A research gap refers to a particular research question or research problem that has not been addressed in a particular area of study. It is an unexplored concept or idea that creates a knowledge gap in the field. To identify a research gap, it is important to review the existing literature extensively. A research gap could even exist if a certain population hasn’t been studied yet, or due to an unexplored variable. It may also exist if the existing research is outdated.
AuthorCafé is a research administration, writing, and collaboration solution that helps institutions efficiently manage their PhD programmes and pre-award grants processes. AuthorCafé also enables the institution to retrieve real-time data on research progress and funding and identify bottlenecks early on for better productivity.