Formulating the problem

By thinking about your focus and asking questions about it you have the power to formulate a problem. But what exactly is a problem? Well, a problem is something difficult: a puzzle, a question proposed for solution. A problem is not necessarily negative or in any way depressing. Usually it is challenging. You have to formulate your problem as a short simple and preferably answerable question.


An example of a problem relating to the focus given earlier might be: What are the parallels between Jamaican and West African Spatial Organisation?