Purpose “Describe the reason for doing the research, the topic of interest, why it is important or useful to study this, the specific research question(s) asked and the objectives set. Research without a purpose is unlikely to be good research.” (Oates 2005) Write in this section about the following: • What is the problem? Whose problem is it? Refer to 2-3 good scientific references that confirm for the reader that this is actually a relevant problem. • What is done earlier to address this problem? Give 4-5 good references that illustrate the different approaches taken by other researchers to solve this problem. (you might also consider to do an in-depth literature review as part of your autumn project). • What is wrong with earlier research? Did they not manage to solve the problem? Why? Why is your approach going to be better? What new knowledge do you plan to add? • Summarize with a list of clearly defined research questions. One main question and 2-3 sub-questions related to the main question. Note that the sub-questions should contribute to answer the main question.