Judge the relevance of each problem definition
Test your problem definitions against your paradigm cases.
Testing your problem definitions will help you figure out which problem definition to use for your contribution.
To test your problem definitions, you will see which aspects of the problem definition are similar or different to the aspects of the important paradigm cases.
For this technique you will need:
1. Create a table of paradigm cases and problem definitions
2. For each cell, evaluate how well the problem definition narrates the tension by asking: "How many aspects of the problem definition match aspects of these cases?"
3. Add the evaluation back to your list of problem definitions. The evaluation should look like the following:
4. Repair "faulty" problem definitions
By the end of this technique you will:
Kaufer, D. S., Geisler, C., & Neuwirth, C. M. (1989). Arguing from sources: Exploring issues through reading and writing. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (p. 198-209).