Key words should abound that will subsequently be used again in Chapter 2.
A minimum of two to three citations to the literature per paragraph is advisable.
The paragraphs must be a summary of unresolved issues, conflicting findings, social concerns, or educational, national, or international issues, and lead to the next section, the statement of the problem. The focus of the Background of the Problem is where a gap in the knowledge is found in the current body of empirical (research) literature.
Use plenty of transitional words and sentences from one section to another, as well as subheadings, which allow the reader to follow the writer’s train of thought.
Following is an outline of the content of the empirical argument of Chapter 1.
Most of these factors will be discussed in detail in Chapter 3.
Significance of the Study The significance is a statement of why it is important to determine the answer to the gap in the knowledge, and is related to improving the human condition.
Our consultants assist students to focus on a specific gap in the knowledge and meet the requirements in this chapter needed to defend the choice of that gap.
Chapter 1, with a highly focused review of the literature, and is normally the “prospectus” that a committee approves before the “proposal” to start research is approved.
Do not keep the reader waiting to find out the precise subject of the dissertation.
Background of the Problem This section is critically important as it must contain some mention of all the subject matter in the following Chapter 2 Review of the Literature 2 and the methodology in Chapter 3.