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Elements of a problem by Mind Map: Elements of a problem

1. Objective

1.1. Function:

1.1.1. To set the direction of the investigation.

1.2. Structure:

1.2.1. It must have an infinitive verb.

1.3. Characteristics:

1.3.1. It must be achievable, measurable and congruent.

1.4. Example:

1.4.1. Seeking a position at XYZ Company where I can maximize my 10+ years of management, quality assurance, program development, and training experience.

1.4.2. Seeking a position as a clinical practice assistant for a health maintenance organization, utilizing my award-winning writing, research, and leadership skills.

2. Research Question

2.1. Function:

2.1.1. To identify what is necessary to know.

2.2. Structure:

2.2.1. It is expressed with question marks.

2.3. Characteristics:

2.3.1. Attractive, interesting and easy to solve.

2.4. Example:

2.4.1. What effect does daily use of Twitter have on the attention span of under-16s?

2.4.2. What impact have university internationalisation policies had on the availability and affordability of housing in the Netherlands?

3. Justification

3.1. Function:

3.1.1. It explains the importance of the research.

3.2. Structure:

3.2.1. It discloses the relevance, importance and feasibility.

3.3. Characteristics:

3.3.1. It is compelling, real and contextualized.

3.4. Example:

3.4.1. when you provide data to back up a recommendation you make. An example of justify is when you make an excuse to make bad behavior seem oK.

4. Delimitation

4.1. Function:

4.1.1. It establish location, time and the study object.

4.2. Structure:

4.2.1. It indicates periods of time and the study subject which the one that do the research.

4.3. Characteristics:

4.3.1. It marks the spatial and temporal limits.

4.4. Example:

4.4.1. One example of delimitation in research manifests as self imposed limitations set by the researcher on a subject matter. If a researcher were publishing an study there would be standard limitations, or factors outside their control, exhibited in the research results. In addition, there would be delimitations, areas that the researcher did not examine (typically for the point of brevity and relevance for the reader).