It demonstrates the need/gap in the literature and presents compelling evidence about why the study is significant. Considering the articles you used for your annotated bibliography, which of those articles demonstrate most convincingly that the proposed research topic is current and relevant? Of those articles, which current articles identifies a need/gap based on what is not known or an area for future research that the proposed study will address? Given these ideas, what is the problem statement for the proposed study? How do the gap and problem identified statement relate to your specific degree and emphasis?