This section should describe the specific problem the research project will explore. The problem statement should reflect the scope of the research (demographics – geographic and temporal aspects)
It should include;
1. What is the specific problem? Start with the broader issue e.g. Impact of disruptive innovation hospitality – then drill down to the more specific problem e.g. Impact of AirBnb in regional NSW
2. Supporting statements – how do you know this is a problem? You will need to conduct background research and provide references (citations)
3. Significance of the research
“Why is this topic significant to you? Why should others be interested in it? You might find it helpful to think about what led you to undertake research in this area. You might also consider how scholars in the field discuss its importance. In what ways is your understanding of its significance similar or different?” (Monash University, 2020)
Describe and justify your approach to the research e.g. quantitative, qualitative or mixed method. This is an Applied Research project, be sure to explain how your research fits as an applied research project.
Collection & Sampling
Describe HOW you collected the data that you have used
How did you verify the data source/s used?
Discuss any drawbacks relating to the use of secondary data sources in your research
How did you choose your sample for your data collection?
Describe the sampling method used by the original source/s