1. Question: How does the statement of the problem provide the foundation for the rest of the study?
2. List your references/sources
The problem provides the context for the research study and typically generates questions which the research hopes to answer. In considering whether or not to move forward with a research project, you will generally spend some time considering the problem.
In your paper, the statement of the problem is the first part of the paper to be read [we are ignoring the title and the abstract]. The problem statement should "hook" the reader and establish a ...
This solution exemplifies the functions of a problem statement.