Learning Objectives  What is a research problem  Selecting the problem Techniques involved in defining a problem Illustration   4/28/2012 2 .

refers to some difficulty which a researcher experiences in the context of either a theoretical or practical situation and wants to obtain the solution for the same.” 4/28/2012 3 .“In general.

 Individual or a group-difficulty or the problem. Some environment to which difficulty pertains  4/28/2012 4 .  Objectives to be attained Courses of action-at least two means   Relative efficiency of possible alternatives.

time and qualifications etc.      Subject which is overdone. Importance of subject. Subject selected should be familiar and feasible. The selection of the problem must be preceded by a preliminary study. Avoid controversial subject Avoid too narrow or too vague problems. Cost. 4/28/2012 5 .

(pilot surveys) Understanding the nature of the problem. 4/28/2012 6 . Surveying the available literature. Developing the ideas through discussions.(experience surveys) Rephrasing the research problem.     Statement of the problem in a general way.

 Technical terms and words or phrases should be defined. Basic assumptions or postulates should be stated . Criteria for selecting the problem.    4/28/2012 7 . Scope of the investigation or limits and limitations should be stated.

“Why is productivity in Japan so much higher than in India “? “What factors were responsible for the higher labor productivity of Japan’s manufacturing industries during the decade 2000 to 2010 relative to India's manufacturing industries? 4/28/2012 8 .

“To what extent did labour productivity in 2000 to 2010 in Japan exceed that of India in respect of 15 selected manufacturing industries? What factors were responsible for the productivity differentials between the two countries by industries?” 4/28/2012 9 .

Anupama 4/28/2012 10 .THANK YOU BY T.

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