Chapter 1 Introduction Criterion
â€¢ Introduction â€“ states general nature of problem
â€¢ Identifies project as quality or leadership focused project
â€¢ Background â€“ briefly describes general context of the topic
â€¢ Statement of the problem â€“ â€˜Therefore the problem/topic addressed in this study isâ€¦â€™
â€¢ Purpose of the study â€“ describes specific objectives of the study, related to the problem described above.
â€¢ Rationale â€“ Ties together the identified problem, the purpose/goal of the study, and identifies how the writer intends the results will be used to accomplish identified goals.
â€¢ Research questions â€“ lists 2-4 specific research questions/objectives for the study.
â€¢ Nature of the study â€“ identifies method of study to be used (descriptive, relational, causal, exploratory, or predictive}
â€¢ Significance of the study â€“ personal, professional, and/or research.
â€¢ Definition of terms
â€¢ Assumptions and Limitations