Integrating Research Problems
|Research problems are often unsatisfactory human, organizational,
or social situations for which a solution or mitigation is sought.
But research problems also can focus on inadequacies or missed opportunities
in the conceptual frameworks that previously have been applied to the research
on a given topic, on inadequacies or missed opportunities in the methods
used, or on inadequacies or missed opportunities in the interventions applied.
In addition, research problems can arise from disappointing prior results,
or from unresolved contradictions in the results.
Virtually any of the integrations suggested in Lessons I-1 through I-5 can identify gaps, apparent inconsistencies, or other disappointments that might make a viable problem for further research.
***This lesson is to be completed later.
Last Update: June 29, 2000