A Unique Purpose. You might be wondering how a research paper purpose statement is different from a problem statement, thesis statement or research question. In a problem statement, you identify the need for the research because you have identified a problem that needs to be studied. It is the first step, before creating your purpose statement.
Types of Research Abstracts 1. Highlighting. This one is a more concise version of an abstract that must draw. 2. Descriptive. This type describes someone else's paper and is limited to 100 words. 3. Critical. This one is a smaller version of a critical review. 4. Informative. Used for research.