Interviewing Practitioners The identification of research problems about particular topics can arise from formal interviews or informal discussions with practitioners who provide insight into new directions for future research and how to make research findings more relevant to practice.
Discussions with experts in the field, such as, teachers, social workers, health care providers, lawyers, business leaders, etc., offers the chance to identify practical, “real world” problems that may be understudied or ignored within academic circles.
If properly managed and funded, it can contribute significantly to the nation’s economy and efficiently connect the inland with points of international trade.
Step 2 Despite the immense potential, the waterways have languished because of neglected and aging infrastructure, lack of funding for the maintenance of the lock and dam system on the rivers, and government apathy.
In your research, the problem statement is the main organizing principle that guides the elements or structure of your paper.