For example: The point is to keep drilling down through this until the real reason is revealed.
This can get uncomfortable for many managers because often they feel too busy to evaluate the “why” of doing certain processes.
The first and most important step in any research is to identify and delineate the research problem: that is, what the researcher wants to solve and what questions he/she wishes to answer.
A research problem may be defined as an area of concern, a gap in the existing knowledge, or a deviation in the norm or standard that points to the need for further understanding and investigation.
Writing a statement of the problem should help you clearly identify the purpose of the research project you will propose.
Often, the statement of the problem will also serve as the basis for the introductory section of your final proposal, directing your reader’s attention quickly to the issues that your proposed project will address and providing the reader with a concise statement of the proposed project itself.
Research is a systematic investigative process employed to increase or revise current knowledge by discovering new facts.
It can be divided into two general categories: (1) Basic research, which is inquiry aimed at increasing scientific knowledge, and (2) Applied research, which is effort aimed at using basic research for solving problems or developing new processes, products, or techniques.
Although many problems turn out to have several solutions (the means to close the gap or correct the deviation), difficulties arise where such means are either not obvious or are not immediately available.
This then necessitates some research to reach a viable solution.