RES 531 Context of the Problem- Security Management

Assignment 2: Context of the Problem

About the Research Proposal Paper

With this assignment, you will develop the first section of your Research Proposal paper for this course. Your paper will follow the standard outline of the proposal for the Directed Research Project (DRP). The DRP, a major research paper on a topic (or problem) in your discipline, is a requirement of your graduate work at Strayer. The proposal for the DRP comprises the following sections:

1.Context of the problem. 2.Statement of the problem. 3.Research questions. 4.Significance of the study. 5.Research design and methodology. 6.Organization of the study. 7.Tentative reference list. You will develop and submit one (1) of these sections every week. After each has been graded and returned to you, you will have an opportunity to revise it before assembling all of the sections into your final paper, to be submitted in Week 11. Note that the DRP Manuscript Guidebook is available here. Context of the Problem “The Context of the Problem sets up the research statement with background, purpose, and perhaps some support from the literature or acceptable literature alternatives. It is here that the DRP problem or issue is discussed and gives a transitory explanation of what the completed research work-product will most likely contain.” DRP Manuscript Guidebook This is the first section of your Research Proposal paper.

Submit a one to two (1-2) page description of the problem, following these criteria:

1.Describe the history of the problem and why it is a problem. 2.Identify where and for whom it is a problem. 3.Identify the purpose of your research on this problem. The format of the description is to be as follows:

•Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on all sides, APA format. •Use headers for each of the subjects being covered, followed by your response. •In addition to the content page required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the course title, and the date.

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