Unformatted text preview: applying theory to practical problems.) 3. Background. Give a short history of the problem area. How did it develop, what is it's current status, who has been studying it, etc. 4. Purpose/Research Question(s)/Study Goals (all these terms mean roughly the same thing). How are you going to approach the problem with your study? What do you hope to accomplish with your research towards addressing the problem? And, again, why is your approach an important one?; (i.e. justify your approach/goals/questions). 5. What literature(s) are you planning to review (or have you already reviewed) relevant to the problem. Be as concise as you can. Talk to each other about your research interests; this will help you clarify your thoughts. You should be able to confine this assignment to 2-3 pages....
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- Fall '06
- Greek loanwords, Thesis or dissertation, Doctor of Philosophy