Meaning of Problem

What is Problem:

A problem is an issue or question that must be solved or clarified, a contradiction or a conflict between what it is and what it should be, a difficulty or an inconvenience to the achievement of an end or a dislike, a nuisance or a concern.

The concept of problem in the sense of a question to be solved is applicable to the most varied disciplines, such as mathematics, philosophy, ecology, economics, politics, sociology and methodology, among others.

Synonyms for problem can be: difficulty, inconvenience, complication or annoyance; enigma or unknown; issue or question; doubt or question; obstacle or pregnancy.

The word problem, as such, comes from the Latin trouble, and this in turn from the Greek πρόβλημα (problem).

See also the meaning of Question.

Social problems

Social problems are all those matters related to different social issues, such as health, well-being, quality of life, education, work, housing, security, access to opportunities, among others.

Social problems, in this sense, are issues that affect people's happiness and well-being. Its recognition and approach by politicians and the main social actors is essential so that these can be resolved effectively.

See also Social issue.

Ethical problem

An ethical problem is one that arises from a situation or event that poses a conflictive situation on a moral level. In this sense, the ethical problem translates into a choice that constitutes a conflict in itself, either because the alternatives represent a benefit, or because they entail some difficulty or harm.

For the solution of an ethical problem, the individual must carefully consider the implications and consequences of their actions, as well as the suitability of their conduct according to the principles or values ​​by which they are governed.

See also:

  • Ethics
  • Moral
  • Moral and ethic

Environmental problem

As an environmental problem or ecological problem, any change or disorder that affects the environmental balance is designated. Environmental problems can arise from the impact of human activity or from environmental catastrophes that introduce imbalances or imbalances in a natural environment.

Environmental problems, in this sense, constitute a risk to life (animal, plant and human) that inhabits a given place. Examples of environmental problems are pollution (air, water, etc.), the hole in the ozone layer, indiscriminate deforestation, global warming, among others.

See also:

  • Environment
  • Environmental pollution
  • Global warming

Research Problem

A research problem is that matter or question that a research paper or research project aims to clarify.

The research problem, as such, is what justifies and guides the research process and the researcher's activity. Thus, the first thing to carry out a research work is to define, by applying different scientific-methodological criteria, all the aspects of the phenomenon that it is intended to study and explain.

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