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What is research? Research is the systematic process of collecting and analyzing information to increase our understanding of the phenomenon under study. It is the function of the researcher to contribute to the understanding of the phenomenon and to communicate that understanding to others. This chapter explains what research is and what it is not. Eight characteristics of research are presented. The process of research as a helical cycle is discussed. -Research is the investigation of a particular topic using a variety of reliable, scholarly resources. The three major goals of research are establishing facts, analyzing information, and reaching new conclusions. The three main acts of doing research are searching for, reviewing, and evaluating information.Learning what research is not may help you fully grasp the concept. Randomly selecting books from the library is not research, nor is surfing the Internet. On the contrary, research requires organization, resourcefulness, reflection, synthesis, and above all, time. 1.to search or investigate exhaustively

2. studious inquiry or examination; especially : investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws 3. the collecting of information about a particular subject

-Research is defined as the creation of new knowledge and/or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way so as to generate new concepts, methodologies and understandings. This could include synthesis and analysis of previous research to the extent that it leads to new and creative outcomes. This definition of research is consistent with a broad notion of research and experimental development (R&D) as comprising of creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humanity, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications This definition of research encompasses pure and strategic basic research, applied research and experimental development. Applied research is original investigation undertaken to acquire new knowledge but directed towards a specific, practical aim or objective (including a client-driven purpose).

Research is the systematic process of collecting and analyzing information to increase our understanding of the phenomenon under study. It is the function of the researcher to contribute to the understanding of the phenomenon and to communicate that understanding to others. This chapter explains what research is and what it is not. Eight characteristics of research are presented. The process of research as a helical cycle is discussed.

Characteristic of a good researcher
The researcher should be a creative and highly motivated individual, a good problem solver who sees problems as challenges to be overcome rather than avoided. They need to have a good appearance, since they will be representing the company with many outside agencies. They should be able to work as a member of a team and to take direction. An minimum educational qualification of a degree in a relevant field is often required. They should also possess excellent oral and written skills, being able to communicate easily, effectively, persuasively on the phone and in writing. Proven postgraduate research experience, a multidisciplinary academic background, good visual sense, demonstrable interest in interactive multimedia and basic word-processing skills are advantageous.

Classification of research byMethods
1.What was? : HistoricalResearch2.What is? : Descriptive Method3.Why? : Explanatory Method4.What will be? ExperimentalMethod : Ex post FactResearch or Causal-Comparative Method

Characteristics of a good
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Passion
„ Patience
„ Persistence
„ Curiosity
„ Skepticism/challenging/questioning
„ Creativity
„ Scholarship
„ Focus
„ Obsessive...
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