How to write a statement of the problem

ADVANCED COURSE: Highlight the research problem and write more persuasively with a downloadable template, detailed examples, instructional video, and more.

What will you learn?

  1. The role and importance of a statement of the problem
  2. The structure of a persuasive statement of a problem
  3. What key elements your problem statement should cover
  4. Two approaches to writing a statement of the problem
  5. Learning resources to help write an ideal problem statement
  6. How to quickly assess the efficacy of your problem statement


Course Description

Are you wondering how to explain the research problem you have chosen to study? Are you struggling to write a persuasive statement of the problem? This carefully structured advanced course by Prof. Henry Bwisa comes with detailed explanations, guidelines, practical tips, insightful comparisons, and an instructional video to provide you with a deep learning experience.

The real-life examples provided with this course will help you understand how to draft an articulate statement of the problem, which perfectly encapsulates the value of your study and forms the foundation of your research. What’s more, you can test your expertise by crafting your own statement of the problem with the help of a handy downloadable template at the end of the final lecture!


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Let's begin with the basics of statement of the problem!

Lecture 2: The main attributes of a good statement of the problem

Lecture 3: Tips and guidelines to write a statement of the problem

Lecture 4: Let's tie it all together with these key learning resources


Your Instructor


Prof. Henry Bwisa
Prof. Henry Bwisa

With a PhD in Economics and over 30 years of teaching experience, Henry Bwisa is a Full Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya. His stellar portfolio and more than 30 research collaborations have earned him the title of Chairman of the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN); he is also Kenya’s permanent representative at the World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME). Prof. Bwisa has also designed a road safety awareness app called ‘SAFARIWIZ’ and received numerous awards, including the ‘Innovative Teaching of Entrepreneurship’. He uses his extensive research experience and connections within the research community to curate and offer practical information and ideas on how to successfully navigate the researcher journey.


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