Meaning of Research Problem
The term problem has been derived from a Greek word which means anything thrown forward or a question proposed for situation or a matter stated for examination.
Definition of Research Problem
Following are some of the important definitions of research problem
- R.S Woodworth: “A problem is a situation for which we have no ready made solution”.
- John Dewey: “A problem represents the information’s acquired by a researcher and seeks solution for it”.
- K. Person: “A problem is that situation if we modified will bring solution in the difficulty”.
- Gibson: “A problem is really a spring board for a leap in to the unknown”.
We can say from the above definitions that, problem is a disturbing situation which needs a solution.
Identification of Research Problem
Identification is a sense of consciousness and awareness about a social phenomena. Identification of a problem is very difficult and have no specific rules and principles but following are some sources for identification of a social problem.
- Researcher Knowledge
- Keen observation
- Careful Investigation
- Cause and effect relationships