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What Are the Stages in the Formulation of a Scientific Problem?

Of course, the formulation of any scientific problem consists of certain stages. Let's list them and talk about each in detail:

  1. Identification of the need for a problem statement. This stage largely depends on the personal qualities of the graduate student and his interest. After all, if a graduate student wants to get a PhD, he will always find what problem will underlie the study. Even if a graduate student cannot quickly find a scientific problem, he can be sure that there is still a lot of things unexplored. This is what you should pay attention to.

  2. Formulation of the urgency of the problem. As a rule, the relevance of a scientific problem is formed on the basis of practical significance. Therefore, new methods and means are emerging, thanks to which it is possible to solve the research problem.

  3. Determining the scientific novelty of the problem and the main objectives of the study. When a graduate student participates in scientific conferences, writes a scientific article, or performs other research activities, he can always identify a new problem that will be important in the future in scientific circles and that is really worth considering.

  4. If a graduate student develops a new technical device, then there will always be a problem that can be solved with the help of this device.

  5. Identification of the main core of the scientific problem. This stage is the main and key stage of the entire dissertation work. It is based on the practical significance of the identified problem and its scientific novelty.

  6. Definition of areas of science adjacent to the subject of study (problem). This stage allows to expand the scope of the study and look at the subject of study from different angles.

  7. The final formulation of the scientific problem. After completing all the above steps, it will not be difficult to correctly identify a scientific problem and formulate its formulation.

Useful tips to help you correctly formulate a scientific problem

Finally, will give useful recommendations that will help to correctly formulate a scientific problem:

  • Divide the main question (problem) into several additional parts,

  • Take a systematic approach to available data and identify the core of the problem,

  • Make a detailed plan according to which you will answer the main and additional questions,

  • Line up to identify which areas of the issue under consideration have already been studied, and which are yet to be studied,

  • Determine the required amount of work only after assessing the practical significance and scientific novelty of the problem, as well as after analyzing the data on the solution of similar problems by other authors.

More resources: Where Can I Find Sample Dissertations? How to Use the Services of the Expert-analytical Center of the Academy of Sciences Main Features of a Dissertation in History Structural Features of a Dissertation in History How to Formulate a Scientific Problem in a Dissertation?

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