A Simple Problem Formulation Framework to Create the Right Solution to the Right Problem
Sauve-Ciencewicki, A., Davis, K. P., McDonald, J., Ramanarayanan, T., Raybould, A., Wolf, D. C., & Valenti, T. (2019). A simple problem formulation framework to create the right solution to the right problem. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology : RTP, 101, 187–193.
This resource sheds light on describing and evaluating the specifics of the problem to be solved by not creating solutions first, but by following the listed three steps: (1) the problem should be framed to provide clarity and gain agreement on the problem to be addressed, resulting in a specific problem statement; (2) the problem should be explored in order to transform it into an operational state through questions to answer, hypotheses to test, and represented by a conceptual model; and (3) the approach to testing hypotheses should be mapped, and the analysis plan should be developed to address the problem statement.