scholarly sources and a power analysis for quantitative studies)
  9. Data collection method (including instrumentation)
  10. Data analysis method
  11. Software to be used for analysis
  12. Closing statement as to how the study results may inform educational theory

Length: Approximately 1 page, not including title and reference pages

Your purpose be directly aligned with the problem statement. Your purpose statement should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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