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Explaining the Critical link Between the Problem, Research Questions, and the Research Design

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Describe the critical link between the problem, research questions, and the research design.

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"A research problem, or phenomenon as it might be called in many forms of qualitative research, is the topic you would like to address, investigate, or study, whether descriptively or experimentally. It is the focus or reason for engaging in your research. It is typically a topic, phenomenon, or challenge that you are inter¬ested in and with which you are at least somewhat familiar." http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/36330_Chapter2.pdf

Parahoo (1997, p.396) defines the research question as 'the broad question which is set at the start of a study'. The centrality of the research question to the whole research process is outlined by ...

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