Identification of problem space

The purpose of this assignment is to keep the doctoral learner focused on dissertation success. The Identification of the Problem Space section of the dissertation identifies the problem space in the literature from which the problem statement and research questions emerged. It provides boundaries for the literature review and describes how the study will address the problem. The section describes how the research fits with and will contribute to or advance the current literature or body of research. Although this advancement may be a small step forward in a line of current research, it must add to the current body of knowledge and align to the learner’s program of study.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Refer to the potential research design you drafted as an assignment in a previous course.
  • Retain this paper for reference in future courses.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for specific guidelines related to doctoral-level writing. These chapters contain essential information on manuscript structure and content, clear and concise writing, and academic grammar and usage.
  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.


Write a report (500-750 words) in which you:

  1. Identify the problem space in the literature that was used to define the problem statement and develop the research questions.
  2. Describe how your study will fit with and contribute to or advance the current literature or body of research.

Prezi Assignment

The prezi must be a topic of your choosing in Western Civilization. You are doing a 2-5 minute video in your own words and creativity and not plagiarizing from the textbook or any other source. You are to discuss the topic and it’s relevance to Western Civilization. For example: if you were to do an example of Alexander the Great and his conquest and influence of the Western World by Greece. Make sure you thoroughly research what it is you want to do your Prezi on. Create bullet points and at least one picture of the person, event or area on which your topic is based.