In Chapter 2 (pp. 21-23), each author of your textbook describes the process he or she went through to identify a research problem. Pick one of these three research problems, and respond to each of the following in a 3-page analysis:


Is this a broad or narrow research problem? Explain.

Is this research problem of widespread or limited interest? Explain.

What topics in the literature might the researcher want to explore? Explain.

Evaluate the stated research problem (good or bad) on other characteristics of a good research problem (i.e., filling gaps in the literature, clarity of the problem, testability, feasibility)—support your answer.