Statement of the problem: Present the description of the research problem and an explanation that describes how the research problem led to the current research question.
Presents the description of the research problem, but does not fully explain how the research problem led to the current research question (RQ), or does not present the RQ in a question format. There is some additional research cited but not anything cited that makes the case for a need for more research. Need to specifically add that.
#2 Purpose of the study: Describe what information is needed in order to advance the knowledge base.
Describes the information needed to advance the knowledge base, but does not specifically identify the gap in the knowledge base. Has more citations and some info on the lit being insufficient, but that does not seem to be cited. Need to add that