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The Importance of the Problem Definition Stage in Research

Why is the problem definition stage probably the most important stage in the research process? Support your answer. Please provide external sources.

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Why is the problem definition stage probably the most important stage in the research process? Support your answer. Please provide external sources.

According to Albert Einstein, "The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution." If a problem is well defined, then it means that the research is essentially half solved and how the problem is framed determines the kind of solution obtained. Often, a considerable research and analysis of historical data or secondary information is important and has to be undertaken to help define in very clear and precise terms what the problem or opportunity is. The research problem drives the stages of the research process and proper problem definition can ...

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The solution explains the reason why the definition stage in the research process is important. References are included.

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