The Concept Paper acts as a summary of this project.
The Concept Paper, although highly abridged, is comprised of many of the same items found in a dissertation.
Supporting documentation, including statistical data if available, should be used to emphasize the need for this research.
This section is one of the most important sections of the Concept Paper; it serves to gain the reader’s attention and support.
Walker and Avant assert that concept analysis and development are fundamental processes required by nurse researchers who are attempting to measure the metaphysical phenomena of nursing, or in this study the midwifery practice.
The framework suggested by Walker and Avant was used for the analysis described in this research.
Statement of the Problem — provides the purpose for the research.
This section of the Concept Paper introduces the problem under investigation, addresses why the researcher wants to investigate this problem, and how the research findings may help address the problem.
Words should serve a useful purpose; avoid words that do not add substance or words that are misleading.
The title of the Concept Paper may become the title of the dissertation.