In viewing older dissertations at NCU, you will see separate Introduction and Ba
In viewing older dissertations at NCU, you will see separate Introduction and Background sections. In the most current dissertation template, these have been combined to one 2-4 page section which prepares the reader for your problem statement and purpose. This week you will construct this 2-4 page introduction to your topic. You will need to support this information with at least 10-12 peer-reviewed journal articles published within the last five years. Note: Your eventual dissertation will require you to support your research with at least 85% of your articles based upon research findings from within the last five years. The Introduction should present these required components: Present an overview of the general topic(s). Describe the larger context in which the problem exists. Present an overview of why the topic of study is relevant and warranted. Briefly explain prior research on the topic(s) and why the topic is of practical, empirical, and theoretical importance. Clearly lead the reader to the problem statement. The reader should not be surprised by the content of the problem statement after reading the Introduction. Do not explicitly state the proposed study’s purpose or methodology as these are addressed in later sections. Assure all assertions are supported with scholarly evidence.

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